Kathy Griffin Wouldn’t Have Made the Zendaya Joke, Spills AllIt’s been weeks since Giuliana Rancic made a crack at Zendaya's dreadlocks on the red carpet at the Academy Awards, but the controversy has stirred up many problems including cast member Kelly Osbourne’s abrupt resignation and a battle over who will take her place on Fashion Police. Kathy Griffin, the head honcho trying to fill Joan River’s dead shoes, has stayed quiet on the complicated matter until yesterday, when she finally let the world know how she felt.
Griffin spoke to The Sun Times about the dreadlocks blunder, her efforts to replace Joan Rivers, and why she thinks Kelly left the program. When asked if she thought she would have had the same negative backlash if she had told the patchouli oil joke she said, “I wouldn’t have said the joke in the first place. Some dude wrote it for her.” She even suggested that maybe Giuliana shouldn’t have her jokes written for her at all.
On the nay-sayers about her replacing Joan Rivers she said, “Joan Rivers is no longer with us. I miss her far more than any angry tweeter!” The last note she left on was about Kelly Osbourne’s disappearing act, saying, “Sometimes she seemed very upset at the merely seven tapings of Fashion Police we did together. I can tell you this: I adore that family.”
The red-headed stand-up comedian has just kicked off her US tour this week. Tickets are available on her website.