Kelly Osbourne: I Did Not Make the Zendaya “Weed Comment,” I Might Quit Fashion Police

Kelly Osbourne
Kelly Osbourne defended herself on Twitter after the controversial Fashion Police Oscars episode.  Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Chopard

Kelly Osbourne wants the record set straight, or she walks! The outspoken Brit, 30, took to Twitter on Tuesday, Feb. 24, to clarify her role in the Fashion Police’s Oscars episode. The E! group’s critique of singer Zendaya has been widely viewed as racially insensitive with co-host Giuliana Rancic criticizing her thick dreadlocks, saying, “I feel like she smells like pachouli oil.” 

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After the group laughed, E! cut away to an image of the former Disney star, 18, as another voice was heard saying, “Or weed!” 

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Though many claimed Osbourne was behind that comment, she tweeted about the incident soon after the episode aired. 

Zendaya attends the 87th Annual Academy Awards
Zendaya attends the 87th Annual Academy Awards. Jason Merritt/Getty Images

“I WILL NOT BE DRAGED INTO THIS! The situation is being rectified like ADULTS by both parties. I hope you can leave it to them & do the same!” she wrote. “you guys do realize that @Zendaya is my friend right?”

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As Rancic made headlines for her comments and subsequent apology, Osbourne once again tweeted, this time seemingly threatening to leave the show. 

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“Im giving everyone involved 24 hours to make it right or the world will hear how I really feel. contactually Im not allowed to speak!” she tweeted. “I DID NOT MAKE THE WEED COMENT. I DO NOT CONDONE RACISM SO AS A RSULT OF THIS IM SEREIOULSY QUESTIONONIG STAYING ON THE SHOW!”

Following the comments made on the show, Zendaya took to social media to defend herself in a lengthy note. 

A photo posted by Zendaya (@zendaya) on Feb 23, 2015 at 8:20pm PST

“To say that an 18 year old young woman with locs must smell of patchouli oil or ‘weed’ is not only a large stereotype but outrageously offensive,” she wrote before listing a series of impressive stars who rocked similar looks. 

Soon after, Rancic tweeted a public apology, writing, “Dear @Zendaya, I’m sorry I offended you and others. I was referring to a bohemian chic look. Had NOTHING to do with race and NEVER would!!!”

A source tells Us Weekly, “Kelly is really upset about this. She really is friends with Zendaya. They both were Material Girl spokesmodels. She already has reached out to her to make sure she was clear that she had nothing to do with it. She doesn’t condone Giuliana’s dumb comment.”

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