That’s all she wrote for Kathy Griffin! One short day after releasing a photograph displaying the decapitated head of our Commander-In-Chief, CNN has announced they have justifiable FIRED the desperate comedian.
“We found what she did disgusting and offensive,” read a statement sent to USA TODAY by CNN spokesman Shimrit Sheetrit. “We are pleased to see she has apologized and asked that the photos be taken down.”
Griffin took to Twitter Tuesday night in an effort to quickly cover her tracks.
“I crossed the line,” she said. “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 will continue to. I ask for your forgiveness.”
But the damage was already done in the worst way possible. The image did more than affect American citizens, it was a personal attack on President Trump’s entire family.
“Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself. My children, especially my 11-year-old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!” Tweeted President Trump, with similar sentiments echoed by the First Lady. “As a mother, a wife, and a human being, that photo is very disturbing,” the first lady said in a statement issued by her press secretary, Stephanie Grisham.
The disgraced comedian would not find solace in her colleagues either, even those who have worked alongside her for years. Anderson Cooper, longtime co-host of CNN’s New Year’s Eve program alongside Griffin, offered zero sympathy for his partner’s actions.
“For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in,” he tweeted Tuesday night. “It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate.”
There is no doubt what Griffin did is deplorable and she has earned each and every consequence that comes her way, but this should only be the beginning. Celebrities and high-ranking officials should ALWAYS be held accountable for their actions against the White House and its Family. What kind of precedent does this set for our children, for our representatives, for our country as a whole? Where has America’s respect gone?
I say we use this opportunity to set the standard from this day forward. There is nothing funny about abusing our constitutional rights. Either we stand up as one nation with one voice, or this complete disregard for our beautiful country and its leaders will be nothing but a tasteless joke. We have a job to do, and taking down people like Griffin is only the beginning.