Comedienne Kathy Griffin has quit style show Fashion Police just two weeks after her co-host Kelly Osbourne announced her departure.
Reality TV star Osbourne left the program last month (Feb15), days after threatening to quit over the fall-out following ill-advised remarks her colleague Giuliana Rancic made about teen star Zendaya Coleman's red carpet look at the Oscars.
Griffin, who joined the series as a replacement for the late Joan Rivers in January (15), revealed on Thursday (12Mar15) that she too has decided to quit the show after just seven episodes.
The funnywoman took to Twitter.com to share the news with her followers, writing, "I thought that I could bring my brand of humor to Fashion Police so that beautiful people in beautiful dresses could be teased when appropriate. My brand of humor, 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."
She continued, "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!
"After 7 episodes of Fashion Police, I discovered that my style does not fit with the creative direction of the show & now it's time to move on. I wish (network) E! and the E! team only the best and I hope to continue to make you all laugh performing live or on televison where I can be smart, irreverent, unrepentant and unafraid in an observational way that is candid, honest and justified."
With Griffin gone, only Rancic and celebrity stylist Brad Goreski are left on the panel, although Kim Kardashian's sister Khloe has emerged as a frontrunner to join the show as a regular contributor when it returns at the end of this month (Mar15).