ATLANTA, GA — CNN announced on Friday its decision to part ways with Reza Aslan after the network was bombarded with complaints over Aslan’s recent series of anti-Trump Twitter rants.
“CNN has decided to not move forward with production on the acquired series ‘Believer with Reza Aslan’ (season two),” a CNN rep confirmed when reached for statement. “We wish Reza and his production team all the best.”
Aslan’s six-part series “Believer”, which launched in January, had just completed airing of its first season. A second season had already been ordered.
Aslan sparked anger from Conservatives last week after tweeting that Trump is a “piece of sh–” who “is not just an embarrassment to America and a stain on the presidency. He’s an embarrassment to humankind.”
After a push to have Aslan fired began trending on Twitter, the host sheepishly apologized, saying he had lost his cool in response to the president’s decision to promote the need for his embattled travel ban in the wake of the most recent terror attack in London.
“I should have used better language to express my shock and frustration at the president’s lack of decorum and sympathy for the victims of London,” Aslan posted to his social media accounts. “I apologize for my choice of words.”
Aslan is the second personality in as many weeks to be cut from the CNN lineup. The network also recently cut ties with Kathy Griffin after the comedian posed with a bloody mock up Trump’s severed head during a photo shoot. Griffin had been a long time co-host of the the network’s New Years Eve broadcast alongside chief anchor Anderson Cooper.