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 mistake. Apologize, give her a boatload of money and we can forget the whole unfortunate episode.
— Jim Edwards (@JimEdwardsnyc) December 25, 2017
— Mr Bad Example (@MrBadXample) December 24, 2017
Shame on @cnn for cancelling @kathygriffin from its New Year's Special. For years, I've looked forward to Kathy's hilarity. Andy Cohen is an unfunny, obnoxious, buffoon. The special has lost its magic.#NoToAndyCohen #BringKathyBack
— David Marks (@davidmarksnyc) December 24, 2017
Not that anyone on here will understand, but Anderson Copper did Kathy Griffin so dirty when he dropped her from the NYE show so quickly
— Joe Wrighting (@joewrighting_) December 24, 2017
Don't frorget to #boycott @CNN ' s #NewYearsEve for firing @kathygriffin . No one wants to watch @Andy with @andersoncooper . @realDonaldTrump #ImpeachTrump #ImpeachTrumpPence corrupt @GOP #trump #Resistance #resist
— spike-kss (@ihtalso) December 24, 2017
— Chante Warren (@warren_chante) December 24, 2017
— Mirna Alfonso (@calibeach24) December 24, 2017
— Constant State (@StateConstant) December 25, 2017
Well @CNN will broadcast their New Years Eve show live with Anderson Cooper…
And Andy Cohen?
No Kathy Griffin no watchie.
No thank you.
I will rent an On Demand movie.
— Valori Blu Dule' (@ValoriBluDule) December 25, 2017
Trump's squashed CNN logo makes Kathy Griffin's antics look good. Bring her back for the New Year.
— Steve Kysor (@tripwire411) December 25, 2017
Now that Andy Cohen took @KathyGriffin place…I will definitely not watch CNN new years broadcast…ill be watching Mariah's performance :D FU COHEN!
— XOXO, Yoen (@Yiselamegatop) December 25, 2017
— Nasty Addie Tude (@BadAddieTude) December 26, 2017
New Year’s Eve WITHOUT Kathy Griffin?! What is this heresy?
— Derryck R. (@16N1K4) December 26, 2017
#NYE2018 needs to bring back Kathy Griffin as NYE is not going to be worth watching this year
— mctech1305 (@mctech1305) December 26, 2017
— Erika Johns (@ErikaJohnJohn) December 26, 2017
— Drew Belpedio (@DBelpedio) December 26, 2017
— Kevin Young (@KevinYoungSoCal) December 26, 2017
So, they think Andy Cohen can replace KATHY GRIFFIN on NYE'S Eve with Anderson Cooper?
I think not.
What a kick in the ass to Kathy. FUCK THEM.
— deaddolly (@deaddolly) December 26, 2017
— U.S. Amb to Alien (@senecaokere) December 26, 2017
— Lucy LaMode (@lucy_lamode) December 27, 2017
— kate Sunbury (@katesunbury) December 27, 2017
— pm (@NYCJustPaul) December 27, 2017
— Steve Locke (@steve_locke) December 27, 2017
I’m not watching anything Anderson Cohen on NYE because I didn’t forget about Kathy Griffin. Like they are trying to pretend to do.
— C (@PAndQplease) December 27, 2017
This year, I'm boycotting @CNN's New Years Eve broadcast for the blunt as hell, middle-ofthe-road firing of @KathyGriffin. She was the entertaining part of that broadcast. Instead, they replaced her with someone with zero entertainment value or even chemistry with his cohost.
— William Westwood (@BillyWontStop) December 27, 2017
Not sure what I’m gonna watch this New Year’s Eve now that @kathygriffin isn’t on CNN. They ruined themselves when they let her go. Honestly still disgusted by it.
— Dustin Bowyer (@DustinBowyer) December 27, 2017
Gonna be the first year Indont watch or tape #CNNNYE #CNN #Cnnnewyearseve as I actually cant stand #AndyCohen , some seriously shady twinkle in his eye and I dont think I can watch. Sorry @andersoncooper BRING BACK @kathygriffin please! 👏🏼🎉👏🏼🙌🏼🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉
— LC71 (@Loincloth71) December 27, 2017
I'm so going to miss @kathygriffin on New Years Eve😢, I've been watching for years…bye, CNN
— LatinaWonk💚💛 (@latinawonk) December 28, 2017
#CNN dropping Kathy Griffin for its NYE countdown & then replacing her w/ her shitty former boss candy cohen is SUCH A DICK MOVE. it's vomitsome.
— soo.__.ree 🐐 (@sooreemario) December 28, 2017
— trplback (@trplback) December 28, 2017
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) December 28, 2017