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Giuliana Rancic stopped by The Today Show while promoting her new memoir, “Going Off Script.” She talked about that super controversial comment she made about Zendaya’s dread on the red carpet.”It’s something I want to be really clear about … because I’ve never really spoken about it.”
She added, “You know, I made a reference to the hippie culture. I talked about patchouli oil, which is a hippie perfume. And in the editing process, some of the gestures I made, some of the things I said were taken out for time. I made peace signs, I said ‘bohemian’ twice — those were taken out for time. So when the joke aired, some people were offended by it.”
Giuliana says no way to racism. “I find racism reprehensible. I don’t tolerate it at all. Nor have I ever. I think that’s really important for me to get that out there, because that’s been the hardest part of all of this — that someone could believe that I actually … would have racial undertones in the things that I do. Absolutely not.”
But she does add she sees now why people took offense to the joke. “I see why people took offense. I thought that the joke was not edited in the proper way, and that’s just something I have to live with. It’s very important for me to just get out there and tell the real story, and I knew I would have my moment. But those darn headlines were so crazy for so long that I thought, ‘Let everything calm down, and then I can come out and tell the real story.'”
When asked if she will return to Fashion Police she said…”We’ll see,” which doesn’t sound too promising!