Kathy Griffin Says She's 'Surprised' by Reaction to Fashion Police Exit
"Hollywood, of course, enjoys blowing something up," the comedian says of the resulting buzz
If you’re waiting for more drama following her exit from Fashion Police, Kathy Griffin says the joke’s on you.
“It just didn’t work out. That’s it. That’s the scandal,” she told the crowd at her Friday show in Waterbury, Connecticut, in a video obtained via TMZ. “However, Hollywood, of course, enjoys blowing something up.”
And that last part has been a huge shocker to Griffin, who joined the E! show in January as the late Joan Rivers’s replacement. “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.”
Calling the coverage of her exit “kind of funny,” she said she appreciated the support she’s received on Twitter. (She also reportedly sent out an email after going live with her statement to undisclosed recipients, asking for support via social media.)
“I do not want to use my comedy to contribute to a culture of unattainable perfectionism and intolerance toward difference,” she wrote on Twitter Thursday when she made her announcement. “I want to help women, gay kids, people of color, and anyone who feels underrepresented to have a voice and a LAUGH.”