Kathy Griffin reportedly feels betrayed by CNN’s Anderson Cooper after the latter refused to defend her during her recent ‘Trump beheading’ controversy.
According to Page Six, associates of Griffin’s state that she expected “golden boy” cooper to be by her side after that now-infamous photo of her holding up a fake severed head with resemblance to Trump drew backlash.
Of course, Cooper – who co-hosted CNN’s New Year’s Eve special with Griffin from 2007 to now – did not turn out to be Griffin’s knight with shining hair.
Instead, he promptly tweeted his condemnation for Griffin’s decision to conduct the shoot, stating, “for the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in.”
For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in. It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate.
— Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) May 31, 2017
“Kathy totally misjudged this,” said an associate of Griffin’s according to Page Six. “She truly believed that Anderson would stick up for her. She considered him a friend. While she has nobody to blame but herself, she feels somehow betrayed.”
Page Six goes on to cite another source, who reportedly said Cooper is looking to replace Griffin as his New Year’s Eve co-host with “longtime buddy” Andy Cohen.
“Anderson wants Andy to co-host with him,” said the source according to Page Six.
“They are already doing a multi-city tour together, they are besties and have a great rapport.”
Griffin’s alleged feelings of betrayal appear to match her reaction to the topic during yesterday’s press conference.
When asked if she had spoken to Cooper since the debacle, Kathy Griffin shook her head and began tearing up.
Griffin also teared up when asked if she was fearful for her career, stating, “I don’t think I will have a career after this. I’m going to be honest. He broke me. He broke me. He broke me.”