Andy Cohen Calls Kathy Griffin Out For Leaving Fashion Police: “It’s Like the Pot Calling the Kettle Black” (VIDEO)
Andy Cohen doesn’t necessarily agree with Kathy Griffin’s reasoning for leaving “Fashion Police.” The Bravo host invited Anderson Cooper, a longtime Griffin pal, to be a guest on Wednesday’s “Watch What Happens Live,” and the two got into a heated discussion over her abrupt exit from the E! show (video below).
A caller asked Cohen and Cooper how they felt about Griffin leaving “Fashion Police” after just three months. While Cooper was supportive of his friend, Cohen called out Griffin. “I think it’s like the pot calling the kettle black,” said Cohen. “She’s like, ‘Oh, I don’t want to make fun of anyone.’ This show’s about making fun of people.”
Cohen continued, “The reason everyone loves Kathy Griffin is because she makes fun of people constantly… I mean I love Kathy Griffin, too! And I love her humor. But if it wasn’t working, then say it wasn’t working.” Cooper responded that Griffin’s humor has always been presented in “a different way,” and also pointed out that she wrote a “long, well-written statement” explaining her reasons for leaving.
As Gossip Cop reported, Griffin said that she didn’t think her “style” of comedy fit the “creative direction of the show,” and noted she didn’t want to use her humor “to contribute to a culture of unattainable perfection.” Watch Cohen and Cooper go at it over Griffin’s “Fashion Police” exit, and tell us what you think.