On Wednesday, CNN ditched comedienne Kathy Griffin from its annual New Year’s Eve program after she posed with a fake decapitated head of President Donald Trump.
For her part, Griffin has apologized for the outrage over the image…..by the way, her New Year’s Eve co-host Anderson Cooper said that he was “appalled” at her attempt at being funny with the picture…and admitted that she “crossed a line”.
Granted, it’s a pretty gruesome image – and it’s tough to find any kind of humor in killing a president.
However, the outrage has largely dissolved into a “left versus right” battle south of the border, with Trump supporters suggesting that this kind of behavior seems acceptable among those against the Republican party. But didn’t musician Ted Nugent call for former President Barack Obama to be killed, branding him a “subhuman mongrel”?
In April, Trump welcomed Nugent to the White House.
Bottom line, it’s not really about left and right. It’s about common sense. It IS possible to be funny AND decent – and unfortunately, for Kathy Griffin, this image doesn’t fall into either category..
So…those are my thoughts? What do you think? Was CNN warranted in terminating Griffin, or has this all been blown out of proportion? ~ Jason