The Girls star, who has been on the receiving end of Fashion Police's former host Joan Rivers' barbed tongue in the past for her red carpet choices, reacted via Instagram on Thursday, March 12, to the news that Rivers' replacement Griffin had stepped down from the role.
"Congrats to my beautiful friend Kathy Griffin for bravely saying enough is enough to intolerance of all kinds on television," she wrote in a caption of a TBT photo she shared of Griffin posing in a pair of Minnie Mouse ears. "She's modeling a better way for the youths (and working those ears.)"
As Us Weekly reported earlier that day, Griffin made the decision to quit the E! show, made famous by her late predecessor Rivers, after just seven episodes, saying she felt the show (and her humor within it) was starting to contribute "to a culture of unattainable perfectionism and intolerance towards difference."
Dunham could not agree more. Back in March last year, the curvy comedienne became the focus of Rivers' harsh words during the Fashion Police host's appearance on The Howard Stern Show.
"Let me ask you something. Lena Dunham, who again I think is terrific, how could she wear dresses above the knee?" Rivers, then 80, asked Stern. When Stern suggested maybe Dunham doesn't care what other people think, Rivers replied, "Oh, every woman gives a sh-t."
"You are sending a message out to people saying, 'It's okay! Stay fat! Get diabetes. Everybody dies! Lose your fingers," Rivers continued of how the comic actress goes naked on her HBO smash hit.
Griffin's departure from Fashion Police comes just two weeks after Kelly Osbourne quit the show amid controversy involving her costar Giuliana Rancic's comments about Zendaya Coleman's dreadlocks at the Oscars.
E! tells Us that the show will continue without Osbourne and Griffin. "Fashion Police will return, as scheduled, on Monday, March 30 at 9 p.m. with our talented co-hosts Giuliana Rancic and Brad Goreski and Executive Producer Melissa Rivers," the network said in a statement.
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