Giuliana Rancic and Kelly Osbourne at War Over Racist Zendaya Comments
It looks like Zendaya isn’t the only person who is furious with Giuliana Rancic over her ignorant, racial comments, as Rancic’s fashion police co-host, Kelly Osbourne has threatened to quit over the incident.
Giuliana Rancic made a comment about Zendaya’s hairstyle during a follow up to the Oscars, saying the dreadlocked hair probably “smells like patchouli oil or weed.” Zendaya didn’t appreciate the comments made by Rancic and responded to the insult about her hair via twitter calling Rancic’s remarks offensive and a shocking example of “slurs and pure disrespect” for her heritage. Zendaya went on to refer to her dreadlocks as a “symbol of strength and beauty.” What followed was an onslaught of insults toward Rancic and Zendaya being celebrated for her response to the E! Talk Show host. Rancic apologized via twitter claiming she was “referring to a bohemian chic look” making matters worse. She also said that her comment had “NOTHING to do with race.”
Following her apology on twitter, Rancic made a public apology on E! News, saying Fashion Police pokes fun at celebrities in good spirit. She stated, “I didn’t intend to hurt anybody. I have learned that it is not my intent, it is the result.” She went on to say, “I am so sincerely sorry. This really has been a learning experience for me. This incident has taught me to be a lot more careful of cliches and to not perpetuate them further.”
A furious Osbourne tweeted about the incident saying, “I WILL NOT BE DRAGED (sic) INTO THIS! The situation is being rectified like ADULTS by both parties. I hope you can leave it to them & do the same!” She added, “You guys do realize that @Zendaya is my friend right?”
What was the cause of Osbourne’s fury? Apparently, the weed comment that emerged was mistakenly attributed to Osbourne.
Osbourne took her stance a step further and threatened to quit Fashion Police saying, “Im giving everyone involved 24 hours to make it right or the world will hear how I really feel. contactually Im not allowed to speak!” Then she declared, “I DID NOT MAKE THE WEED COMENT. I DO NOT CONDONE RACISM SO AS A RSULT OF THIS IM SEREIOULSY QUESTIONONIG (sic) STAYING ON THE SHOW!”
Was Osbourne speaking to Giuliana Rancic and is that what led to the on air apology?
Are Osbourne and Rancic at war? Or do you believe the Fashion Police co-stars have kissed and made up?
It will be interesting to see what happens now that Rancic has apologized – will Zendaya publicly accept the apology or will she remain silent?
What are your thoughts about the incident? Has it all been blown out of proportion?