Osbourne shared a cryptic tweet about “liars” on Monday, the same day her former Fashion Police cohost Rancic took to the Today show to “tell the truth” about the controversy that reportedly prompted Osbourne to leave the show.
Liars ALWAYS get caught!
— Kelly! (@KellyOsbourne) April 6, 2015
In February, Rancic made a now-infamous comment about Zendaya’s dreadlocks, joking about the young star, “I feel like she smells like patchouli oil… or weed!”
The comment immediately garnered backlash on social media — from celebrities and from Zendaya herself, who said the joke was racist. Osbourne reportedly warned Rancic during the show’s taping not to use the joke, but Rancic went ahead with it anyway. Osbourne announced she would be leaving her post on the show soon after.
“The tweet is definitely about Giuliana,” a source told Us Weekly about Osbourne’s online message. “They’re totally feuding.”
On Today, Rancic blamed the comment on editing, saying, “I thought the joke was not edited in the proper way. That’s just something I have to live with. It’s very important for me to get out there and tell the real story.”
Rancic also told host, Savannah Guthrie, that she understood “why people took offense,” but “I think it’s time to just tell the truth. I find racism reprehensible. I don’t tolerate it at all. Nor have I ever.”
Another source confirmed to Us Weekly that Osbourne took issue with Rancic’s comments.
“Kelly cannot understand why Giuliana keeps talking about editing when there was a whole audience and crew who heard and saw otherwise!” the second source said. “Kelly thinks Giuliana should have just been truthful, apologized, and moved on.”
And Rancic has confirmed that she hasn’t spoken to Osbourne or Kathy Griffin, who also abruptly left Fashion Police, since their respective exits.
“I haven’t [been in touch] with them at all,” Rancic said. “I can’t speak for them, what they meant by those comments. Nothing good can come from trying to speak for them.”