Fashion Fight! Kathy Griffin Opens Up About Leaving 'Fashion Police'
Kathy Griffin is on a full-court “Fashion Police” media blitz, from the “The View” to Sirius XM's Howard Stern show.
The comedian opened up about the letter of resignation she tweeted last week, telling the women of “The View," "I did a statement because I felt like 'Fashion Police' just wasn't the thing for me. My style is improvisational and off the cuff, and they have a formula that worked so well with Joan [Rivers], and so well for so long, and it just didn't fit my thing. And after a while, I kind of felt like I was being forced to comment about pictures of beautiful women in perfect dresses and say kind of bad things… as a feminist and a comic, it just didn't feel like the right fit for me."
She also admitted that she turned to Lena Dunham, who she considers a "younger woman feminist,” to help her craft the statement, and asked her friends to support her on Twitter.
On the air with Howard Stern, she said she wasn't sure she should have taken the job.
“I probably shouldn't have taken the gig. Melissa [Rivers] was the one who called me and said, 'You're the only person that I feel my mom would have given her blessing to.' For me, 'Fashion Police' is not Joan's legacy. As a 54-year-old female comic still in the game, what Joan did was so much bigger than that.”
She added that despite rumors, there is no bad blood between her and Kelly Osbourne, who also recently exited the show.
Despite Kathy and Kelly leaving the show, “Fashion Police” will air on March 30 as planned. No word yet on who will replace them.