Monday, March 16, 2015

'Fashion' Faux Pas

Most of you know I'm a longtime (if critical) fan of Kathy Griffin. I stand behind my earlier reporting on her exit from "Fashion Police," but I also give her props for finally admitting (or at least hinting at) the truth:
“I don’t really feel it was my best work, I’ll be honest. 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.” 
“I probably shouldn’t have taken the gig. 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’s legacy. As a 54-year-old female comic still in the game, what Joan did was so much bigger than that.” 

I'm not sure she should stand behind those last couple of specials, but her point is well-taken.


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shle896 said...

The minute they allowed people to make a mountain out of a molehill over that innocuous dreadlocks joke was the beginning of the end and then turning around and apologizing for it was the nail in the coffin.

I thought the post-Joan show was working pretty well, but then they lost all credibility by being "politically correct". Joan would be turning over in her grave if she knew.

That and Kathy simply isn't as funny or fearless as Joan Rivers was. Not even close.