After the Donald Trump scandal, Kathy Griffin experienced extreme backlash, missed out on sponsorships and upcoming appearances. You can also add friendships to that list.
According to the New York Daily News, Griffin’s long-time friend, Anderson Cooper, was amongst names like Chelsea Clinton and Debra Messing to share how displeasing the Trump photo was on Twitter.
“For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in. It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate,” Cooper wrote.
Griffin told The Cut how she wished he would have held off on the tweet, and come to her first instead. Then after he waited until Aug. 10 to speak to her, four months after the scandal, he made matters even worse.
During an appearance on July 26 for ‘Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen,’ Cooper shared his take, sharing the two were doing just fine.
“Yeah, we’re still friends, and look I said what I said about — I didn’t think what she did was appropriate, but I wish her the best and I hope she bounces back,” he told Cohen.
After a nearly 20-year friendship, wishing Griffin the best was the least that could be done. However, a source revealed he was not ready to speak in person, even after the comedian’s apology.
“(Cooper) was shocked and upset by the photo, and while he was not ready to talk to her personally about it, he still considered her to be a friend, and was publicly supportive when asked about the controversy,” a source told the outlet.
The possibility of that conversation occurring now is slim, especially since Griffin was fired from their New Year’s Eve hosting gig with CNN.
Once Cooper reached out to Griffin, she told him that their friendship was over, according to The Cut.
It’s upsetting to hear about a 20-year friendship going down the drain, but we’d probably do the same.