Some CNN viewers say that are eschewing the network's annual New Year's Eve show after comedienne Kathy Griffith was fired as host because of a satirical photoshoot that featured her holding President Donald Trump's bloody head.
Earlier this year, CNN terminated the longtime New Year's Eve host after photos emerged that was intended to echo Perseus holding the head of Medusa.
For this New Year's Eve broadcast, CNN has chosen to pair network star Anderson Cooper with Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen.
But that isn't good enough for many CNN viewers, who are lashing out on Twitter and vowing to boycott this year's broadcast.
The @CNN #NewYearsEve promos w/ @andersoncooper & @Andy are proof positive that firing @kathygriffin was a huge mis… https://t.co/d28fTLlh7Q— Jim Edwards 🇺🇸 (@Jim Edwards 🇺🇸) 1514177481.0
Refuse to watch @CNN New Year show without @kathygriffin ... Horrible decision ...— MrBadExample (@MrBadExample) 1514114797.0
Shame on @cnn for cancelling @kathygriffin from its New Year's Special. For years, I've looked forward to Kathy's… https://t.co/6CJGqIl28U— David Marks (@David Marks) 1514117010.0
Don't frorget to #boycott @CNN ' s #NewYearsEve for firing @kathygriffin . No one wants to watch @Andy with… https://t.co/bPCvmXuPOc— spike_kss (@spike_kss) 1514153307.0
this is BS @kathygriffin is not hosting NYE w/ @andersoncooper ? He didn't back her up? You definitely know who you… https://t.co/MVMhXC7CtB— Chante Brown (@Chante Brown) 1514154710.0
Will not be watching @andersoncooper @Andy @CNN #newyearsevelive after the way you treated @kathygriffin that’s not… https://t.co/m0tZb1aepT— Constant State (@Constant State) 1514175041.0
Well @CNN will broadcast their New Years Eve show live with Anderson Cooper... And Andy Cohen? Um, No. No Kathy Gri… https://t.co/WSICPB30AQ— Valori Blu Dule' (@Valori Blu Dule') 1514175256.0
Trump's squashed CNN logo makes Kathy Griffin's antics look good. Bring her back for the New Year.— Steve Kysor (@Steve Kysor) 1514214707.0
Now that Andy Cohen took @KathyGriffin place...I will definitely not watch CNN new years broadcast...ill be watchin… https://t.co/Dw2fWRRicC— ESTUPIDO AMOR (@ESTUPIDO AMOR) 1514230435.0
New Year’s Eve WITHOUT Kathy Griffin?! What is this heresy?— Derryck/RS (@Derryck/RS) 1514253575.0
#NYE2018 needs to bring back Kathy Griffin as NYE is not going to be worth watching this year— mctech1305 (@mctech1305) 1514254646.0
I still can't believe @kathygriffin wont be on my screen helping me ring in the #NewYear2018. @CNN Such a brave mov… https://t.co/vhzPl0N2CC— Sluzi Guggle (@Sluzi Guggle) 1514256840.0
Boycott @andersoncooper @Andy NYE. #unfair #keepkathy @kathygriffin— Drew Belpedio (@Drew Belpedio) 1514256978.0
Even though I like Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen there’s no way I’m watching #CNNNYE until they bring back… https://t.co/eb2N0MmGjR— Kevin Young (@Kevin Young) 1514257261.0
Fuck @CNN for dropping @kathygriffin from the NYE show. That was the only reason I watched. She kept it entertaining the whole night.— Kelechi Okere (@Kelechi Okere) 1514326178.0
Will not be watching New Years on CNN this year. Kathy should of never been fired. @Andy,@kathygriffin ,@AC360— Pussy Galore (@Pussy Galore) 1514344486.0
Such bullshit how @kathygriffin has been treated. I love Andy but I will find another station. #cnn— kate sunbury (@kate sunbury) 1514347304.0
I'm not a #cnn #hater but I will definitely not be watching the NYE show this year... #snoozefest @kathygriffin will be missed— Just Paul 🧢☘🌈🗽🌴 (@Just Paul 🧢☘🌈🗽🌴) 1514352246.0
Dear @CNN and @AC360, Andy Cohen is cute but he cannot hold a candle to @kathygriffin. I won't be watching on New Years Eve. #sorrynotsorry— Steve Locke (@Steve Locke) 1514356883.0
Not sure what I’m gonna watch this New Year’s Eve now that @kathygriffin isn’t on CNN. They ruined themselves when… https://t.co/7xHEafU2l0— 𝔻𝕦𝕤𝕥𝕚𝕟 ♪ (@𝔻𝕦𝕤𝕥𝕚𝕟 ♪) 1514400193.0
#CNN dropping Kathy Griffin for its NYE countdown & then replacing her w/ her shitty former boss candy cohen is SUC… https://t.co/ivHFL64P1h— Dr. Mario (@Dr. Mario) 1514438971.0
Won't be watching @CNNNYE without @kathygriffin. Though @CNN advertiser's would want to know....Instead watch #ABC… https://t.co/aM9Kmn92GL— trplback (@trplback) 1514472941.0
hey @kathygriffin can't imagine NYE without you - no way I'm watching cnn. Any chance you're doing you're own podcast or fb live?— Sheila_GH (@Sheila_GH) 1514473245.0