That kerfuffle, of course, came about when perennial red carpet host and "FP" co-host Giuliana Rancic made an off-color joke about Zendaya Coleman's dreadlocks at the
Coleman and her legion of fans took offense and called out Rancic on the racist remark, and the E! personality apologized.
Griffin, the Emmy-winning comic who replaced late comedian
"I wouldn't have said the joke in the first place. Some dude wrote it for her," she told the mag of the weed snipe.
She also offered this advice to her co-host:
"Don't have anyone write you jokes or even suggest jokes for you on 'Fashion Police.' You have 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," she said.
Griffin couldn't speak much to Osbourne's departure but added that the lavender-haired daughter of rocker Ozzy Osbourne "seemed very upset at the merely seven tapings of 'Fashion Police' we did together."
"It was the five best working years of my life," Osbourne said. "I am so grateful for the experience — I can't even — working with Joan Rivers for five years was incredible. I learned so much, and I'm excited for my future now. I want to try new things."
Meanwhile, E! reality star
As for whether the whole controversy was blown out of proportion, Griffin said "yes and no."
"I think it's emblematic of several new developments. And I say that as one of the actual 'new developments," she added.