Giuliana Rancic is Receiving Death ThreatsIt all started a long time ago with the death of the queen of Fashion Police then the 2015 Academy Awards when Zendaya showed up with dreadlocks that Giuliana Rancic thought were hysterical. Everyone called Rancic a racist and then co-hosts Kelly Osbourne and Kathy Griffith quit the show. E! decided to put Fashion Police on a major hiatus and Rancic continued to struggle with her weight loss that the media decided to blame on the stress of the show. Rancic has finally started speaking out about the entire debacle and has revealed the shocking news that she is receiving death threats.
“I read her statement and I was shocked,” Rancic said about the Zendaya incident for the first time in an interview with People. “I made [the joke] as a reference to the hippie culture. It was a bohemian-chic reference, not about race, nor would it ever be. It was horrifying to have my name in a headline with words I have never been associated with in my life.”
“On set, I made peace signs and I said boho twice…If I thought this joke could be interpreted another way, I never would have done it. I felt horrible.” Rancic also said that at the time of taping no one voiced their concerns about the comment, claiming that the joke was written by the writers.
“There were about 50 sets of eyeballs on set that day,” she said. “And not one person thought that it had the undertones that it ended up having once it aired because they heard it in context.” And once Zendaya’s statement went viral, Rancic began getting death threats. “People were sending me pictures of the barrel of a gun saying, ‘I’m going to kill your family.’ It was awful,” Rancic said.
Giuliana told People that she is eager to get through the entire situation. Here’s hoping.