ICYMI, the comedian was fired from CNN‘s New Year’s special after a disturbing image of a beheaded Donald Trump was shared — something Anderson called “appalling,” “disgusting,” and “completely inappropriate.”
During an event with Andy Cohen over the weekend in Phoenix, the 50-year-old journalist reiterated his stance on the issue while saying he wants “nothing but good things for her.”
“She and I have been friends for a long time and I want nothing but good things for her.”
“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. 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.”
As far as Kathy’s firing, Anderson said that was out of his control even though he can understand why the network was displeased with her commentary:
“People were assuming I was somehow responsible for this and I just felt I should point out that I actually think this is pretty important as somebody who works overseas and, you know, journalists get beheaded and this is not a joke. Anyway, I said that and CNN made the decision not to bring her back. I had nothing to do with it, but I certainly understand why they made that decision. And look, I wish her well and I hope she bounces back and keeps doing what she does best, which is make people laugh.”
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