Kathy Griffin Quits 'Fashion Police' Because She Doesn't Want to Be a Mean Girl (Wait, What?)

Kathy GriffinIt's only been two months since Kathy Griffin took over for Joan Rivers on Fashion Police, but Kathy has called it quits. Kelly Osbourne, who also recently quit the show in the wake of a so-called "racist" comment about singer Zendaya, applauded her move on Twitter (and gave Kathy some tongue action). Kathy released a statement saying she doesn't want to be part of a culture that makes fun of women -- but really?

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Explaining her departure, Kathy wrote on Twitter:

When I chose to step into the shoes of my beloved Joan Rivers ... I was thrilled to continue her legacy as a woman being brash and eccentric on television. My brand of humor, while unrepentant and unafraid, is all about CONTEXT. 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 color and anyone who feels underrepresented to have a voice and a LAUGH!

Hmm ... this is all well and good. Certainly we could do with less humor in the world that is really all about poking fun of women's looks, bodies, dresses, hair, makeup, etc.

But what is really happening here? Joan Rivers was BRUTAL on the women who came into her sightline ... and no one seemed to mind. Both Kathy and Kelly worshipped her.

And Kathy has basically made a living making fun of women ... here's just just a little taste:

On Demi Lovato [after being asked who was the biggest celebrity "douche" she'd worked with]: "Probably Debbie [Demi] Lovato. Plus she should calm the f down bout Lady Gaga gettin barfed on."

On Macy Gray: "What exactly is wrong with her? She for sure has a little mental retardation."

On Angelina Jolie: "Her lips look like an inflamed anus."

On Farrah Fawcett: "The thing with Chasing Farrah is that once you catch her, you find out she’s just a dumb drug addict."

On Dakota Fanning: "We did hear a rumor that little Dakota Fanning entered rehab today, and we wish her the best."

So, wait, now suddenly Kathy is too sensitive for Fashion Police?! Will the real Kathy Griffin please stand up?

Here's my guess: Kathy, seeing what happened to Giuliana Rancic when she made a relatively tame snipe about dreadlocks, realized she was never going to survive this. She decided to go back to standup, where she can crack to an audience who gets her humor.

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Either that, or she's turning over a completely new leaf, and from now on we're going to get the "new and improved and much more PC Kathy." Hey, it's never too late, I guess. Why not? Maybe she can find a way to be funny without cracking on women's looks?

It's a tough time to be a comedian, I'll grant her that.

Why do you think she left FP?

Image via Kathy Griffin/Instagram

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