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Kelly O: I refuse to perpetuate evil

Published 09/04/2015

Kelly Osbourne
Kelly Osbourne

Kelly Osbourne has spoken out about the “drama” surrounding her departure from Fashion Police.

The 30-year-old TV personality left her post on the E! talk show after former co-host Giuliana Rancic made a racially insensitive comment about Zendaya’s dreadlocked hair at the Oscars, noting the hairdo smelled of “patchouli oil” or “weed”.

Kelly has remained largely silent after officially exiting the programme over a month ago, but she has now chosen to speak out on the controversy.

“[I’m not] going to sit there and perpetuate evilness. There's been so much drama surrounded by what went on at Fashion Police that I have chosen to keep quiet about,” she told People magazine. “I will [continue to keep quiet] because I don't think it will do anyone service, but I will say this: Giuliana is not often wrong. She really isn't, but it's been really, really heartbreaking to see her behaviour that has transpired when she did get caught being wrong. That's what broke my heart.”

Kelly’s new comments come on the heels of a tweet she posted on Twitter Monday April 6, which reads: “Liars ALWAYS get caught!”

Many speculated the post referred to her former co-panelist, as Giuliana appeared on the Today show the same day. In her interview with reporter Savannah Guthrie this week, Giuliana said she felt it was “time to just tell the truth," claiming she finds “racism reprehensible” and intolerable.

Kathy Griffin also left the show shortly after Kelly decided to quit. And although Fashion Police is still embroiled in controversy over Giuliana’s comments, Kelly wants to bury the hatchet.

"Do we really need to be wasting … time talking about three b***hes not getting along, or so you think? It's so small in the grand scheme of things," Kelly noted. "I want to make a difference in people's lives. I want to make people feel good, and I want to have fun. I just feel very lucky that I've been given so many opportunities."

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