Kathy Griffin Slams Fashion Police as "Dog Pile" of Anti-Feminism

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Kathy Griffin has once again spoken out about her exit from E!'s Fashion Police.

The comedian abrubtly quit the series in mid-March, saying via statement that her "style does not fit with the creative direction of the show" and that it was "time to move on."

Many have wondered whether Griffin's departure was related to the death of Joan Rivers or the controversial comments made by Giuliana Rancic about Zendaya Coleman.

Kathy Griffin on E!

But Griffin appeared on The View today and said her issues ran far deeper than that.

Comparing her experience on Fashion Police to "dog pile," Griffin explained:

"As a feminist and a comic, it just didn’t feel like the right fit to me. I was being forced to comment about pictures of beautiful women in perfect dresses and say kind of bad things."

Griffin acknowledged that her stand-up “repertoire” included some “heinous” things, but there's a difference between that she does and what she was being asked to do on E!.

"I wouldn’t hold up a picture of Kim Kardashian and say, ‘She’s ugly! Goodnight!’ I wouldn’t hold up a picture of Oprah and say, ‘She’s fat! Goodnight!,'"Griffin said.

The red-headed star said she believed Fashion Police would be changing its format to fit her “style” when she signed on, but it didn’t turn out that way.

"They had a very strict lane they wanted to be in," Griffin said.

Kelly Osbourne has also quit Fashion Police, which is set to return on March 30, with only Rancic and Brad Goreski on board as panelists at the moment.

Those in the running for Osbourne and Griffin's now-abandoned spots include Naya Rivera, Khloe Kardashian and Amber Rose.

"I’m still going to give people crap, trust me,” vowed Griffin, adding: "There’s a lot of stuff I said before that I wouldn’t say now, and there’s stuff I probably won’t say in five years that I do say now. Comedy has to evolve."

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