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Griffin loses CNN deal after photos with fake severed head

Thursday, June 01, 2017 - 00:55

CNN terminates Kathy Griffin's agreement to appear on its New Year's Eve broadcast after posing in photographs with a fake severed head resembling Donald Trump. Bob Mezan reports.

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Kathy Griffin has lost her job hosting CNN's annual New Year's Eve broadcast. The network terminated the comedian after she posed in photographs with a fake severed head resembling U.S. President Donald Trump. CNN's public relations department announced the decision in a Twitter post. Griffin apologized in a video posted to Twitter late on Tuesday saying, "I'm a comic...I move the line and then I cross it... I went way too far...The image is too disturbing...I ask your forgiveness." The photo caused a social media backlash, with Trump, among others, taking to Twitter to denounce the images.

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Griffin loses CNN deal after photos with fake severed head

Thursday, June 01, 2017 - 00:55