Kelly Osbourne abruptly left her comfortable job as co-host of Fashion Police amid the controversy of remarks made by Giuliana Rancic about Zendaya Coleman. Kelly implied Rancic’s comments, including that Zendaya’s dreadlocks made her look like she smelled like “patchouli oil” and “weed,” were racist. Eventually, Osbourne decided to leave the program, which is currently scouting for her replacement.
According to Kelly’s mom, Sharon Osbourne, co-host of The Talk, it was just her daughter’s time to leave. Kelly had been on Fashion Police for five years. Osbourne told Mario Lopez on Extra that 30-year-old Kelly has bigger things to accomplish.
“I stand by her. You know, she had an amazing five years on the show, and she learned so much from Joan [Rivers]. It was just her time. She’s got to grow up, move into the big world.”
Kelly told viewers of The Talk that she indeed wants to progress in her career now that her Fashion Police tenure has come to an end. She was gracious about what she has gained from her time on the show.
“It was the five best working years of my life. I am so grateful for the experience. I can’t even. Working with Joan Rivers for five years was incredible. I learned so much. I’m excited for my future now. I want to try new things.”
Rivers died in September, 2014 following complications from a medical procedure. Her passing left a hole in the Fashion Police team, which eventually replaced her with Kathy Griffin. Brad Goreski also joined the program this year, replacing George Kotsiopoulos.
“Don’t follow your dreams… Chase them!” https://t.co/XPcB2P95i1
— Kelly Osbourne (@KellyOsbourne) March 11, 2015
Kelly Osbourne, in addition to her red carpet duties for E! and her hosting gigs, is a fashion designer. She seemed hard at work on this endeavor this week.
— Kelly Osbourne (@KellyOsbourne) March 12, 2015
The collection’s official website expresses a desire to make fashion accessible to people of all body shapes and sizes.
“[E]very woman deserves the right to feel beautiful, that’s why every single item we sell is from size 0 to 24. In essence I want to level the playing field but yet not compromise on style, price, quality and most importantly esthetics.”
Kathy Griffin told the Chicago Sun-Times Splash that the infamous joke was not of Rancic’s conception. Apparently, it was written for her.
[Kelly and Sharon Osbourne image courtesy of Getty]