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CNN Fires Reza Aslan For Calling Donald Trump A 'Piece Of Shit'

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Not only can you not behead the POTUS in effigy, you also can't besmirch him on social media apparently.

CNN has fired Reza Aslan in the wake of controversy over his angry tweet about Donald Trump.

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The news giant announced in a statement on Friday:

"CNN has decided to not move forward with production on the acquired series Believer with Reza Aslan. We wish Reza and his production team all the best."

In case you didn't see the Twitter rebuke, it was over Trump's recently renewed promotion of a Muslim travel ban in the wake of terrorist attacks. Aslan tweeted at the time:

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CNN's Reza Aslan Devoured By Critics For Indulging In Cannibalistic Rituals With Controversial Hindu Sect For His New Special!

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If Reza Aslan only had a brain, he probably wouldn't have eaten one to exploit a barbaric sect of Hinduism during the most heated political climate in decades.

The religious scholar is facing biting criticism after he ate part of a cooked human brain with the Aghoris of India as part of his new CNN show.

The backlash came after the 44-year-old teased a clip of his new show Believer, a six-episode "spiritual adventure series" exploring the world's most mysterious and fascinating religious groups.

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Aslan previewed his meeting with the Aghoris — a sect of Hinduism that worships Shiva, the Hindu God of Destruction — who have been known to eat human flesh, drink urine out of human skulls, and smear themselves with ashes of corpses.

The TV host partook in some of these cannibalistic rituals, including eating human brain tissue, and teased his unconventional snack in a Facebook post on Sunday:

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