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Kelly Osbourne quits E!’s Fashion Police

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I haven’t really reported on all the bullshit going on over at E! headquarters lately, but no doubt you’ll have read all about it online by now. In case you did miss it, singer/actress Zendaya hit the Oscars red carpet last weekend looking absolutely beautiful in a long white Vivienne Westwood dress. Fashion Police co-host Giuliana Rancic didn’t really care about the dress, however – she cared about Zendaya’s dreadlocks, which she remarked during a live broadcast probably smelled “like patchouli oil or weed”. Yikes.


Obviously that’s racist as hell and absolutely fucking ridiculous, but Giuliana Rancic is lame as hell and seems to be lacking in the brain cell department, so I wasn’t really all that surprised that she would say something like that. She did eventually apologize, and Zendaya very VERY gracefully accepted her apology and posted a very eloquent statement on her Instagram, but the whole thing was a hot mess and Kelly Osbourne wanted to steer clear of the bullshit, partly because she didn’t want to be associated with such blatant and stupid discriminatory comments and also because Zendaya is actually her friend.

Anyhow, in a move that apparently has NOTHING AT ALL TO DO WITH THIS FIASCO, Kelly has quit Fashion Police and is moving on to bigger and better things, apparently.

Here’s the statement from E!:

“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,” E! Entertainment said in a statement Friday. “Fashion Police will return, as scheduled, on Monday, March 30, at 9 p.m. and no decisions have been made on her replacement.”

And from Melissa Rivers, who produces the show (and is of course the daughter of the late Joan Rivers, who Kelly was quite close to:

“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.”

Oh man. Sure, this show is a disaster and things haven’t been the same since Joan passed, as many are pointing out, but something tells me this stunt was the final straw.

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  • How is that a racist comment? You DO know that different races wear dreads and smoke weed…..right? You fucking moron

    • Since you were enough of a “fucking moron” to leave this comment, I won’t bother to school you on the history of dreads and the fact that white people appropriated those, as well… They are African in origin and only became “acceptable” when white people started wearing them, too. But right on – keep spreading your ignorance!

      • It’s racist when I believe that the DNA in a person dooms them. I do not believe that. Anything above and beyond that is Political Correctness, far, far, far more evil than anything Giuliana Rancic could dish out, but what Kelly Osbourne and you do, in, excuse the term, spades.

      • SO, just because ” the ACTUAL BLACK WOMAN in the equation saw it as racism” it MUST be racism right? You are so narrow minded, as every other person here is telling you. Keep spreading your ignorance.

      • No, I see it as racism, as does the actual black woman who found it offensive and who the comments were directed towards. Incidentally, whether I personally found it racist or not, white people don’t get to tell black people what is and isn’t racist – they’ve been on the receiving end of enough of it to know the difference. But hey, you keep spreading YOUR ignorance – it seems to be an increasingly popular brand around the US, given the news especially in the past year or two.

      • Jennifer says:
        March 1, 2015 at 9:20 am
        “white people don’t get to tell black people what is and isn’t racist”

        Wow, that has to be the DUMBEST comment I’ve ever seen.
        FYI there are racist black people too, does the name Rev Jesse Jackson ring a bell? How about Rev Al Sharpton? What were the qualifications to get your job? Sucking off the boss at lunchtime?

  • What she said references a hippy style. Patchouli and weed is in no way racial or ethnic nor did she intend it to be. She was basically saying she had hippy hair. This whole thing is stupid not racist.

    • Jennifer has found a cause celebre’ so please don’t stop her, she’s on a roll. And, she can’t be reasoned out of a view into which she wasn’t reasoned. This is evidenced, in print, here and now, by her utter lack of logic and reason.

  • YOU and everyone else who has done so are the racists for interpreting “smells like weed” as a black thing.

  • They should have cancelled the show when Joan died. Kelly won’t be missed and she has no sense of fashion as anyone could tell just be looking at her.

  • So, Giuliana is being shamed, and her history of denigrating comments is being exposed. And Kelly has quit. Can this trash finally go off the air, now? What made Kelly a fashion expert, anyway? All those years as a Goth?

  • I know this is a gossip site, but there used to be at least some level of professionalism on the part of the authors.

  • Oh my god. This is so much more dramatic than it needs to be.

    Funny thing. When I think of dreads smelling like patchouli and weed, my mind totally jumps to some white kids I know. I really don’t get how the comment was racist. Dreads look stinky on anyone.

    People really need to stop slamming down the race card. It’s old and tired.

    Also, Zendaya hew?

  • Does this mean Kelly can finally change her hair colour from that lavaburple? I heard that was in her contract