Kathy Griffin's Trump beheading stunt has killed her friendship with Anderson Cooper

Jenna Warner
August 29, 2017

Comedian Kathy Griffin and CNN anchor Anderson Cooper have ended their multi-year friendship after the controversy surrounding Griffin's portrayal of a beheaded U.S. President Donald Trump.

The duo have been friends for over 17 years, and have hosted CNN's annual New Years Eve broadcast together for the past ten years.

To make matters worse, Cooper told Andy Cohen during an episode of "Watch What Happens Live" that he and Griffin were still friends, yet she says he still hadn't reached out to the comedian to talk about her photo or his tweet.

'Are you ready for me to say some things that are so awful I can never take them back?' she asked in the footage, making reference to her Donald Trump decapitation scandal as well as other jokes that might have gone too far in the past.

"When he finally reached out to her in a series of text messages, she told him their friendship was over", The Cut reports in a new in-depth interview with Kathy.

Griffin, 56, told Cooper that their "friendship was over" after Cooper refused to speak directly with Griffin after the incident, rather deciding to denounce Griffin over Twitter, according to The Cut.

"He said there are some good Nazis, and he's kicking out young adults who were brought here as kids by their parents, and I'm the one who has to continue to apologize?".

Kathy Griffin publicly apologized after posting the shocking beheading photo of Donald Trump, which she posted as a joke.

"It wasn't right when peoplel hung lynched Obama effigies, just as what Kathy Griffin did isn't right now", wrote "Will & Grace" star Debra Messing.

Cooper had previously made similar statements during an appearance at Arizona's Comerica Theatre on June 11: "I don't want anybody's career to be destroyed because they do something unfortunate and inappropriate", he said at the time.

'I am sorry. I went too far. I went way too far, ' she said. I understand how it offends people.

During her conference, Griffin said, 'What's happening to me has never happened - ever - in the history of this great country, which is that a sitting president of the United States and his grown children, and the first lady, are personally - I feel - personally trying to ruin my life forever. It wasn't amusing. I get it. The comedian is headed on her Laugh Your Head Off tour in Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

Other reports by Insurance News

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