Kathy Griffin on Reaction to 'Fashion Police' Exit: "I'm Surprised That People Are So Invested in This Show"

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Jack Osbourne wishes that his sister Kelly's decision to leave the show had been greeted with the same supportive response that Griffin's was.

Kathy Griffin, never one to stay quiet about a hot-button issue, has weighed in on the media's reaction to herself leaving Fashion Police.

The star performed a stand-up comedy show Friday in Conn., where she said she was surprised that her Thursday announcement that she is leaving the E! series has caused such a stir.

"It just didn't work out," Griffin said about her stint on the show. "I'm surprised that people are so invested in this show. But I shouldn't be because Joan [Rivers] was so incredible and amazing, and it just wasn't the right thing for me."

She added that she has received a "really nice crop" of supportive tweets after announcing her departure.

Griffin, who took over for Rivers earlier this year, appeared on just seven episodes before leaving. This is a time of turmoil for the series, with Kelly Osbourne announcing on Feb. 27 that she was leaving the show, following co-host Giuliana Rancic's controversial joke last month centered on Zendaya Coleman wearing dreadlocks to the Oscars.

On Friday, Kelly's brother Jack Osbourne shared a link to The Hollywood Reporter's story about Griffin earning praise from Hollywood for leaving Fashion Police. "So Kelly quits and she's overreacting, Kathy quits and she's a hero?" Jack wrote. "I find this frustrating."

Jack's post can be seen below. 


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