Embattled part-time comedienne Kathy Griffin will not ring in the New Year alongside CNN Anchor Anderson Cooper in 2018.
CNN severed all ties with Griffin on Wednesday after she “beheaded” President Donald Trump in a photo shoot.
Griffin held up a decapitated head that resembled President Trump in a photo shoot by controversial photographer Tyler Shields. The grisly image first appeared on gossip website TMZ on Tuesday.
Many compared Griffin’s action to ISIS militants beheading kidnapped Americans in a terror spree in Syria.
Griffin issued a written apology and she posted a video of herself apologizing following the intense backlash on social media.
“Hey everybody, it’s me, Kathy Griffin,” she said in a video post. “I sincerely apologize. I’m just now seeing the reaction of these images. I’m a comic, I crossed the line. I move the line then I cross it. I went way too far.”
Griffin called the photo a mistake and asked fans for forgiveness.
“The image is too disturbing, I understand how it offends people,” she continued. “It wasn’t funny. I get it. I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my career, I will continue. I ask for your forgiveness. Taking down the image. I’m going to ask the photographer to take down the image. And I beg for your forgiveness. I went too far. I made a mistake and I was wrong.”
But it was too little, too late.
Las Vegas hotels and venues canceled Griffin’s shows, and a manager for the Mirage Hotel said she is not welcome back even as a guest.
Anderson Cooper was among the many notables to denounce Griffin on Tuesday. He called her behavior “disgusting” and “completely inappropriate.”
And Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton, said “I hope we can at least agree that it’s never funny to joke about violence toward anyone.”