Giuliana Rancic Blames 'Editing' for Fashion Police Flub, Hints at Departure

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Fashion Police co-host Giuliana Rancic appeared on the Today show Monday to play the blame game explain away her involvement in the E! panel show’s recent scandal surrounding Disney Channel actress Zendaya.

Despite already apologizing on air for offending Zendaya — her comments about the K.C. Undercover star’s appearance on the Oscars red carpet contained potentially racist undertones — Rancic felt there was still more to say.

“I made a reference to the hippie culture,” she explained. “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.”

She continued, “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.'”

As for whether or not Rancic will appear on the show when it returns in September — Kelly Osbourne and Kathy Griffin have already made very public exits — she simply said, “We’ll see.”

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