Griffin explained that she “wouldn’t have said that joke in the first place,” although she does feel if she made the joke about Zendaya it wouldn’t have been as big of a deal as when Rancic made it.
Griffin spoke more about Rancic’s joke, saying, “Some dude wrote it for her. Don’t have anyone write you jokes or even suggest jokes for you on Fashion Police. (Rancic has) enough great insider gossip from actually being on the red carpet. That’s what fans want to hear the next day. Just talk and be yourself.”
Griffin continued, saying she will continue to “make my Miley Cyrus jokes as long as people want to laugh at them. But there is a chasm of difference between making a joke about Miley Cyrus wearing duct tape over her nipples out in public — which I think is totally fair game — and simply looking at a photo of her on a red carpet and saying she is ugly or a bad singer or pathetic or something like that.”
Griffin also addressed Kelly Osbourne departing Fashion Police, recounting that, “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…Kelly came to my house a couple of times when Joan was in the hospital and we were consoling each other. I can tell you there was genuine love there.”