*Tension is reportedly building at “Fashion Police” in the wake of Giuliana Rancic’s controversial remark about Zendaya Coleman’s dreadlocks.
According to Radar Online, her co-stars want her off the show for good.
“The entire cast of Fashion Police is done with Giuliana and they are hoping that she will be not only kicked off the show, but also off of the network,” an E! insider tells Radar.
Rancic’s career has been in limbo lately, as her skinny frame has caused concern with fans, who have said that they will boycott watching if she continues to get air time. And her feud with Maria Menounos has ruffled feathers too. But this could be the last straw.
“The network does not condone racism in any way, shape or form and they know that their reputation is now at stake,” the source adds.
As previously reported, Rancic dissed Coleman’s locs, saying “I feel like she smells like patchouli oil … or maybe weed.”
Coleman responded with a long Facebook post, saying that “there is a fine line between what is funny and disrespectful.” Rancic tweeted an apology Monday night: “Dear @Zendaya, I’m sorry I offended you and others. I was referring to a bohemian chic look. Had NOTHING to do with race and NEVER would!!!”
But no one was satisfied with that. Also, her co-star Kelly Osbourne was dragged into it, with Twitter calling her racist as well. She responded in all caps Tuesday afternoon to say she disagreed with Giuliana’s remarks, and that she is considering leaving the show over the conflict.
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
Im giving everyone involved 24 hours to make it right or the world will hear how I really feel. contactually Im not allowed to speak! — Kelly Osbourne (@KellyOsbourne) February 24, 2015
Osbourne, who also reminded everyone she’s friends with Zendaya, is just the tip of the iceberg in this drama, according to the insider.
“The staff at E! is comprised of many different races and everyone is pi**ed off,” the source says. “Giuliana cannot take her words back, regardless of what she tweets or how many times and ways she says she is sorry.”
A rep for E! tells Radar, “This is absolutely untrue. Giuliana is fully supported by the network and Fashion Police.”