Giuliana Rancic ‘Zendaya Hair’ Unedited Transcript Released
The Wrap has released the full transcript of Giuliana Rancic’s scripted joke on Fashion Police where she said Zendaya “smelled of oil and weed” for wearing dreadlocks at the Oscars. It turns out that some parts were edited out during the broadcast which completely threw the joke out of context.
Here’s the full text of Giuliana Rancic’s joke with the bracketed text edited out before broadcast:
I love Zendaya’s style and I love when she has the little hair, she just had it. She has such a tiny frame that this hair to me overwhelms her, it’s really heavy it overwhelms her [and it’s just like too Boho. Zendaya is more high fashion. The hair to me, on her, is making her a little boho] like I feel like she smells like patchouli oil and weed.
The Wrap adds that Rancic was flashing the peace sign when she was saying the edited out lines — basically saying that Zendaya looked like a hippie.
Additionally, co-host Kathy Griffin interrupted Rancic during the joke saying: “Is she going on tour with The Grateful Dead this summer?”
This also did not air during broadcast.
So what does this all mean?
Basically: Giuliana Rancic joked that Zendaya looked like a hippie — which is still offensive — but not as offensive as what came out during the broadcast, where Rancic sounded like a racist.
Rancic has since apologized to Zendaya, who has accepted.
Meanwhile, co-host Kelly Osbourne quit the show in protest.
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