Kathy Griffin FIRED over Donald Trump joke

Controversial Kathy Griffin

Controversial Kathy Griffin

USA news network CNN has cut links with comedian Kathy Griffin after she shared a photo of herself holding up a fake bloodied head resembling Donald Trump.

"CNN has terminated our agreement with Kathy Griffin to appear on our New Year's Eve program", the CNN Public Relations account tweeted.

CNN has now ended their New Year's Eve broadcast deal with her.

56 year old Griffin's sacking came less than a day after she apologised for the images of her holding a prop of president Trump's bloody, severed head, which was taken as part of a photoshoot conducted by provocative celebrity photographer Tyler Shields that emerged on Monday.

"It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate", Cooper voiced his outrage in a tweet.

For the unversed, the comedian, on her Twitter handle uploaded a clip, which sees a tough-faced Griffin gazing forward as she lifts up the blood-splattered, beheaded Trump dummy, by its trademark hair.

"As a mother, a wife, and a human being, that photo is very disturbing", Mrs. Trump said in a statement, according to CNN.

She described the project as an "artsy fartsy statement" on Instagram and says she does not condone causing harm to others.

Griffin has posted a videotaped apology, saying that as a comic she routinely seeks to "cross the line" but realized in this case, "I went too far".

Many people thought Griffin went too far this time. "It wasn't amusing. I get it.I sincerely apologize". "It wasn't amusing. I get it". I've made a lot of mistakes in my career, I will continue. "She not only asked for forgiveness but begged for forgiveness, and I believe in forgiveness".

"I crossed the line", Griffin said in a video post via Twitter on Tuesday. He said his children, especially his son Barron, is having a hard time. "When you consider some of the atrocities happening in the world today, a photo opportunity like this is simply wrong and makes you wonder about the mental health of the person who did it".

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