CNN has officially cut ties with Kathy Griffin over her “decapitation” photo stunt involving President Trump, and they aren’t the only ones firing the D-list celebrity.
CNN issued a statement via Twitter stating “CNN has terminated our agreement with Kathy Griffin to appear on our New Year’s Eve program.”
Griffin has hosted CNN’s New Year’s Eve coverage with Anderson Cooper for ten straight years. She had been controversial in her hosting duties, including several instances of dropping an F-bomb on live TV. CNN’s New Year’s coverage also included the lowering of a drag queen in a giant high-heeled shoe to ring in the New Year, much to Griffin’s delight.
That is all over now, thanks to her now-infamous photo, in which she simulated decapitating President Trump.
Here is the tweet.
CNN has terminated our agreement with Kathy Griffin to appear on our New Year’s Eve program.
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) May 31, 2017
The announcement comes after Griffin had lost another job. She had just signed on as a spokesperson for Squatty Potty, a small stool (no pun intended) that is supposed to aid in using the bathroom to, well, you know.
Ad Age reports on her Squatty Potty deal getting flushed (pun intended).
“We were shocked and disappointed to learn about the image Ms. Griffin shared today,” said Squatty Potty CEO Bobby Edwards in a statement. “It was deeply inappropriate and runs contrary to the core values our company stands for. In response, Squatty Potty has suspended its ad campaign featuring Ms. Griffin. We have acted swiftly and decisively to demonstrate our commitment to a culture of decency, civility and tolerance.”
In an interview with Ad Age earlier this month, the controversial comedian acknowledged that her commercial endorsement deals, which have included Target and Kotex, have dried up.
“It’s like the Squatty Potty is the final bachelor, and after fighting with all the bitches in the house I finally end up with the rose.”
Griffin is also losing performance gigs. She also had a July performance at a casino in New Mexico cancelled.