CNN announced that Kathy Griffin's role in its annual New Year's Eve coverage would be reevaluated following the comedian's Donald Trump photo shoot, but RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that it's only a matter of time before the network kicks her to the curb for good!
According to an insider, it's mostly thanks to Anderson Cooper, who publicly condemned the 56-year-old on Twitter, calling her actions "clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate."
"CNN is officially saying they are evaluating Kathy's place on CNN New Year's Eve, but it's OVER and just a matter of time before they announce they've dumped her," a source tells Radar exclusively. "At least if Anderson has anything to do with it."
As readers know, Griffin proudly tweeted a shocking photo that showed her holding a bleeding beheaded mannequin in the likeness of President Trump, backtracking and begging the world for forgiveness for the "disturbing" image just hours later.
"Insiders are saying Kathy is very disappointed with Anderson for not defending her. He ran away. Anderson even publicly distanced himself from her. But Anderson doesn't want to be seen in public with her ever again," the source adds.
"There are fears CNN would lose advertisers if they go ahead with Kathy on News Year's Eve."
Meanwhile, Squatty Potty announced Wednesday morning that the company had cut ties with Griffin, .
"We were shocked and disappointed to learn about the image Ms. Griffin shared today, it was deeply inappropriate and runs contrary to the core values our company stands for," wrote CEO Bobby Edwardsin a statement. "In response, Squatty Potty has suspended its ad campaign featuring Ms. Griffin. We have acted swiftly and decisively to demonstrate our commitment to a culture of decency, civility, and tolerance."
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