Comedienne Kathy Griffin champions against body-shaming in Hollywood (Examiner.com)
I’ll be honest—I’ve never been much of a Kathy Griffin fan. I’ll giggle at one of the fire-haired comedienne’s jokes from time to time, but I’ve always found her to be slightly abrasive and her brand of comedy to border on mean-spirited—humorous, but often at someone else’s expense. However, news broke last week that Kathy quit her new gig as Joan Rivers’ replacement on E’s Fashion Police after just seven episodes. While she had signed on to continue Rivers’ “brash and eccentric” legacy on the long-running fashion commentary show, Griffin cites a resistance to body-shaming as her reason for leaving the show. In a world where criticizing celebrity body size, shape and weight has become commonplace and fodder for prime-time television programming, it’s refreshing to see a celebrity peer standing up and speaking out about this hurtful and dangerous practice... Visit her blog to read the article in its entirety.