It was only days ago that Kelly Osbourne threatened to leave her panelist gig on Fashion Police, the show on which she has appeared since 2010. Now, reportedly after recent disputes with one of her colleagues, the television presenter/fashion designer has officially departed from her E! Network red-carpet role.Osbourne has been with Fashion Police for about five years now, but her recent decision to quit her long-running panelist position on the show didn't exactly come as a surprise. As it turns out, according to Us Weekly issues surrounding her Fashion Police co-panelist Giuliana Rancic are reportedly at the center of her departure. It all began when Rancic commented on Zendaya Coleman, saying she smelled like “patchouli oil” and/or “weed" when the the singer showed up to the 87Academy Awards prominently sporting dreadlocks. Osbourne, a friend of Zendaya, immediately took to Twitter to set the record straight, further threatening to quit over the ordeal.A source from the set of Fashion Police said that the taping of the episode in question took place the day after the Oscars (Feb. 23) and supposedly took multiple takes due to the sensitive nature of the comments. Osbourne told her fellow panelists that they couldn't proceed with the comments due to Zendaya's being a friend to the show but, despite the outspoken Brit's protests, the producers ended up approving the content and subsequently aired the third and final take.
After the show aired Monday night, Zendaya tweeted that Rancic's comments were of a stereotypical nature and “outrageously offensive.” Osbourne wasted no time, immediately jumping in to state her friendship with the Disney star and further state her potential exiting the talk show.
Rancic went on to publicly apologize for her inappropriate comments on Tuesday, of which Zendaya accepted the following day. Soon after, Rancic's friend Billy Bush entered the conversation to say he thought it was wrong for Osbourne to take to Twitter only to throw her co-panelist under the bus. That comment prompted Ozzy Osbourne to tweet the following:
After the dust began to settle, and just when it looked like everything had blown over, Osbourne yesterday dropped the bombshell that she was leaving the show. Was Osbourne looking for a reason to leave the show all along or did this really affect her so deeply that she felt she had no other option but to make her exit? Could the network have wanted her out and this provided a mutual grounds for her to depart? So many tough questions. As far as written statements go, the network had this to say about the split:
In the end, maybe it was the best thing for everyone involved. Osbourne didn't seem happy with the show's dynamic and obviously the show's producers, who decided to air the questionable content against her best wishes, clearly didn't see eye to eye anyways. Best wishes to all involved.
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