Kelly Osbourne threatened to leave Fashion Police after Giuliana Rancic made seemingly racist comments about pop star Zendaya’s hair on the Oscars red carpet.
The fashion commentator casually said of Zendaya‘s dreadlocks “I feel like she smells like patchouli oil… or maybe weed.”
After criticism came crashing in from every corner, including from her co-host, Kelly Osbourne, Rancic apologized.
But, it seems like her apology was too little, too late for Kelly Osbourne.
The purple haired fashion expert has left Fashion Police.
We were warned.
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!
— Kelly Osbourne (@KellyOsbourne) February 24, 2015
Kelly Osbourne celebrated Rancic’s apology, but since she left anyway, could there be other reasons for her departure?
It takes a strong women to apologize & makes a forgiving women even stronger! #ThisTooShallPass
— Kelly Osbourne (@KellyOsbourne) February 26, 2015
This pretty much says all about Kelly Osbourne’s departure:
That’s sort of ironic, at this point, right?
Sources told TMZ that there has been tension since the first episode the cast taped without Joan Rivers.
They say Kelly Osbourne was unhappy with the way the show was being produced. Producers then indicated that they had had it “up to here” with Kelly Osboune.
Despite all the controversy surrounding Kelly Osbourne’s exit, her colleague, Melissa Rivers, had nothing but love for her. She said, “Kelly Osbourne is a friend and has been a wonderful part of the Fashion Police family. I will miss her terribly and wish her the very best in all of her future endeavors. As my mother always said, the show must go on and I plan to continue in the same spirit.”
The fashion network that runs the show had equally nice things to say. E! released a statement saying, “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.”
What do you think of Kelly Osbourne leaving Fashion Police? Do you think it was due to the Zendaya incident or do you think it was a long time coming?