CNN contributor and comedian Kathy Griffin engaged in a photo shoot that included her holding a bloody decapitated head resembling President Donald Trump.
Anderson Cooper's New Year Eve's co-host thought it was funny, the rest of the internet did not.
The backlash against Griffin was quick and severe and only then did she say she was sorry. “I beg for your forgiveness. I went too far. I made a mistake and I was wrong."
Griffin's taste in comedy has been held in question for years, but that hasn't stopped CNN from letting her co-host CNN's annual New Year's Eve special with Anderson Cooper.
CNN quickly tried to distance themselves from Griffin: "We found what she did disgusting and offensive. We are pleased to see she has apologized and asked that the photos be taken down. We are evaluating our New Year's Eve coverage and have made no decisions at this point.
Anderson Cooper also weighed in on his New Year's Eve BFF: "For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in. It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate."
CNN boss Jeff Zucker, who is responsible for putting Griffin on CNN has not commented.