When Fashion Police co-host Giuiiana Rancic received a lot of backlash from her comment about singer Zendaya’s dreadlocks, saying the girl looked like she” smelled of weed and patchouli oil,” she got on the air and apologized. The apology was sincere and Giulianna looked scared and upset. Through her mea culpa, the tone sounded very sincere as she took full responsibility for her statement, her wide eyed tensed face fear permeated throughout the apology. Being a veteran journalist, she knew very well what her having to apologize meant. She knew that this may be the end of her days at the show and may affect her future on television on general. There was no PR spin that could be done as Guiliana crossed the line. She only realized it after she received a lot of hate and backlash, especially from the stars she has interviewed in he past like Whoppie Goldberg (who called her a bonenhead) and Kerry Washington and countless others .
For someone who had dedicated her life to her career, Giulainna has every reason to be scared and upset. Instead of covering the news she is the news which is a very bad thing for any journalist. Look at what happened to Brian Williams. When he became the news he was off the news. Also what Rancic said was not forgiven by Zendaya who then issued a statement about racism and the expression of hair. Then many others followed suit.
Kelly Osborn, another co- host on the show knew the implications of Giulanna’s comments and didn;t want to be associated by Guilian’s verbal stink, So she immediately said she would quit the show if Giulliana didn’t apologize.
There are some things which can be forgiven and others which cannot be forgiven, especially statements which are perceived to smack of a racial undertone. There is no way that Giullaana can ever freely get on the red carpet again without someone recalling what she said or without someone having a bad taste in their mouth about her. That is very significant as many may not want to talk to her on the air and may shun her and not want to be associated with her her. In essence , her words may affect the number of people who would want to talk to her at any red carpet event. That would affect the quality of any show she hosts.
The whole debacle speaks of something bigger than Giulanna’s comment. It speaks to the issue of having a show who’s main purpose is to cut down what someone wore to and awards presentation.
Without Joan Rivers, the show clearly doesn’t work anymore. The show was created for Joan. who was both a fashion maven, who always dressed to the hilt and a brilliant comedian. The success of the show was because she knew how to combine her spicy jokes and fashion. So the show made sense. Because of Joan’s age, and the network’s demographics, they added younger people to the mix like Kelly Osbourne and Giulianna Rancic and some others. Then when Joan passed, they got Kathy Griffin to take over which made no sense. Kathey, who was not into fashion was now dressed and styled. The show took on more of a mean spirit. As a result, Giulanna let loose with her comment about smells.It is also ironic that Guiliana who has constantly been the news for her uncomfortable looking anorexic thin body, which overshadows any fashion, iis making judgements about how others look in their clothing.
My view is that Giullana needs to leave the show and the show and leave the air for a while . It is clear that it is over since Joan was the show.Giulanna needs to get off the air for a while and reinvent herself, perhaps with a few more pounds added to her frame. Then it will be up to the public to see if she is forgiven by whether they watch any show she hosts as that will determine if they will forgive her and welcome her back.