Kathy Griffin on 'Fashion Police' Exit: I Don't Think That It's Really What I Do

The exiting 'Fashion Police' co-host also expresses her regret for taking the job, saying, 'I probably shouldn't have taken the gig.'

AceShowbiz - %cKathy Griffin% talked about her short-running gig on "Fashion Police" when stopping by SiriusXM's "The Howard Stern Show". "I don't really feel it was my best work, I'll be honest," she told %cHoward Stern% during the interview.

"I don't really feel it was my best work, I'll be honest," the comedienne said of her time on the show. "I stand by my specials and my series. The lane that that show was in was so specific that they weren't able to make the transition to the comedic lane that I work in. I just don't think that it's really what I do. I think Joan was the master of the one liners and the zingers."

She even admitted, "I probably shouldn't have taken the gig," before sharing, "Melissa [Rivers] was the one who called me and said 'You're the only person that I feel my mom would have given her blessing to.' For me, 'Fashion Police' is not Joan [Rivers]'s legacy. As a 54-year-old female comic still in the game, what Joan did was so much bigger than that."

Speaking about %cKelly Osbourne%'s departure earlier this year, Griffin agreed with Stern that she might use %cGiuliana Rancic%'s racist joke as an excuse to leave the show. "I do kind of get that feeling," she said. "Look, I think that Kelly has said post ['Fashion Police'] that she had four or five such great years with Joan, and to me that means it's not the same as it was with Joan. And I've got to be honest, I kind of felt the same way."

Of her relationship with Osbourne, Griffin said, "We've been friends, and I know Sharon [Osbourne] very well. I know that there was a genuine relationship between Kelly and Joan, and I would say that Kelly is still grieving and has been very open about that. She was devastated at the funeral and we talked a lot. Any shade between us was all falsified and made up."

She went on revealing that she sought for advice from %cLena Dunham% about writing a statement on her resignation.

On "The View", Griffin opened up about what made her feel like she didn't belong on the show. "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 said as quoted by The Hollywood Reporter. "As a feminist and a comic, it just didn't feel like the right fit for me."

She continued, "Right now, on the red carpet, all these women look so great. I was hoping we could talk about the events themselves and the shows, so I didn't want to say that %cMeryl Streep% didn't look great, because she looked great. So sometimes it felt disingenuous to me."

Griffin announced her resignation from "Fashion Police" on Thursday, March 12, just weeks after Osbourne announced her departure. No replacement has been named yet by E!.

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