The Fashion Police saga continues.
Yesterday (March 12), Kathy Griffin announced that, after just seven episodes, she’s quitting the E! show.
Girls star Lena Dunham took to her Instagram account to praise Griffin’s decision, posting the photo below with the caption: “Congrats to my beautiful friend Kathy Griffin for bravely saying enough is enough to intolerance of all kinds on television. She’s modeling a better way for youths (and working those ears.)”
Dunham has been a target of the late comedienne Joan Rivers, former host of Fashion Police, in the past.
When Rivers was interviewed on The Howard Stern Show early last year, she made some scathing remarks about Dunham’s curves, according to Us Magazine.
“Let me ask you something. Lena Dunham, who again I think is terrific, how could she wear dresses above the knee?” she asked. On Dunham’s nude scenes for Girls, Rivers added, “You are sending a message out to people saying, ‘It’s okay! Stay fat! Get diabetes. Everybody dies! Lose your fingers.'”
Unnecessarily harsh, absolutely, but those are the types of sad remarks Rivers was known for.
Kelly Osbourne, who also quit the show recently, Rosie O’Donnell, Glee‘s Jane Lynch, and Parks and Recreation‘s Aubrey Plaza have also shown Griffin support for leaving.
Fashion Police should just be canceled at this stage in the game. It was ridiculous enough that an entire show was based on insulting celebrity looks, but especially in a time when body shaming and shallow judgments should never be tolerated, it just needs to go.