Kathy Griffin’s Bold ‘Fashion Police’ Exit Draws Cheers From Hollywood Peers

Lena Dunham, Jane Lynch and former costar Kelly Osbourne are among those publicly supporting Griffin’s decision to bounce after joining the show in January

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Kathy Griffin is bailing on E!’s “Fashion Police” after just seven episodes, and has the support of a number of women in Hollywood, including former co-host Kelly Osbourne, who quit last month.

“I could not be more proud of you,” Osbourne, who co-hosted the program for five years, tweeted. You have my love and support always!”

Osbourne left shortly after co-host Giuliana Rancic found herself in a storm of controversy surrounding comments she made on the Oscar edition of “Fashion Police” about Zendaya Coleman’s dreadlocks that many found racist.

Osbourne protested Rancic’s comments, which were written into the script and edited before broadcast, but ultimately said she left to “pursue other opportunities.”

Griffin noted her “style does not fit with the creative direction of the show and now it’s time to move on.”

Osbourne isn’t alone in applauding Griffin’s sudden career move. “Girls” creator Lena Dunham used Instagram to commend the comedian for “bravely saying enough is enough to intolerance of all kinds on television.”

Here are more reactions to Griffin’s departure from “Fashion Police”: