Kathy Griffin Quits Fashion Police Because It's Too Mean
Comic issues inspiring statement on Twitter after handing in her notice...
The show, which also recently lost regular star Kelly Osbourne, has been in the headlines in recent weeks after a controversial gag about Zendaya Coleman's dreadlocks.
And now Griffin - who has stepped in to replace her late friend Joan Rivers - has had enough of it too.
She tweeted: "After seven episodes of Fashion Police, I discovered that my style does not fit with the creative direction of the show and now it's time to move on."
But rather than leave it at that she went on to give a thoughtful and damning criticism of the show.
"Listen, I'm no saint – I'm a feminist AND a Gurrrrl who loves an offensive joke or well-timed barb and you will find plenty in my repertoire," she wrote.
"But I do not want to use my comedy to contribute to a culture of unattainable perfectionism and intolerance towards difference.
"I want to help women, gay kids, people of colour and anyone who feels underrepresented to have a voice and a LAUGH!"
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) March 13, 2015
And she appeared to hint that she'd been unable to bring a more positive slant to the show.
"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 humour," she added.
"I thought that I could bring my own brand of humour to Fashion Police so that beautiful people in beautiful dresses could be teased when appropriate.
"My brand of humour, while unrepentant and unafraid, is all about CONTEXT. There is plenty to make fun of in pop culture without bringing people's bodies into it. Again people… context!"
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