After only 7 episodes on Fashion Police, Kathy Griffin is dunzo! Make room for NeNe Leakes?? Or (gasp!) Porsha Williams?? Both reality stars have been wishin’ and hopin’ and prayin’ and…thirstin‘! But no word yet on whether either would even be considered as a co-host. In the mean time, there’s two open spots on the bench.
Kathy tweeted the announcement yesterday, saying she doesn’t want to “contribute to a culture of unattainable perfectionism and intolerance” anymore. After replacing her personal hero and comic icon Joan Rivers (their meet-ups on Kathy’s former reality show, My Life of the D-List were EPIC!!) Kathy says she “discovered that my style does not fit with the creative direction of the show & now it’s time to move on.”
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Lena Dunham, a former victim of Fashion Police’s snarky commentary on her appearance, spoke out in support of Kathy’s decision to leave. “Congrats to my beautiful friend Kathy Griffin for bravely saying enough is enough to intolerance of all kinds on television,” she wrote on a TBT photo comment she shared yesterday.
Kathy isn’t the first to leave the show. After a tsunami of backlash over Giuliana Rancic’s recent comments about Zendaya Coleman’s dreadlocks at the Oscars (considered racially insensitive by many), the show has been in a tailspin of sorts.
Kelly Osbourne announced her departure from Fashion Police in late February after ranting that she “DID NOT MAKE THE WEED COMENT . I DO NOT CONDONE RACISM SO AS A RSULT OF THIS I AM SEREIOULSY QUESTIONONIG STAYING ON THE SHOW!
A – um – better spelled and more lucid statement came from Kathy, in which she clearly asserts that she’s “no saint!” and “loves and offensive joke” but does NOT want to use her comedy to disenfranchise people who have traditionally been voiceless or oppressed. Kathy has been a long time advocate of gay rights, specifically.
Although she never directly calls out Giuliana, we can only assume Kathy’s words are in reaction to the recent dreadlock comment controversy.
TELL US: DO YOU THINK KATHY’S DEPARTURE HAS TO DO WITH THE GIULIANA/ZENDAYA SCANDAL? DO YOU THINK NENE OR PORSHA WILL GET A CALL FROM E! ANYTIME SOON?
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