Giuliana Rancic: Kathy Griffith Says Joke Wouldn't Have Caused Uproar If She Had Said It, But She Wouldn't

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Giuliana Rancic is still dealing with some backlash from her comments about Zendaya's dreadlocks at this year's Oscars.

In a moment of bad judgement, Giuliana Rancic stated that her dreadlocks probably smell like patchouli oil and weed.

Giuliana Rancic apologized profusely, over social media and on-air, and Zendaya has accepted.

However, that didn't stop Kelly Osbourne from leaving the show soon after the controversy.

Co-star Kathy Griffith says she doesn't know if there is a reason beyond Giuliana Rancic's comment for Kelly's departure, but she did notice that she was upset a lot.

"Jesus, I don't know! Sometimes she seemed very upset at the merely seven tapings of Fashion Police we did together."

Now Kathy Griffith, new to Fashion Police this season, is weighing in on the scandal.

She did confirm earlier reports that the joke was written ahead of time by a staff writer, and was not the original thought of Giuliana Rancic.

She also said that the joke that caused Giuliana Rancic such grief wouldn't have been that big of a deal if she had been the one to deliver it, but she never would have said it.

"Probably not. But I wouldn't have said the joke in the first place," she said.

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Kathy said that her advice for Giuliana Rancic would be to just be herself on the show. And not listen to that guy anymore, obviously.

She said, "Don't have anyone write you jokes or even suggest jokes for you on Fashion Police. You have enough great insider gossip from actually being ON the red carpet. That's what fans want to hear the next day. Just talk and be yourself."

What do you think about Kathy Griffith's advice to Giuliana Rancic?

Lacy Langley

Lacy is a writer from Texas. She likes spending time in the home office, homeschooling her kids, playing the didgeridoo, caring for her chickens (Thelma and Louise), Rolos, Christmas, and Labyrinth.