February 25, 2015
Kathy Griffin Slammed By 'Fashion Police' Fans For 'Weed' Comment

Is Kathy Griffin to blame for the controversial comments made by Giuliana Rancic about Zendaya?

The Fashion Police host apparently was the first person that mentioned weed as Zendaya's hairstyle was being discussed Monday night.

Rancic was the first one to express how she felt like Zendaya Coleman smelled "like patchouli oil." However, according to Radar Online, it was an off-camera remark made by Kathy Griffin that introduced weed into the conversation.

After Rancic made her first comment, Griffin chimed in by saying "or weed" off-camera. By saying "maybe weed," based on the flow of the conversation, Rancic was essentially agreeing with what Kathy Griffin said first.

Even though Giuliana Rancic is the one apologizing publicly for her comments, quite a few fans and critics have targeted Kathy Griffin on Twitter -- blaming her for not speaking up about the part that she played in this controversy.

The conversation alone seemed to leave a bad taste in a lot of mouths -- including the mouths of celebrities.

As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Kelly Osbourne stated that she would quit working on Fashion Police if Giuliana Rancic did not make things right with Zendaya for her comments.

Osbourne expressed her honest feelings about the controversial comment and its aftermath in a Twitter rant on Tuesday.

"I did not make the weed comment. I do not condone racism so as a [result] of this I'm [seriously] questioning staying on the show... I'm giving everyone involved 24 hours to make it right or the world will hear how I really feel. [Contractually] I'm not allowed to speak... You guys do realize that Zendaya is my friend, right?"
Osbourne also mentioned in a tweet that the situation was being rectified by both parties "like adults" and that she refused to be dragged into it.

Perhaps the fact that Kathy's off-camera remark did not register with viewers (and even the show's co-hosts) had something to do with her not being targeted initially. Kathy Griffin might need to write her own statement apologizing to the public as well. What do you think?

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