UPDATE: 1:30 p.m. EDT — After completing its review of Kathy Griffin posting a photograph that depicted a beheaded President Donald Trump, CNN announced Wednesday afternoon it was dropping the comedian from its New Year's Eve program.

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Comedian Kathy Griffin made waves Tuesday after she posted a photograph of herself holding the decapitated, bloody head of President Donald Trump. Griffin justified the image as an “expression of art” and said it was part of a project she was working on.

The reaction on social media was quick and fierce as people on both sides of the political spectrum denounced the image. The president himself took to Twitter to respond to the image.

“Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself. My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!” Trump tweeted Wednesday morning.

Read: Twitter Slams Kathy Griffin After Image Of Beheaded Trump Goes Viral

Chelsea Clinton also criticized the photo on Twitter.

”This is vile and wrong. It is never funny to joke about killing a president,” she wrote.

Other social media users mocked Griffin for her lack of status in Hollywood.

“Dude, Kathy Griffin doesn’t remember when Kathy Griffin was relevant,” one person said in a Tweet.

From Griffin’s stand-up comedy specials, her Bravo reality television show, autobiography and other entertainment ventures, Griffin’s net worth stood at about $20 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. Griffin recently purchased a $10.5 million home in Bel Air, California and Forbes called her a “shrewd investor.” In addition to her other ventures, Griffin has hosted CNN’s New Year’s Eve special with Anderson Cooper for the past 10 years and was involved in an advertising campaign for bathroom products company Squatty Potty.

Following her photo flub, it was unclear what the future held for Griffin’s career. CNN, for its part, said it was reviewing her participation in its annual New Year’s Eve special.

“We found what she did disgusting and offensive,” a CNN spokesperson told TVNewser. “We are pleased to see she has apologized and asked that the photos be taken down. We are evaluated New Year’s Eve and have made no decisions at this point.”

Her New Year's Eve co-host, Anderson Cooper, also condemned the photos.

"For the record, I am appalled by the photo shoot Kathy Griffin took part in. It is clearly disgusting and completely inappropriate," Cooper wrote on Twitter.

Squatty Potty also said it would no longer include her in the ads.

"We were shocked and disappointed to learn about the image Ms. Griffin shared today, it was deeply inappropriate and runs contrary to the core values our company stands for," CEO Bobby Edwards said in a statement. "In response, Squatty Potty has suspended its ad campaign featuring Ms. Griffin. We have acted swiftly and decisively to demonstrate our commitment to a culture of decency, civility and tolerance."

Griffin initially stood by the photos, telling journalist Yashar Ali that she stood by the image and that she believed Trump was doing “tremendous damage to the country and the world and she wanted the art to reflect the seriousness of his impact.”

Griffin said the “art project” was inspired by Trump’s comments pertaining to Megyn Kelly in which he referred to the “blood coming out of her wherever.” In a video released to TMZ with the photos, she also joked about having to move to Mexico to avoid prison after the images were released.

However, following the massive backlash to the photos, Griffin posted a video apology on her Twitter account.

“I sincerely apologize. I am just now seeing the reaction to these images,” she said Tuesday night. “I’m a comic. I crossed the line. I moved the line, and then I crossed it. I went way too far. The image is too disturbing. I understand how it offends people. It wasn’t funny, I get it. I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my career. I will continue. I ask your forgiveness. Taking down the image. Gonna ask the photographer to take down the image and I beg for your forgiveness. I went too far. I made a mistake and I was wrong.”