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In a recent podcast episode, Kelly Osbourne candidly discussed her time as a cohost on Fashion Police with Giuliana Rancic. Kelly expressed raw feelings towards Rancic, stating that she doesn’t feel the need to acknowledge her. Kelly’s brother Jack clarified that in 2015, Rancic made a controversial and racist comment about Zendaya’s hair, for which Kelly was mistakenly blamed. Rancic issued an apology for her offensive comments, but the confusion surrounding the incident led to Kelly’s departure from the show.

Zendaya responded to Rancic’s comments at the time, highlighting the existing criticism of African-American hair in society and the importance of not judging others based on their appearance. Despite the negative experience with Rancic, Kelly emphasized that her time on Fashion Police wasn’t all bad. She spoke fondly of Joan Rivers, who served as a maternal figure and mentor to her, and Melissa Rivers, Joan’s daughter who joined the show after her mother’s passing. Kelly expressed regret over the impact the controversy had on Melissa, who was still grieving the loss of her mother.

Kelly also reflected on the impact of Joan Rivers’ absence, stating that losing her as a mentor was a significant loss for her. She praised Joan for believing in her and supporting her, and she expressed gratitude for the guidance she received from the iconic star. Melissa Rivers’ involvement in the show after her mother’s death was also a source of sadness for Kelly, as she felt guilt over the turmoil that Melissa went through during that time. Despite the tense environment behind the scenes, Kelly expressed a desire to do more for Melissa and make amends for the difficulties she faced.

The controversy surrounding Rancic’s comments and Kelly’s departure from Fashion Police ultimately led to the show’s cancellation in 2017. Kelly and Jack both expressed support for Zendaya’s response to the situation and commended her for speaking out against ignorant and harmful comments. Kelly’s reflections on her time on Fashion Police highlight the complexities of her relationships with her cohosts and the impact of the controversy on her own career. The incident serves as a reminder of the importance of speaking out against racism and prejudice in the entertainment industry.

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