Kathy Griffin did some media rounds discussing her exit from E!’s Fashion Police, stressing the show just wasn’t the right fit for her.
Griffin announced last week that after seven episodes, she would be leaving the show. The network hasn’t announced who will be replacing her as host, or if the show will go on at all. After Giuliana Rancic’s comment on Zendaya’s hair after the Oscars, Kelly Osbourne quit as well, which leaves only Rancic and Brad Goreski left.
“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,” she explained. “As a feminist and a comic, it just didn’t feel like the right fit for me.”
Griffin said she enlisted Lena Dunham to help her create a statement to announce her departure. She even admitted to asking fellow women celebrities and comics to support her publicly, admitting she was “scared” and “nervous” to go up against a “big corporation.”
She also expressed regret she took the position to begin with just six months after Joan Rivers’ passing. She appeared on both The View and Howard Stern’s radio show on Monday.