After the controversial circus surrounding Giuliana Rancic and Fashion Police, Kathy Griffin decided to step away from the E! show, just seven episodes after after stepping into Joan Rivers's stiletto heels on the show. Griffin may be one for inciting controversy for the sake of a cackle, but that doesn't mean she stands for a show that rides on putting down others.
"I thought I could bring my brand of humor to Fashion Police so that beautiful people in beautiful dresses could be teased when appropriate," she wrote in a lengthy statement on Twitter. "My brand of humor, while unrepentent and unafraid, is all about CONTEXT ... I do not want to use my comedy to contribute to a culture of unattainable perfectionism and intolerance towards difference."
Her statement naturally deserved a "YEAH GURRL," and she definitely got that — and more — from celebs who have since responded, beginning with former Fashion Police host, Kelly Osbourne, who left the show last month in the wake of the same controversy.
Lena Dunham also Instagrammed the following photo of a young Griffin along with her kudos:
"Congrats to my beautiful friend Kathy Griffin for bravely saying enough is enough to intolerance of all kinds on television," Dunham wrote. "She's modeling a better way for the youths (and working those ears.)"
Fellow controversial (but hilarious) comedienne Chelsea Handler, who left her E! show Chelsea Lately last year, saluted Griffin, too.
@kathygriffin way to go girl. Stick to your guns. Onwards and sideways. Lub you— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) March 13, 2015
Other celebs cheered on her on, as well:
I love Kathy and I've seen every episode of Fashion Police but somewhere Joan Rivers is cackling— billy eichner (@billyeichner) March 13, 2015
@kathygriffin Gurl. I read your statement. Thanks for being WHO YOU ARE. Can't wait to work together on your chapter? You're every woman.— Kristin Chenoweth (@KChenoweth) March 13, 2015
Griffin also said in her statement that she hopes "to continue to make you all laugh performing live or on television where I can be smart, irreverent, unrepentant and unafraid in an observational way that is candid, honest and justified." It's pretty clear that everyone is on board with her in that mission to make people laugh for the right reasons.
You keep on bein' you, Kathy — we salute you, too, girl.