Monday, April 6, 2015

Giuliana Rancic Blames Editing For 'Fashion Police' Kerfuffle

This morning, Giuliana Rancic appeared on the Today to talk about her new book and her weight (she doesn't have or has she ever had an eating disorder), but no one is here for that. The E! News host and Fashion Police co-host, who was forced to apologize after some people became incensed and offended after a joke she told about Zendaya Coleman's faux locs on the show's Oscar show round-up. She said: "I feel like she smells like patchouli oil ... or weed." That comment broke the Internet. While many found the remark racist, Giuliana insists the real problem was a result of editing. "You know, I made a reference to the hippie culture," she told Samantha Guthrie. "I talked about patchouli oil, which is a hippie perfume. And in the editing process, some of the gestures I made, some of the things I said were taken out for time. I made peace signs, I said 'bohemian' twice — those were taken out for time. So when the joke aired, some people were offended by it." She added, nothing seems odd during filming. "There were about 40 people in the studio audience, but in addition, there were about 40 people — executives, cast members, hair and makeup — [there]. Not one person said anything. It wasn't a live show; it was taped. We had several hours to fix it. The editors, the producers, no one saw anything wrong because when they heard the joke, it was truly a joke about the hippie culture." After the kerfuffle, she apologized Zendaya and the actress accepted. Since that kerfuffle, both Kelly Osbourne and Kathy Griffin left or were fired.

Later, Giuliana sat down with Hoda and Kathy Lee where she said the show had issues from the beginning.

"Fashion Police" is expected to return in the fall, but will Giuliana will have a seat at the table? "We'll see," she said with a nod.
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