Kelly Osbourne "Questioning Staying" on 'Fashion Police' Amid Zendaya-Giuliana Rancic Dispute
The violet-haired 'Fashion Police' host is at odds with Rancic over her comments about the dreadlocked Disney star.
Kelly Osbourne is speaking out against her Fashion Police co-host's comments about Zendaya Coleman's dreadlocked hair, taking to Twitter to say she is considering leaving the show.
Disney star Coleman embraced a new red-carpet look at Sunday's 87th annual Academy Awards: dark, long and sleek dreadlocks.
On Feb. 23, the Fashion Police co-hosts gathered for the show's annual after-Oscars special, ranking the fashion wins and fails of the prior evening.
Longtime E! News and Live From the Red Carpet host Giuliana Rancic shared her opinions about Coleman's new look on the Monday-night episode: "I feel like she smells like patchouli oil and weed."
Since it aired, Coleman took to Instagram to post a statement about the remarks. "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," she wrote.
Osbourne took to Twitter to defend Coleman, whom she regards as a "friend."
"I WILL NOT BE DRAGED INTO THIS! The situation is being rectified like ADULTS by both parties. I hope you can leave it to them & do the same!" Osbourne posted late Monday evening, followed by "you guys do realize that @Zendaya is my friend right?" and "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!" An hour later, she posted: "I DID NOT MAKE THE WEED COMENT. I DO NOT CONDONE RACISM SO AS A RSULT OF THIS IM SEREIOULSY QUESTIONONIG STAYING ON THE SHOW!"
An hour following Osbourne's second tweet, Rancic posted a public apology on her personal Twitter page: "Dear @Zendaya, I'm sorry I offended you and others. I was referring to a bohemian chic look. Had NOTHING to do with race and NEVER would!!!"
Numerous stars have come to Coleman's defense since she addressed the comments, including Selma director Ava DuVernay, Kerry Washington, Niecy Nash, Khloe Kardashian and Chloe Grace Moretz.
@Zendaya you are a gorgeous, intelligent young lady! I love all that you represent! Keep empowering and shine bright!— Khloé (@khloekardashian) February 24, 2015