Kathy Griffin Told Anderson Cooper Their Friendship is Over

Peter Castro
August 29, 2017

Kathy Griffin says she is no longer friends with Anderson Cooper, but she may want to tell him about it. Griffin and Cooper were close friends for 17 years - so close that Kathy also called Anderson's mom, Gloria Vanderbilt, a personal pal - but it all went out the window after the comedian posted a controversial severed headshot of Donald Trump.

Cooper, with whom she hosted CNN's New Year's Eve broadcast, was among the many stars who publicly denounced the photo.

Well, the fact that Coop was giving Griffin half-assed well wishes on Bravo while failing to check in on her personally understandably hurt the amusing lady.

"When he finally reached out to her in a series of text messages, she told him their friendship was over", The Cut reports in a new in-depth interview with Kathy.

Those words surprised many fans because of the duo's longtime friendship, with some accusing Cooper of throwing her under the bus. While Griffin acknowledged her ex-bestie was under tremendous pressure to publicly renounce the pic, he did so without reaching out to her first - which is something that didn't sit well with the famous redhead. According to Griffin, Amy Schumer personally sent her a amusing video and former Today show host Billy Bush - who was notoriously caught up in his own Trump-related scandal - reportedly suggested in a note that Griffin stay quiet for a while and take up meditation.

"It wasn't right when peoplel hung lynched Obama effigies, just as what Kathy Griffin did isn't right now", wrote "Will & Grace" star Debra Messing.

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"Why are people still expecting me to apologize and grovel to a man that tweets like this?"

To read her full interview, head over to The Cut.

"I am sorry. I went too far".

Cooper also mentioned that he and Griffin were still friends when making talk-show appearances, but Griffin said the two had not talked since the incident arose. Just look at the promo for her "Laugh Your Head Off" tour. It wasn't amusing. I get it. "I'm a comedian; he's our f****** president", the flame-haired comic told New York Magazine's Yashar Ali.

Griffin held a June news conference where she broke down crying and claimed that Trump and his followers, as a result of their outcry against her photo shoot, "broke" her.

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