Kelly Osbourne Quits 'Fashion Police' in Wake of 'Racist' Hair Comment Scandal

Kelly OsbourneOh yikes, Kelly Osbourne has quit Fashion Police, according to TMZ. The gossip site says that multiple sources associated with the show confirm that Kelly and the producers hadn't been seeing eye to eye for awhile and so she bailed -- right on the heels of the Zendaya hair comment scandal.


In recent days, Kelly has made it abundantly clear that she wasn't happy with Giuliana Rancic's joke that singer/actress Zendaya, who sported long dreadlocks at the Oscars, looked like she smelled like "patchouli oil" and "weed." For awhile, Kelly was even being accused of being the one who yelled "Or weed!" off-camera, something she vehemently denied on Twitter.

She then said that she was ready to quit the show unless it was cleared up that she had nothing to do with the comments.

But insiders tell TMZ that the whole patchouli oil scandal was just the tipping point, that Kelly had been unhappy with the direction the show was going ever since Kathy Griffin took over for Joan Rivers.

Does this mean that Kelly's beef is really with Kathy and not Giuliana? Rumor has it the two got into a blowup when Kathy first started.

Kathy is certainly acerbic -- but so was Joan. Perhaps it's what happens off-stage that makes the difference. Joan was known to be unapologetically feisty on camera, but a sweet aunty type off camera. And Kelly was known to have loved her.

Perhaps Kathy just isn't the same. Maybe Kelly had just had enough. It can't be easy being on a show where your job is to make fun of people you might like in real life.

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Still, it's a shame to quit so soon, changes often take awhile to get accustomed to. Perhaps Kelly is just over the whole gig and feels like she has better things she could be doing. What, we don't know yet. But I suspect it will have nothing to do with patchouli oil.

Will you miss Kelly?

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