In her debut episode on ‘Fashion Police,’ new host Kathy Griffin definitely made her presence known. But was the comedienne too harsh? Some were left feeling that way, especially when it came to her words about Mrs. George Clooney, Amal.
It was a bittersweet premiere episode of Fashion Police on E! on January 12, as it was the first episode of the series since beloved host Joan Rivers passed away late last year. Stepping up to fill her Louboutins was none other than the generally hilarious Kathy Griffin, but her debut outing as host wasn’t all laughs. In fact, what she had to say about George Clooney’s new wife, Amal, was anything but funny.
‘Fashion Police’ Diss Amal Clooney
For fans of Fashion Police, jokes that verge on too harsh have become expected. However, during her first episode as Joan’s replacement, Kathy made questionable statements about Amal Clooney that felt neither funny nor necessary.
Kathy first said of Amal that “she’s annoying,” before deeming her a worst-dressed nominee. All this because she wore a pair of white gloves on the carpet– a bold move for sure, but hardly deserving of such criticism considering this was Amal’s first red carpet ever.
Unnecessary Criticism Of Amal
The Golden Globes on January 11 marked the first public appearance for newly married George Clooney and Amal. The couple walking the red carpet was highly anticipated because it would be the first time the press had gotten a chance to speak to George’s elusive lady.
Amal definitely seemed nervous as she and her husband made their way down the carpet, and even more so inside the show when hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler made a joke at the expense of her husband, who was receiving a lifetime achievement award.
Amal is a renowned lawyer, activist and author, so it makes sense that she wasn’t her most comfortable in an awards show setting. And this is why Kathy’s comments about her outfit seemed so unnecessary: It’s not as if Kathy was talking about a celebrity who’s used to making this kind of appearance and expects outfit criticism. Amal was at the event to support her husband and, after what Kathy said about her outfit, who knows if we’ll see her on another carpet this season.
The whole thing felt really mean–and not in the fun way.
What do you guys think? Was Kathy too hard on Amal? Or did she deserve the criticism? Tell us!
— Casey Mink