CNN cuts ties with Kathy Griffin after controversial Trump video |

CNN cuts ties with Kathy Griffin after controversial Trump video

John Altdorfer
Kathy Griffin backstage at the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts, Downtown Pittsburgh. March 26, 2017

CNN terminated Kathy Griffin from its New Year’s Eve coverage after the comedian appeared in a video holding what looked like President Donald Trump’s bloody, severed head.

Griffin had hosted the New Year’s Eve show on CNN with Anderson Cooper.

Griffin apologized for the polarizing turn of events, which was publicized online on Tuesday. In a video statement on social media, she said she had asked Shields to take down the photos.

“I beg for your forgiveness,” Griffin said in the 30-second clip. “I went too far.”

Griffin also tweeted: “I am sorry. I went too far. I was wrong.”

Trump tweeted his displeasure with the video earlier Wednesday.

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