The “Fashion Police” force is dwindling.
Kathy Griffin has announced her departure from the show. She’s following Kelly Osbourne out the door.
She took to Twitter on March 12 to share the shocking news with her fans and posted a lengthy rant about how the show promotes ‘unattainable perfectionism’ and ‘intolerance towards difference.’
Here’s what she wrote:
- After seven episodes of Fashion Police, I discovered that my style does not fit with the creative direction of the show and now it’s time to move on. When I chose to step into the shoes of my beloved friend Joan River at Fashion Police, I was thrilled to continue her legacy as a woman being brash and eccentric on television.
I am a freedom loving female and gay rights activist who loves to find the funny in all people, attitudes, beliefs, and appearances, but only when the context permits intelligent humor. I thought that I could bring my brand of humour to Fashion Police so that beautiful people in beautiful dresses could be teased when appropriate. My brand of humour, while unrepentant and unafraid, is all about CONTEXT.
There is plenty to make fun of in pop culture without bringing people’s bodies into it. Again people… context! Listen, I’m no saint – I’m a feminist AND a Gurrrrl who loves an offensive joke or a well-timed barb and you will find plenty in my repertoire. But I do not want to use my comedy to contribute to a culture of unattainable perfectionism and intolerance towards difference.
Her full statement below:
Reps for E! also confirmed Griffin’s departure from the show in a statement:
- “We can confirm that Kathy Griffin is leaving E!’s “Fashion Police.” We wish her all the best and are grateful for her time on the show, as well as the many laughs that she gave us all. “Fashion Police” will return, as scheduled, on Monday, March 30 at 9pm with our talented Co-Hosts Giuliana Rancic and Brad Goreski and Executive Producer Melissa Rivers. No further information is available at this time.”