Although Giuliana is the one who’s come under fire for her shocking comment about Zendaya’s dreadlocks, Kelly is now pointing the finger at the people who allowed this controversy to happen: ‘Fashion Police’ producers. HollywoodLife.com has the exclusive scoop on Kelly’s true feelings.
Giuliana Rancic may have apologized to Zendaya in an emotional new video on Feb. 24, but her fellow Fashion Police star Kelly Osbourne is still livid that the remark made it on the air in the first place! Kelly feels this never would have happened if the late Joan Rivers were still a part of the show — here’s why.
Kelly Osbourne Mad At ‘Fashion Police’ For Airing Giuliana Rancic’s Zendaya Slam
Kelly took to Twitter on Feb. 24 to demand that “everyone involved” with Giuliana’s racist comment fix the situation pronto — or else. And she didn’t just mean that rhetorically. She actually vowed to quit the show if the folks at Fashion Police didn’t “make it right.”
Although we’re not sure whether Kelly is satisfied by Giuliana’s just-released apology video, we can tell you how she feels about her co-host’s initial comments.
“Though Giuliana said the disparaging remarks, Kelly is more upset with the producers that allowed it to happen,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “This is where Joan would have been great because she kept everyone in check. Now that Joan is gone, more people with the show have taken a more lackadaisical approach to the show and how it is operated and Kelly has been angry about it.”
Kelly Osbourne Threatens To Quit ‘Fashion Police’ Over Zendaya Racism
As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, Giuliana issued an on-air apology to Zendaya after she said the actress probably smelled like “patchouli oil” or “weed” while rocking dreadlocks on the Oscars red carpet on Feb. 22.
The video came one day after Zendaya slammed Giuliana on Twitter for perpetuating the “outrageously offensive” stereotype, saying: “To say that an 18 year old young woman with locs must smell of patchouli oil or ‘weed’ is not only a large stereotype but outrageously offensive. I don’t usually feel the need to respond to negative things but certain remarks cannot go unchecked.”
Giuliana said in her apology video: “People are offended, including Zendaya, and that is not okay. Therefore, I want to say to Zendaya, and anyone else out there that I have hurt, that I am so, so sincerely sorry.”
So what do YOU make of this, HollywoodLifers? Are you as angry as Kelly is? Do you think she and Zendaya should forgive Giuliana? Vote in our poll and tell us how you feel!
— Tierney McAfee, Reporting by Russ Weakland