In case you haven’t been keeping up with this Fashion Police mess, the living E! exclamation point named Giuliana Rancic made a joke on Fashion Police about how Zendaya must smell like patchouli oil and weed because she has dreads. A shit storm courtesy of Twitter came at her and Zendaya eventually wrote a response saying that she was offended by Giuliana’s joke. Giuliana apologized on Twitter and said that wasn’t being racist. She was just commenting on Zendaya’s “bohemian chic” look. (Side note: I’m still laughing at that “bohemian chic” bullshit. The next time someone complains about me smelling like weed. I’m going to tell them it’s “bohemian chic, honey. Get with it.”)
Kelly Osbourne also decided to jump in and she went off in a Kanye-approved ALL-CAPS rant on her Twatter where she said that she’s Zendaya’s friend, she doesn’t co-sign racism and she’s “SEREIOULSY QUESTIONONIG” staying on Fashion Police. I’m not sure it’s smart to threaten to walk from a job that doesn’t need you, especially when there’s a Kartrashian waiting in the wings to replace you.
After all that, the publicists at E! finally put together a statement and made Ghouliana read it in front of a camera:
“I’d really like to address something that is weighing very heavy on my heart. I want to apologize for a comment I made on last night’s Fashion Police on Zendaya’s hair. As you know, Fashion Police is a show that pokes fun at celebrities in good spirit, but I do understand that something I said last night did cross the line. I just want everyone to know that I didn’t intend to hurt anybody, but I’ve learned it is not my intent that matters, it is the result. And the result is that people are offended including Zendaya and that is not okay. Therefore, I want to say to Zendaya, and anyone else out there I have hurt, that I am so sincerely sorry. This has been a learning experience for me. I’ve learned a lot today. This incident has taught me to be a lot more aware of cliches and stereotypes. How much damage they can do. I am responsible, as we all are, to not perpetuate them further.”
You know, if you look past Ghouliana and squint, you can almost see a tiny patch of frosted blond hair bouncing up and down over those bushes. It’s obviously Ryan Seacrest doing a victory jig and cackling over Ghouliana and Fashion Police’s demise. I knew that shifty little leprechaun was behind this!