Anderson Cooper Responds to Kathy Griffin Controversy: 'I Want Nothing But Good Things For Her'

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Anderson Cooper wishes Kathy Griffin well. The 50-year-old CNN host spoke about Griffin’s recent photo controversy during an appearance with pal Andy Cohen on Friday.

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“She and I have been friends for a long time and I want nothing but good things for her,” Cooper told the crowd at the Comercia Theater (via USA Today).

Previously, Cooper publicly condemned Griffin’s controversial photo shoot, in which she held up a bloody head of President Donald Trump, through his social media. But on Friday, he clarified that he has no ill will toward the comedian or her future career.

“I don’t want anybody’s career to be destroyed because they do something unfortunate and inappropriate, but yeah, I thought what she did was inappropriate,” he said. “You know, I think I said that I thought it was completely inappropriate and I didn’t approve it in any way, and I think when you’re friends with somebody, you can say that.”

Shortly after the photo hit the Internet, Griffin was fired from her position at CNN, where she frequently co-hosted the New Year’s Eve program with Cooper.
At the time, the longtime journalist tweeted his response to the photo, writing, “For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in. It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate.”

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At a press conference held earlier this month, Griffin burst into tears when asked by ET’s Kevin Frazier if she’d spoken with Cooper since the incident.

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