Yes, Kathy Griffin has heard the wide array of reactions already to her decision to leave “Fashion Police.” However, she does not seem to be altogether concerned by most of it, and is honestly surprised that the majority of the press is trying to make a huge deal out of it.
Speaking in a video (obtained by TMZ) from a show in Connecticut, the comedienne made it clear that there was really no blow-up fight or any sort of dissension that led to an extremely dramatic exit; instead, she said merely that “it just didn’t work out.” Our understanding here is mostly that her brand of humor, which does attack people at times but within context, did not mesh well with what the show had been known for under Joan Rivers.
Griffin also explained that it is probably Rivers’ impact that has led to there being so much discussion in the first place in regards to her decision to say goodbye to the series:
“I just am surprised that people are so invested in this show. But I shouldn’t be because Joan was so incredible and amazing, and it just wasn’t the right thing for me.”
Obviously, Griffin is going to be just fine. She makes plenty of money as a touring comic, and we imagine that she will be back once again with Anderson Cooper on CNN at the end of the year. She has a chance to consistently be a part of things that make her money, draw headlines, and allow her a chance to be funny in the way that she feels is right for her.
As for “Fashion Police,” new episodes will resume at the end of the month, though we have no idea just yet how that is going to work with both Kathy and Kelly Osbourne out.
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