‘Decision’ about Kathy Griffin’s annual New Year’s Eve gig stumps CNN after ‘contrived’ apology

It didn’t take long for Kathy Griffin to apologize profusely for holding a replica of President Trump’s severed head for cameras on Tuesday (we’ll spare you the disgusting image again in this post, but if you’d like to see it the link to BPR’s coverage yesterday is above).

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“I sincerely apologize,” Griffin said, after “just now” seeing the strong reaction to the image. “I’m a comic. I cross the line. I move the line and then I cross it. I went way too far. The image is too disturbing. I understand how it offends people. It wasn’t funny, I get it. I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my career. I’ve asked 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.”

Fox News’ Dana Perino called it “contrived” on The Five, and it probably was considering that Griffin had joked during the original video about possibly having to “move to Mexico” once the video gets out.

The comedian had plenty of detractors on all sides of the ideological spectrum on this one, including Chelsea Clinton, who issued a sharp condemnation via Twitter that called Griffin’s stunt “vile and wrong.”

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CNN released a statement announcing it’s “evaluating” its New Years Eve coverage. Griffin has been the chosen star of the annual ball drop on the network for the past few years.

“We found what she did disgusting and offensive,” a CNN spokesperson said. “We are pleased to see she has apologized and asked that the photos be taken down. We are evaluating our New Year’s Eve coverage and have made no decisions at this point.”

Her ball-dropping co-host, Anderson Cooper, made a public denouncement on Tuesday.


So, are people accepting Griffin’s apology? A quick sampling of Twitter responses and reposts say “negatory” on that front…

https://twitter.com/bakedalaska/status/869717976534065152

https://twitter.com/ARmastrangelo/status/869716798513586177

President Duterte GOES OFF on Chelsea Clinton! How did you feel ‘when your father was f***ing Monica Lewinsky?’

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