Giuiana Rancic spurred a whole lot of drama at E!'s Fashion Police after making some pretty stupid (and quite racist) comments about singer/actress Zendaya's dreadlocks at the Oscars by saying, "I feel like she smells like patchouli oil … or weed." Last week, Kelly Osbourne confirmed she would be leaving the show and Griffin has decided to follow suit.
Griffin was originally hired to replace Joan Rivers, and stayed on for only seven episodes before announcing her exit.
"After 7 episodes of Fashion Police, I discovered that my style does not fit with the creative direction of the show & now it's time to move on," Griffin wrote in a long Twitter post.
She added: "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 people's bodies into it."
E! also made a statement
yesterday to confirm Griffin's departure. "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 9 p.m. with our talented co-hosts Giuliana Rancic and Brad Goreski, and executive producer Melissa Rivers. No further information is available at this time."
to Twitter to tell Griffin she "could not be more proud" of her decision to leave the show. Even Lena Dunham spoke out to show Griffin her support by saying, "Congrats to my beautiful friend Kathy Griffin for bravely saying enough is enough to intolerance of all kinds on television."
I applaud both Osbourne and Griffin for taking a stand and leaving the show. As Griffin points out in her statement, there is a fine line between humour and intolerance, and it is one Fashion Police has leaped over.