Kelly Osbourne quits ‘Fashion Police’ following Zendaya comment controversy

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Kelly Osbourne has left "Fashion Police" after a five-year stint. (Photo: Getty Images)

Kelly Osbourne has left “Fashion Police” after a five-year stint. (Photo: Getty Images)

(PIX11) — It all started with a flippant comment made by “Fashion Police” host Giuliana Rancic. Now, one of the E! talk show panelists is quitting the gig.

“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,” E! said in a statement.

On Monday’s episode of “Fashion Police” dedicated to the Oscars red carpet, Rancic made an offensive comment about actress and singer Zendaya Coleman’s hairstyle, saying her dreadlocks made her look “like she smells of patchouli oil” or “weed.”

Rancic, who is also the host of “E! News,” issued two apologies, both before and after Zendaya posted a classy response to the racist comment on social media.

Osbourne took to Twitter on Tuesday to express her outrage of being associated with Rancic’s comment, where she foreshadowed what was to come of her status on the show.

“Fashion Police” will returned as scheduled on March 30 at 9 p.m., E! said in a statement. No decisions have been made on her replacement.

It doesn’t seem as if Osbourne is holding any grudges toward Rancic, though. She tweeted an encouraging message about forgiveness Wednesday, presumably about the controversy.

 

 

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