Kathy Griffin Says Her Friendship With Anderson Cooper Is Over

Kathy Griffin Says Her Friendship With Anderson Cooper Is Over
Updated 10 months ago

Kathy Griffin's anti-Trump joke cost her jobs, endorsements, and friendships. But she called it quits with her bestie Anderson Cooper — after 17 years.

In June, Griffin risked her career by posing for a photo that shows her holding a mask that's covered in fake blood and resembles Donald Trump. The fallout was bigger than the annual New Year's Eve ball drop, and caused CNN to ditch the comedian from future co-hosting duties with Cooper.

It turns out Cooper didn't reach out to Griffin during the aftermath of the photo backlash. She didn't hear from him until August 10.

According to a report on The Cut, Griffin responded to Cooper and told him their friendship was over.

The night TMZ published the controversial photo, Cooper shared his feelings on Twitter:

On July 26, he talked about his friendship with Griffin on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen

Yeah, we’re still friends, and look I said what I said about — I didn’t think what she said was appropriate, but I wish her the best and I hope she bounces back.

Some mourned the duo's split:

But fans have faith that Griffin will endure:

By the time Cooper reached out to Griffin in August, the damage was done.

It's the end of an era.