Kelly Osbourne has come out to reveal her stand on the matter that is the offensive comment Giuliana Rancic made about Zendaya’s hair- she wants to make sure her fans know she is not cool with it.
During the Fashion Police Oscar show, Rancic dropped a completely distasteful comment about Zendaya’s dreadlocks. “I feel like she smells like patchouli oil,” she said, “Or weed. Maybe weed.”
The comment went viral so fast before one could say Jack Robinson, it became a racially involved conversation on social media.
Zendaya then came online via her Instagram page to gave her two cents about what she thought about Giuliana’s comment saying, “to say that an 18-year-old woman with locs must smell of patchouli oil or ‘weed’ is not only a large stereotype but outrageously offensive.”
Rancic has since come out to apologize for the remarks via her Twitter page
Co-host of the fashion police show, Osbourne responded to the controversy in a series of tweets, ensuring her fans that she had nothing to do with the comment and telling people that Zendaya is a friend of hers.
Rancic first apologized on Twitter for the remarks, telling Zendaya she meant the comments to be about her “chic” bohemian look. On Tuesday, Rancic also apologized on the air during a broadcast of E! News.
“As you know, Fashion Police is a show that pokes fun at celebrities in good spirits, but I do understand that something I said did cross the line. I just want everyone to know I didn’t intend to hurt anybody, but I have learned it is not my intent that matters. It’s the result. The result is that people are offended, including Zendaya. And that is not OK. I want to say to Zendaya and anyone else out there that I have hurt that I am so sincerely sorry. This really has been a learning experience for me.”
Rancic said the experience has taught her to be more aware of “cliches and stereotypes” and the damage they can do. “I am responsible, as we all are, to not perpetuate them further.”
Osbourne has not commented so far on Rancic’s latest apology and has remained silent on Twitter since giving her 24-hour warning for everyone to “make it right”.
Watch Rancic’s full statement below: