Kathy Griffin Quits 'Fashion Police'

After hosting the show for just seven episodes.
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After hosting the show for just seven episodes.
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Ever since the untimely passing of Joan Rivers in September, the biting (sometimes brutally so) E! talk show "Fashion Police" has been in flux. Comedienne Kathy Griffin was named as Rivers's replacement back in December, at which point Brad Goreski also came on, replacing George Kotsiopoulos. Since then, Kelly Osbourne — who worked on the show for five years — exited in February, following controversial comments made by another of the show's longtime stars, Giuliana Rancic, about singer Zendaya. 

On Thursday night, after just two months as host, Kathy Griffin announced via Twitter that she is leaving the show, citing creative differences with the network. Griffin, who's a noted feminist and equal rights activist, seems to have taken issue with the often cruel jokes she was forced to make at the expense of those on the red carpet, writing in a statement: "I thought that I could bring my brand of humor to 'Fashion Police' so that beautiful people in beautiful dresses could be teased when appropriate. My brand of humor, while unrepentant and unafraid, is all about context. There is plenty to make fun of in pop culture without bringing peoples bodies into it ... I do not want to use my comedy to contribute to a culture of unattainable perfectionism and intolerance towards difference."

E! confirmed Griffin's departure in a press release, and although "Fashion Police" is set to stay on the air with Rancic, Goreski and Melissa Rivers as co-hosts, we're wondering if this is a sign the network should pull the plug on the show for good. Read Griffin's full statement below.

Photo: Twitter, @kathygriffin

Photo: Twitter, @kathygriffin