Giuliana Rancic got herself into quite a pot of hot water this week over her comments on Zendaya‘s locs at the Oscars during a broadcast of E!’s Fashion Police. After pissing off the Internet, sort of apologizing and then coming back to make a formal apology, more details are trickling out about patchouli- and weed-gate.
A source tells Us Weekly that Kelly Osbourne warned Giuliana about her comments while they were taping the show. “They did the Zendaya segment three times,” the source claims. “Three different takes. On the first two takes, Kelly said ‘Guys, we can’t say this. Zendaya is a friend of the show.'” In hindsight, we bet Giuliana wishes she’d heeded Kelly’s advice.
“Giuliana said the words ‘patchouli oil’ and ‘weed’ three times,” the insider said. E!, on the other hand, claims this simply isn’t true. “There was only one take of Giuliana’s comments. Kelly did let the group know Zendaya is a friend of hers.”
While we’re not sure about the rest of America, Zendaya has forgiven Giuliana for her words. “Giuliana, I appreciate your apology and I’m glad it was a learning experience for you and for the network,” she wrote in a statement posted to Instagram yesterday. “From a quote we all know by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ‘Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.’ Let’s be that light and spread that love.”
[via Us Weekly]