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.
Giuliana Rancic apologized for comments about Zendaya's hair. Why her jokes hurt: http://t.co/d9672yajit pic.twitter.com/ngatZFRGWsAfter 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.
— Mashable (@mashable) February 25, 2015
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.
Giuliana made the patchouli oil comment, and then KATHY GRIFFIN said "or weed" and Giuliana agreed, and @KellyOsbourne looked uncomfortable. — Sariyongchy (@SariRainMJ) February 25, 2015
#guilianarancic and #kathygriffin both need to be fired from E! Especially Guiliana cause this ain't the first time she's done I this — Hobi's Ms. Right (@AquariusSeoul) February 24, 2015
Looking back at it Kathy Griffin said "or weed" after Giuliana's patchouli oil comment about Zendaya and now she's keeping her mouth shut — Geralda Joseph (@GeraldaLJ) February 25, 2015
@TMZ I want to know why Kathy Griffin gets a pass in this whole thing, she was the first one to say the weed comment!! — Deborah Gaughran (@MyNextLifeDebi) February 25, 2015The 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.
"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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