When does free speech become a threat? This is the question that social media users in the US (and soon the rest of the world) found themselves debating after a photo of Emmy winning comedian Kathy Griffin went viral. The photo, from her recent shoot with lens-man Tyler Shields, features Griffin holding up what appears to be the decapitated head of US President Donald Trump.
Trump lashed out at the photo in a tweet.
CNN Terminates Kathy’s Contract:
CNN terminated Griffin’s contracts with the news network in the wake of the controversy.
"CNN has terminated our agreement with Kathy Griffin to appear on our New Year's Eve program," the network said in a statement. The move came close on the heels of Trump’s eldest son demanding her sacking in a tweet to the network.
Twitter Isn’t Amused
The move drew flak, and not just from Trump supporters. Take a look:
Of course, there were a few who turned the focus elsewhere.
Kathy Griffin Apologises
Griffin posted a video apologising for the photo.
While some are ready to accept her apology, many still not convinced.
Twitter users reached out to brands she is associated, asking them to drop her from campaigns.
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