Anderson Cooper Talks Kathy Griffin Scandal, Hopes She Bounces Back
The comedian was fired by CNN after she posted a photo of herself holding a mock-up of Donald Trump’s severed head.
Last night (June 09, 2017), during his appearance at the Comerica Theatre, Cooper addressed an issue that was on a lot of people’s minds: The Kathy Griffin situation.
“She and I have been friends for a long time and I want nothing but good things for her,” he said about an hour into his show with Andy Cohen.
During Friday’s two-and-a-half hour performance, he talked about the situation.
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“I don’t want anybody’s career to be destroyed because they do something unfortunate and inappropriate, but yeah, I thought what she did was inappropriate,” he said. “You know, I think I said that I thought it was completely inappropriate and I didn’t approve it in any way, and I think when you’re friends with somebody you can say that.”
“People were assuming I was somehow responsible for this and I just felt I should point out that I actually think this is pretty important as somebody who works overseas and, you know, journalists get beheaded and this is not a joke,” Cooper said.
“Anyway, I said that and CNN made the decision not to bring her back,” Cooper continued. “I had nothing to do with it, but I certainly understand why they made that decision. And look, I wish her well and I hope she bounces back and keeps doing what she does best, which is make people laugh.”
As of Sunday June 4, Cooper revealed that he has not spoken to her since the incident. So it seems like that friendship has a long way to go before it can be prepared.