Giuliana finally got the chance to tell her side of the story. During her April 6 interview on the Today Show, the Fashion Police host explained what really happened behind the scenes that made her joke about Zendaya seem racist. She also revealed if she will be returning to the show next fall!
Fashion Police was put on hiatus after Giuliana Rancic, 40, offended many people with a seemingly racist joke about Zendaya, 18, during the Oscars episode — but will Giuliana return to the show in the fall with her head held high? Find out what she said during her tell-all interview!
Giuliana Rancic On Fashion Police Future — Will She Return?
After Giuliana explained what really happened with the Zendaya joke, TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie asked her if she will be returning to Fashion Police in the fall. She replied, “We’ll see…” with a suspicious smirk.
Maybe she’s not even sure herself but it definitely sounded like she knew something she wasn’t allowed to talk about! You can watch her full interview HERE!
Giuliana On The Zendaya Joke
Before making the suspicious comment, Giuliana opened up about the Zandaya situation.”It’s something I want to be really clear about … because I’ve never really spoken about it,” she started out by saying.
In case you missed it, during the Oscars Fashion Police special, Giuliana was talking about Zendaya’s dreadlocks and she said, “I feel like she smells like patchouli oil, or weed!”
On the Today Show, Giuliana explained, “I made a reference to a hippie culture I talked about patchouli oil which is a hippie perfume and in the editing process, some of the things I said were taken out for time. I made peace signs and said bohemian twice. Those were taken our for time so when it aired, some people were offended by it. I find racism reprehensible I don’t tolerate it at all, nor have I ever and that’s really important for me to get that out there. That’s been the hardest part about all of this, that somebody could believe that would have racial undertones in the things that I do.”
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— Shira Benozilio