Kelly Osbourne and other stars are reacting to Kathy Griffin quitting Fashion Police yesterday, and the collective response has been nothing but positive.
The 54-year-old Griffin announced on Twitter that she is out of the E! series after just seven episodes, as her brand of humor did not fit with the series.
Fashion Police has been extremely controversial as of late, which would seemingly make it a perfect fit for a star who courts controversy like Kathy.
Not the case, though. While she can certainly be “inappropriate” in her comedy, as she admits, she feels the show goes too far for no reason at all.
"I am a freedom-loving female and gay rights activist who loves to find the funny in all people, attitudes, beliefs, and appearances, but only when the context permits intelligent humor."
"My brand of humor, while unrepentant and unafraid, is all about CONTEXT."
"Listen, I am no saint. But I do not want to use my comedy to contribute to a culture of unattainable perfectionism and intolerance towards difference.”
She wished the show and its creative team well ... but DAMN!
Griffin thanked fans who back her efforts to “help women, gay kids, people of color and anyone who feels underrepresented to have a voice and a LAUGH!”
Her comments quickly drew praise from her ex-colleague.
Kelly Osbourne quit Fashion Police last month as well, and writes, “I could not be more proud of you @kathygriffin you have my love and support always!”
The two stars' departures both come in the wake of Giuliana Rancic bashing Zendaya during the Oscars with a joke many felt was racially charged.
Griffin had previously condemned the joke, and Osbourne sought to distance herself from Rancic and the quip even before she bolted the program.
Chelsea Handler, another former E! personality, also commended Griffin: “@kathygriffin way to go girl. Stick to your guns. Onwards and sideways. Lub you.”
Rosie O’Donnell, Jane Lynch, Ashley Fink, Josh Groban, Aubrey Plaza and many others were equally quick to give Griffin props for her exit from E!
The show's future is far from clear. The next Fashion Police episode is set for March 30, even though only Rancic and Brad Goreski are left on the panel.
Is this the end of an era? And would it be a good thing?