Melania Trump's strong words about that Kathy Griffin photo

Trump said earlier Griffin "should be ashamed of herself" for the photos showing her with a replica of a severed, bloodied head resembling his.

Franken cited Griffin's apology in explaining his decision. Griffin says she made a mistake, went too far and was wrong.

CNN says it has cut ties with Kathy Griffin after she posted a video that showed her holding a likeness of President Donald Trump's severed head. "The image is too disturbing, I understand how it offends people, it wasn't amusing, I get it". I understand how it offends people.

"CNN has terminated our agreement with Kathy Griffin to appear on our New Year's Eve program", the network said in a statement.

Kathy Griffin posed for this photo with a bloodied replica of the USA president's head. President Donald Trump posted on Twitter Wednesday morning to say that the photo had upset his family, especially his youngest son. "I'm taking down the image, and asked the photographer to take down the image, and I beg for your forgiveness".

The 56-year-old comedian took to Twitter on Tuesday to issue an apology to fans after many criticized that her collaboration with photographer Tyler Shields went too far.

Trump weighed in Wednesday, calling her actions "sick". Chelsea Clinton tweeted that the photo was "vile and wrong".

Squatty Potty, a Utah-based bathroom products company, said in a statement Tuesday that it has suspended an ad campaign featuring Griffin. Griffin co-hosts CNN's New Year's Eve coverage with Anderson Cooper.

A publicist for Shields did not respond to a request for comment.

A New Mexico casino has also canceled a performance by Griffin, who was scheduled to perform at Route 66 Casino, operated by Laguna Pueblo, on July 22.

"It wasn't amusing. I get it", Griffin added in a video posted with the tweet.

"We're not surviving this, okay?" she said in the footage.

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