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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.
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!— Kelly Osbourne (@KellyOsbourne) February 24, 2015
@BillyBush stop acting like a bitch. Act like a man. Lay off Kelly or we'll be going to hospital to get my foot out of your ass. God Bless.— Ozzy Osbourne (@OzzyOsbourne) February 27, 2015
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:
Kelly Osbourne is departing E!'s Fashion Police to pursue other opportunities, and we would like to thank her for her many contributions to the series over the past five years, during which time the show became a hit with viewers. Fashion Police will return as scheduled on Monday, March 30, at 9 p.m., and no decisions have been made on her replacement.
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.