Jeff Zucker limited how many Trump jokes I could tell

Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin hosting the CNN New Year's Show

Griffin in May took part in a photo shoot with celebrity photographer Tyler Shields, in which she paraded around with a prop of a bloody, severed head featuring the likeness of Trump.

Signs that their friendship was on the rocks came after Cooper tweeted his disdain for Griffin's actions at the time: 'For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in.

Anderson later said in an interview with friend Andy Cohen on July 26 that he is "still friends" with Kathy, but he still hadn't reached out to her at that pint. "I will never abdicate that responsibility".

New York Magazine reveals that Cooper was 'shocked and upset by the photo, and while he was not ready to talk to her personally about it, he still considered her to be a friend, and was publicly supportive when asked about the controversy'. Cooper didn't immediately jump up to support Griffin, and now the comic says she is done with the CNN anchor for good.

In the immediate hours following the release of the shoot, Griffin apologized for the shocking display. "The image is too disturbing. I will continue. I asked your forgiveness, and I'm gonna ask the photographer to take down the image, and I beg for your forgiveness".

Soon after, CNN fired Griffin from the New Year's Eve broadcast, which she had co-hosted with Anderson Cooper for 10 years.

Griffin also lost spots in ads, and many of her public appearances were canceled by venues and entities who were afraid to be affiliated with her after her stunt. "It wasn't amusing - I get it". Ali tweeted a screenshot of the email Griffin received from CBS Corporation's Arnold Kopelson, who wrote the kind of "Dear Leader" letter you'd expect to read in something like V For Vendetta, further signaling our descent into a dystopia. 'I'm a comedian; he's our f***** president'.

Still, Griffin remains angry at Trump, and by the sounds of it, she's done apologizing.

'President Trump just pardoned Joe Arpaio, who was essentially running a concentration camp in the Arizona desert, ' she said in an interview with The Cut this weekend. So Griffin met her critics-including virtually every member of the Trump family-head on, holding a press conference in which she addressed the not-quite-equal amount of influence that she and the president of the United States wield. The comedian is headed on her Laugh Your Head Off tour in Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

At the end of the promotional video she adds that nothing and no one is "off limits, not even him" -obviously referring to the President.



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