Kathy Griffin

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."

  • Phillybruh

    I don't feel bad when I see white folks getting backlash for the silly stuff they do. I was waiting for one to pull a super bowl size stunt to see what the fall out would be. Thanks Kathy :)

  • darealwifey

    What she did is wrong. It wasn't funny. It crossed the line. People need to stop "joking" about killing our President. It wasn't funny when people did it to Obama and it's not funny now.

  • hottlanta

    Cathy holds a fake top of Dump head and gets fired while Dump talks about his real bottom head at a Presidential debate and gets hired.

  • Soda

    Kathy's getting fired left & right from gigs so you know she probably did the same to the people who were supposed to tell her this photo wasn't such a good idea. RIP Kathy's career.

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  • Harley

    they need to sever ties with Dump .They were radio silent when Obama and his family were mocked and threatened. BYE CNN

  • Rachel

    This all about to make an example out of Kathy. They needed a fall person to show everybody else who think they can just disrespect or mock one of the most incompetent presidents in history for snicks and jokes better wise up. I hope DL Hughley is taking notes.

  • n1kk1a

    She didn't offend me at all. People need to stop getting butt hurt over stupid sh!t.?

  • Rob

    Well, there's always West Hollywood, Greenwich Village, Wilton Manors, and Midtown Atlanta. The gays still love her. Welp indeed.

  • Rayne

    A whole heap of white crystal clear and opaque tears.

  • Justlooknout

    Double Standards

    1. Trump said Obama was not born in the United States
    2. ‘President Obama has been the most ignorant president in our history’
    3. ‘He has been a disaster’ (Obama)
    4. Trump called the president the ‘founder of ISIS’
    5. He said the country’s generals were ‘reduced to rubble’ under Obama
    6. ‘I believe I know far more about foreign policy than he knows’

    I need my employment so I'm done.

  • Coy little wink

    Aww...poor rich white woman.

  • LuLu

    Good! This is the same heffah that won an award and said, "Everybody else gets up here and thanks Jesus! I say SCREW JESUS!! This is my award and I did this!" I know she's Jewish and all, but still - a little respect goes a long way. Along the same lines she made this "mistake".

  • JV

    This is all true, but Trump was never employed by CNN. (I'm sure he would've been let go on Day One if he ever was, but he never had a job there in the first place). Kathy was, and they let her go.


    Ted Nugent vowed to put Obama at the end of his gun barrel, and he was rewarded with a visit to the WH and pics in Oval Office. This is BS, but I'm sure she'll be fine.

  • Noirluv45

    Before 45 was elected, CNN went in on him like a shark, but I noticed after he was elected, they've cooled their stance. They aren't as opinionated about him as they once were.

    To me, this is mild compared to what was said and printed about Obama.

  • Justlooknout

    Yeah, I don't care if they fired here, I always thought she was obnoxious. I watch CNN every day, except for NYE that's the only time I've known her to be up there.

  • Justlooknout

    Chris Cuomo drags Trump for 4 hours every morning and so does Dawn Lemon. They hired April Rayn after Spicer berated her and not before Trump asked her to set up a meeting with Congressional Black Cacus. SMDH

    I really don't watch in between that often as I'm here in the office. But they really don't like him over there. Plus Trump calls them FAKE NEWS

  • Shira Harding-James

    She had to know what this would cause, why apologize?

  • imright

    but it is funny now

  • understandingoverignorance

    Too much!

  • We Can Do This

    What is she going to do now?

  • Coy little wink

    Trump must have sent his goons in...the fallout has been swift and furious...maybe she should let him grab her pucci ?

  • Shira Harding-James

    Have they ever depicted violence against him though?

  • Sonny Johnson

    To me This photo is a reflection of how many people in our country feel about our current President

  • Coy little wink

    Dancing with the stars ?

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Now her stupid a** has the secret service after her. What an idiot. I, for one, am not in favor of Trump but in no way do I think it was funny nor do I like this form of "art". To each their own.

  • Guess Who

    SMMFH...but many have fantasized about doing exactly that to his inept ass.

  • MissHarlem

    Kathy will be just fine. I have seen all types of disrespect for our last real Pres so this wasn't a big deal to me. Fck him and whoever dck rides for him ?

  • Tynamight

    It was less-than-smart for her to do this. I hope her career and a few gigs were worth it.

  • Tynamight

    To save her career...

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    I don't like Kathy or Donald, but this is just wrong. You should never wish death on anyone. Impeachment?!! Yeah I'm all in, but I don't wish this for him because I wouldn't want it for myself or my own fam or friends. Before we speak we are the master of our words, once spoken we are slaves of our words. Death shouldn't be played with.

  • Keisha Hannah

    Knew that was coming....

  • Shay

    I think what she did was not the smartest thing in the world.......so the of Obama hangings were ok? I did not see breaking news when people did this to him...just sayin..

  • hottlanta

    Folks are offended about her having a severed head of Dump but no one was offended with her going around the country taking off her clothes showing her raggedy body. They probably thought she was crazy and paid her no mind.

  • Clock

    I too thought it was a free for all when it came to being... Deplorable. Move on Kathy. It'll be ok.

  • Yoni7

    no one was offended with her going around the country taking off her clothes showing her raggedy body.
    Are you surprised? Look at who Don,T's wife is. THEY picked'em.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Yasssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!! Hi bewski

  • MissHarlem

    Heyyyyy boo ?

  • Please Stop The Madness

    This is why I said she shouldnt have apologized. She was gonna see this ANYWAY apology or nah.

  • Vicki White

    First of all Kathy, normal people don't let others make us that mad or get us to that point. The miraculous thing about this is... You truly thought others would join in on this type of display. Hope you and others learn when to stop.#sweetbabyjesus#itstimetorelax

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Look at my two babes loving each other. *hugs*

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    when attention wh*reism backfires at the speed of sound

  • MsPam

    So true because the person(Jehovah God) over all of our lives doesn't forget the words we speak!

  • Jen_no_juice

    The joke wasn't funny but the apology made it worse. Her career is gone

  • Rayne


  • Jen_no_juice

    Auntie can I get a post on why Underground got cancelled?? Its a great show

  • https://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I never saw the show. It must have been boring if it got canceled.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Im convinced it got the axe from all of the BLACK folks running up in through here and other blogs I have seen, hollering we dont need another slave show and not having enough support behind it. I think we as a people got our own damn show canceled.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    In my opinion she shoulda just owned her ish...don't apologize once the well runs dry.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    I said this. She aint been apologizing. The apology made it worse

  • NeverSurprised

    Threatening the President of the United States is a class E felony under United States Code Title 18, Section 871.[46][47] The offense is punishable by up to 5 years in prison,[46] a $250,000 maximum fine,[48] a $100 special assessment,[49] and 3 years of supervised release.[50] Internet restrictions such as a prohibition on access to email have been imposed on offenders who made their threats by computer.
    Lock her a$$ up for the maximum period allowed. I have had it with these spoiled liberals. So your candidate lost the election. GET OVER IT. All of this disgusting behavior towards our duly elected president is over the top. People hate our president more than they hate the mongrel dogs who just massacred a bunch of kids at a pop concert, and who are committing atrocities around the globe in the name of their "religion." Our president hasn't killed anyone. He merely wants to try to keep our country safe from the murderous thugs who want to turn the world into a caliphate.

    A message must be sent to these liberals. Use this b!tch as an example. Arrest her. Prosecute her. And send her to jail. The end.

  • tintin

    with dumb decision comes consequences

  • Mrs. ??????????

    Somethings are better left unsaid and unseen. No matter how much Kathy dislikes Trump, she went savage and the image is macabre and in poor taste. She got what she deserved.

  • Blak

    She thought that her white privilege would see her through this and everyone would have accepted her disgraceful behavior but even Chelsea Clinton didn't find this funny.

  • Kanyade

    So you are saying this "threat" should be enforced now....what about the other presidents who received threats, also?

  • Kanyade

    it is definitely poor taste. i wouldn't give it the privilege of being macabre, as the term has some elegance about it, imo. she was stupid to do this. just stupid. and now she's fired.

  • Mrs. ??????????

    Its a very disturbing photo and that was the first word to pop into my head. I don't know what Kathy was thinking when she took this photo but it was dumb as hell.

  • NicoleZee

    She said she was sorry, let's move on. Had she jokingly beheaded a rapist, killer, or child molester, she would have my full support!!! Trump seems to have an issue with women, and he has disrespected so many people it's unreal, so it's not fair if he gets mad when the tables are turned and someone has hate and disdain for him. The door swings both ways, always.

  • NicoleZee

    Was it in poor taste when Trump made fun of a mentally retarded person or when he said men should grab women by the pussy??? Verbal abuse is no better than physical abuse. My point is that you can't come for someone and get mad when they come back for you. He has no respect for women, and while I am not condoning what Ms. Griffin did, I think she had every right to express herself. Now maybe he sees how it feels. He is hateful so he can't say shit when someone does it to him.

  • NicoleZee

    If it were me, I would not be apologizing because it seems fake. She should have just owned up to what she did and left it at that. Be real. I hate when people do shit and then give a fake ass apology to save themselves and their career.

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    As much as I dislike Pres. Trump, he didn't deserve that. It's not about party lines. I fancy myself an Independent. No one should be mocked with death. We know there are some loonies walking the earth and there's no need to give them ideas. Kathy G. has always been a (to paraphrase Ms. Van Zant) low down guttersnipe. Never did like her type of comedy. She will now drop from the D list to the Z list aka Carrot Top-ped.

  • NicoleZee

    Thank you. President or not, Trump is disrespectful and hateful so he needs to just have some balls and not even pay attention to this because it is no different than the hate he has for women in the first place. I wouldn't have apologized if I were her, However, she is a celebrity and that's what they do when they have to salvage their career after expressing themselves and people complain. SMDH

  • Soda

    Lol! I found the second season boring and really don't care if it ends there.

  • Quitedeliteful

    WOW... People are going IN on this woman!!!! She's gonna lose them coins over this dumb move!!! I just wish folks went as hard when President Obama was ridiculed and slandered....

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  • Mbailey

    THIS is not a trick! Do not turn from your television stations!

  • Quitedeliteful

    Tryna be outlandish is gonna hit her hard in the the pocket.... I wonder if anyone tried to convince her that this wasn't gonna work because people get all sensitive and shyt when you take a 'joke' 'too far'....

  • Mrs. ??????????

    While I understand what you are saying and I dislike Trump as much as the next person, he has never went as far as Kathy did with that picture. That picture literally says I want to murder Donald Trump and hold his head on display. It's crude and in very poor taste.

  • Renee26

    I forgive her...was never upset about it LOL

  • hottlanta

    Love it that the one course at Dump University is paying off for you but where is your post of crimes of treason when Dump tells Russia to hack into Clinton's email server and get her emails doing the campaign. How you gonna tell a foreign country to break the law and leak information on someone else and now you wanna bitch about the leaks that are coming out on you. Where is also your list of criminal acts when he said on tape he grab women by the cat without their permission.

  • Gigi

    I don't have a problem with it. So, who you got in the finals?



  • Renee26

    Yes, all the time...look up Obama hanging and all kinds of pictures will pop up...Also did you notice how the limo became tank like with all the new bullet proof additions after Obama was elected?? The threats were real but I never heard of anyone being arrested behind them.

  • Mrs. ??????????

    They seem to forgot about that part....

  • Anunnaki

    She White she will be alright, they mad now, but she has the white privileged card...

  • GuestSTAR

    She shouldn't have apologized, should've rode it out. Within 48 hours something else would've bumped her off the news cycle.
    Secondly, her apology didn't come off as genuine.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Yaaaawwwwnnnnnn. She'll bounce back.

  • Sorry_Not_Sorry

    I saw that show one year and she was silly but kinda funny. Now who is gonna clown Anderson because he's very boring.

  • teather

    Right! CNN is a total pimp; Anderson included. Bet me she'll be there for that night. Nobody will even remember this issue. She apologized cuz she knew she would get another 30 secs of fame. She didn't mean it (the apology); that's the point.

  • B Zandaz

    I mean you really gotta think before you do stuff.... Sure Alot of ppl dont like President Trump I get it but the fact remains he is the president so doing crazy stuff like having a picture taken where you are holding what resembles his bloody head isn't going to go without consequences..

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    Despite not liking him too far is too far and she had to deal with the consequences of her actions..

  • ShadesofEMPRESS


  • nick c

    Cause they about to take your coins that's why you can't just ignore these problems.

  • nick c

    At least he doesn't touch little boys like your idol.

  • nick c

    Some of the comments here are wild I find the picture very disturbing.

  • dontgetblocked

    Liberals like Kathy are blinded by hate and they self-destruct. Kathy basically recreated the image of ISIS beheading someone. So she wants ISIS to behead President Trump. Lots of people reported her to the Secret Service and they tweeted back that they were on it. Within hours, she posted a video damn near tears. Keep playing with the POTUS...keep playing. You'll be destroyed like Kathy. I love my President and the Secret Service.

  • leapyearpisces

    I don't like our current president, like many of us, but I have said it before, and I will say it again-regardless if you like someone or not, you as a HUMAN BEING (not an animal) MUST BE A RESPECTOR of other HUMAN BEINGS, for the FACT THAT THEY TOO are human, no matter how much you DETEST or LOATHE them. It comes a point where to disrespect another human being on a certain level, is DISRESPECT OF YOURSELF!!!!!! Good job, Non-FUNNY lady of proving this jerk''s point about how he is the most hated president in history. Awesome job with your UNFUNNY azz, at getting this jerk a whole 'nother set of sympathizers. Your mammy don't like you, your pappy can't stand you, your siblings hate you, your friends tolerate you, your pets are there for the food and shelter ONLY, and you have no REAL friends, because I be HOT damn that SOMEBODY IN YOUR CIRCLE, should have told you that your slip was hanging, and that is was NOT A GOOD IDEA. I honestly feel bad for you Kathie. No one cares for you, because SOMEBODY should have cared enough about you to tell you, "hell, to the naw, to the naw, naw, naw. Where the he'll is Bishop Bullwinkle and Sheree' Whitfield when you REALLY NEED them? :-(

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    Uhhhh...I don't see the problem here.

  • ?Time2Shine?

    She really did go too far. I'm glad she didn't just receive a slap on the wrist and a "well she said she was sorry" pass. He may be hated by many but he's still is a father and a human being. With beheadîngs being a real thing, that was unacceptable and wasn't funny at all.

  • ?Time2Shine?

    It's people I don't like but I wouldn't have ever even thought of doing something this heartless. But I guess she see so many people in society getting away with doing anything to anyone and as long as they say "I'm sorry", nothing is done to them, she thought this would get a pass too. Smh

  • ?Time2Shine?

    Her apology will be the very thing that gets her right back in the "fame" door. Yes, something else will distract the public from this incident but for right now, they just want to send everyone a message that this blatant level of hatred, won't be tolerated.

  • BloodBlood

    I want this picture somewhere in my house ??

  • BloodBlood

    Right it's a great picture

  • BloodBlood


  • BloodBlood

    I want her to autograph my copy

  • imright

    my idol ?? ? who is my idol ??

  • Nala Shakur

    I think the focus should be on whoever made the disturbing prop...right?? No?? Anyone?!

  • Renee26


  • sherri2016

    But you can hang President Obama in effigy Ted Nugent can threaten him and his family without any reprucussion sad

  • Faux Gibbler

    Animals should be respected too.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Tee hee hee ?

  • leapyearpisces

    My statement was in reference to how animals treat EACH other, NOT how humans treat animals. As humans, we have cognitive and reasoning skills, we are not animals, that was my point.

  • Simone

    I loved and watched a show called the "Outsiders" and that was cancelled too (that show has an all-white cast with one Black girl, so it's not a color thing). The WGNA was bought out by another company & are taking their programming in a different direction.

  • Shira Harding-James

    Oh yes that's true!

  • Noirluv45

    Very interesting insight. Thanks for the knowledge. I stopped watching Don, and I rarely, if ever, watch Chris Cuomo. When I do watch CNN, they appear to be pretty light on Trump, being very careful not to insult him. Now that I know others aren't giving him a break, then I stand corrected.

  • Noirluv45

    Depicted violence against Obama? Heck yeah, they have. Have you seen the burning effigies and the threats against him. There are tons of pictures and sound bites regarding violence against Obama. They've disrespected that man more than any other president.

  • Justlooknout

    It's all good : )

  • Shira Harding-James

    Did not know

  • Noirluv45

    Yes, indeed. Google it. They attacked that man more than any other president. SMH.

  • Faux Gibbler


    FYI: Animals actually do have cognitive skills.. I swear to gawd, google it. LOL!