Thursday, May 14, 2015

Melissa Rivers: Kathy Griffin 'Sh-t All Over My Mother's Legacy'

While promoting her new book at the 92nd Street Y in New York, Melissa Rivers sat down with Hoda Kotb for an all-encompassing interview about her life and the death of her mother, the legendary comedian Joan Rivers. Then the topic of Fashion Police came up and the kerfuffle that ensued after comments were made over Zendaya Coleman's fake dreadlocks at the Oscars. New host Kathy Griffin left the show and issued some bullsh!t statement about being a feminist and the show was not in line with her comedy and she "didn't want to use [her] comedy to contribute to a culture of unattainable perfectionism and intolerance towards difference." We told her to go take several seats in an empty Yankee Stadium. Melissa says Kathy wasn't the right choice to take over as host after Joan died last year. ""I'm just going to say it wasn't a match on a lot of levels," she says. "My biggest complaint was the feeling that she kind of sh!t all over my mother's legacy in her statement on leaving....And I know that that was not an intentional reading of it, but that's how I felt. But I know that wasn't how it was intended." Melissa says had her mother be alive, none of this would've happened. "She would've gone to the press and immediately would've been 'Are you serious? Oh, please, all of this over a wig? Literally it was a wig. Just all relax.'...She would've called Giuliana and yelled at Giuliana. She would've called Kelly and yelled at Kelly and said 'Stop it!' and she would've listened to them both cry and complain about each other and she would've said 'Is everyone over it? Let's go to work and make a funny show.'" Hear, hear.

Here's the video. Melissa's comments on the subject of Fashion Police begin around the 19:00 minute mark.

source: NY Daily News

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