In the fallout to her controversial photo with a fake severed head that looked like Donald Trump, Kathy Griffin was fired from hosting New Year’s Eve with Anderson Cooper on CNN.
Griffin and Cooper had co-hosted the live telecast since 2003, but after the cable news net fired Griffin, Cooper’s bestie, Andy Cohen, was brought in as his on-air partner for the evening. But it was apparent from the beginning that the two did not have the same chemistry as Cooper and the firecracker comedienne.
One of the best parts of #CNNYE was Anderson's laughter but without Kathy that laughter is gone and this show stinks.
— Tampa Bae (@iFelecia) January 1, 2018
Scroll through below to see some of the tweets from New Year’s Eve as viewers were bored to tears by the televised trainwreck, and begging for CNN to bring Griffin back.
#CNNYE gotta give anderson the boot. Kathy was a real comedian. andy can't compare. let brooke and don take over, but they can't drink in times square. maybe more new Orleans coverage and have Anderson host alone for the ball.
— ljoona (@leejoonahhill) January 1, 2018
— Right To Bare Arms (@RightsToBareArm) January 1, 2018
— Aaron Harberts (@AaronHarberts) January 1, 2018
Really though. As a huge CNN and Anderson supporter. I think next year they need to do a Anderson, Brooke, and Don Lemon #CNNYE. Andy isn’t helping anything.
— Brooke (@brooke4710) January 1, 2018
I love Andy and all but it's not a #CNNYE without Kathy Griffin.
— Jenny Splitter (@jennysplitter) January 1, 2018
— Ty (@Tyisgr8t) January 1, 2018
Kathy it was glaringly obvious that you were missed last night. #CNNYE made a huge mistake and it was very apparent last night. Happy New Year!
— Hannah Drake (@HannahDrake628) January 1, 2018
#CNNYE I miss Kathy…
— Tashi (@Tashikool5) January 1, 2018
— Jayson Salomon (@jaysonsalomon) January 1, 2018
I don’t know what’s worse. Mariah Carey’s NYE performance last year, or #CNNYE right now.
— Collegeville Woods (@Obronte) January 1, 2018
— TF Roundy (@theUntreated) January 1, 2018
Good god, Andy and Andy are discussing "The Darkest Hour" with Andy Cohen's parents. This show is slowly sinking into the mire. #CNNYE
— Rainbow Tits McGee (@madfashionista) January 1, 2018
— Gina (@Gigi_MCal) January 1, 2018
— freddy martin (@freddyonstage) January 1, 2018
Dear #CNNYE we are only watching to see what @donlemon does!
Watching Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen talk to eachother is as interesting as watching someone talk to themselves in the mirror, and we only like to see #IssaRae do that.
— Drena N Ozene (@DOzenery) January 1, 2018
Wow Andy Cohen is awful #cnnye
— Charles Milian (@CharlesMilian) January 1, 2018
— Elvin García (@ElvinGarciaNYC) January 1, 2018
Not even attempting to watch #CNNYE without Kathy I knew it would be a mess
— Kourtney ◟̽◞̽ (@StylesEyesOnly) January 1, 2018
Who would’ve thought Kathy Griffin’s best revenge would literally be just Anderson and Andy bombing on their own #CNNNYE
— dan (@seedantweet) January 1, 2018
For the first year I am turning CNN NYE off. This is painful to watch without Kathy Griffin. Anderson and Andy live tv chemistry is so off. Glad I’m not alone in seeing this. Boring af. #CNNNYE
— Arley (@moonchild_30) January 1, 2018
— AntneyD (@antney68) January 1, 2018
— Chris Erskine (@erskinetimes) January 1, 2018
Wanted to be fair. Tried watching #CNNNYE . @CNN , bend over backwards, swallow your pride, do whatever it takes to get Kathy Griffin back. I had more fun watching The English Patient. Off to #RockinEve it is.
— Shawn Barry (@SBMichael72) January 1, 2018
Oh, honey. Kathy Griffin is getting the last laugh. #CNNNYE fuckin sucks! Get Andy Cohen off there!
— Alexandra Halaby (@iskandrah) January 1, 2018
— Sunny Side Down (@sunny_down) January 1, 2018
5 mins in. I already miss Kathy Griffin. #CNN
— michelle (@make_lemons) January 1, 2018
Anderson Cooper is missing Kathy Griffin in the worst way. CNN New Years Eve Live is NOT working.#AndersonCooper
— Javesi Jackson (@JJavesi) January 1, 2018
#CNNNYE Bring Kathy Griffin back. Anderson’s and Andy chemistry is so off. The show is so boring I can barely watch. Love Brooke and Don.
— Dr. Donna Hoffman (@DonnaHoffman20) January 1, 2018
#CNNNYEBoring without Kathy Griffin
— A Karani Onsomu (@erwoti) January 1, 2018
I'm not gong to lie.. I do miss Kathy Griffin on #cnnnye .. She was hilarious..
— Susan Hunt (@StSusanHunt) January 1, 2018
— Freddy (@ultrafreddy) January 1, 2018
— Jimmy Dore (@jimmy_dore) January 1, 2018
— Miller Hyatt (@Miller_Hyatt) January 1, 2018
Thank you for all the kind tweets. Happy New Year! KG
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) January 1, 2018