E! shared: “Kelly Osbourne is departing E!s Fashion Police to pursue other opportunities, and we would like to thank her for her many contributions to the series over the past five years, during which time the show became a hit with viewers. Fashion Police will return, as scheduled, on Friday, March 30th at 9:00 p.m. and no decisions have been made on her replacement.”
Zendaya quickly gained a ton of supporters, including Ava DuVernay, Solange Knowles, Viola Davis, Kerry Washington, and Khloe Kardashian, and Giuliana responded to the backlash with a formal apology on E! News. Zendaya put out another statement via Instagram in response to Giuliana’s apology.
Unless you have been under a rock all day.. you know that Zendaya Coleman took offense to a comment Giuliana Rancic made on Fashion Police about her dreadlocks. Giuliana said the hairstyle makes Zendaya look like she reeks of patchouli oil and marijuana. Holy stereotype, right?!?
As a follow up to the non-apology apology she tweeted earlier today, Giuliana addressed the issue tonight on E! News. “I do want to address something that is weighing very heavy on my heart. I want to apologize for a comment on last night’s Fashion Police about Zendaya‘s hair,” she said.
Long story… On Fashion Police, Giuliana criticized Zendaya‘s choice to wear her hair in dreadlocks on the red carpet. She said, “I feel like she smells like patchouli oil or weed.” Needless to say, Giuliana’s comment didn’t sit well with Zendaya. She felt it “outrageously offensive” and needed to be “checked.”
Joan Rivers — the hilarious host of Fashion Police — recently filmed and released a comedy sketch with Ray J for her WE TV show Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? — spoofing Ray J and Kim Kardashian's famous sex romp. A sex romp that happened in 2003 and was "illegally" released in 2007. A sex romp which also — I might add — made Kim Kardashian a household name and catapulted her family into superstardom. Seriously, if there had never been a sex tape, there would not have been a reality show. And it begs the question, if there had never been Keeping Up With the Kardashians — Would we even know the name Khloe Kardashian?