CNN 'evaluating' Kathy Griffin's NYE role: 'No decisions at this point'

CNN is evaluating Kathy Griffin’s role in its annual New Year’s Eve coverage following the comedian's controversial photo shoot in which she posed with a decapitated, bloody head resembling President Trump.

“We found what she did disgusting and offensive,” CNN said in a statement Tuesday. “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." 

Griffin earlier Tuesday apologized for the photo, noting that she had crossed a line.

ADVERTISEMENT
“I sincerely apologize,” she said in a 31-second video posted on Twitter. “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 way too disturbing.”

“I understand how it offends people,” Griffin added. “It wasn’t funny. I get it. I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my career. I’ll continue.”

Griffin also asked for forgiveness in the video, promising to take the image down. The photo, however, had already sparked debate on social media and caused "Kathy Griffin" to trend on Twitter.

Griffin has co-hosted CNN’s “New Year’s Eve Live” broadcast every January since 2007, when she joined network anchor Anderson Cooper.

Cooper tweeted earlier in the evening that he was "appalled" by the photo.