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Kathy Griffin Quits ‘Fashion Police’

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Kathy Griffin took to social media on Thursday evening to announce that she was stepping down as host of E!’s Fashion Police. 

Griffin took over as host following the tragic death of comedian, Joan Rivers. Kathy’s decision to leave the show comes just weeks after co-host Giuliana Rancic made an offensive comment about Zendaya Coleman’s locs and after co-host, Kelly Osbourne quit the show.

“When I  chose to step into the shoes of my beloved friend Joan Rivers at Fashion Police, I was thrilled to continue her legacy as a woman being brash and eccentric on television,” the comedian wrote in a lengthy message on Instagram. “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.”

She continued. “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. I wish E! and the E! team only the best and I hope to continue to make you all laugh performing live or on television where I can be smart, irreverent, unrepentant and unafraid in a observational way that is candied, honest and justified.”

 

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Following the announcement of Griffin’s departure, Osbourne tweeted:

“I could not be more proud of you @kathygriffin you have my love and support always!”

According to a statement released by E!, “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,” the statement read.

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