“During the photo shoot, Kathy joked that she and Tyler would need to move to Mexico once the pics got released, for fear they’d be thrown in prison,” reports TMZ.
Many online pointed out Griffin has frequently appeared on fake news CNN during New Year celebrations.
“Griffin has hosted CNN’s New Year’s Eve program since 2007 with AC360 host/friend Anderson Cooper,” NewsBusters.org notes.
Twitter erupted with users claiming the photo promoted violence against the sitting US president, with others questioning whether CNN would denounce Griffin’s actions. Others also inquired whether advertisers would continue supporting the network:
Hey @CNN do you condone Kathy Griffin's views? Will she be hosting New Year's Eve Live again with @AC360? pic.twitter.com/USG4gUCvck
— Nick Short (@PoliticalShort) May 30, 2017
Of course CNN will probably keep Kathy Griffin on the payroll for their annual New Years Eve coverage, cuz they want Trump dead too. Sad.
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) May 30, 2017
Who wore it better? Stay class Kathy Griffin. Merica. pic.twitter.com/ezu2LN6KYs
— Cloyd Rivers Pics (@CloydRiversPics) May 30, 2017
CNN live and still mum about their employee, Kathy Griffin, and her terrorist activities pic.twitter.com/nz3L1U21wK
— Mosquito Bridge (@110011l) May 30, 2017
@CNN contributor everybody… Kathy GriffinDoes this make you proud @andersoncooper @jaketapper @brianstelter @donlemon ? pic.twitter.com/rPsoNekHEs
— Steve Trammell (@GMSteveTrammell) May 30, 2017
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@kathygriffin @cnn @andersoncooper Kathy Griffin is promoting violence against President Trump.