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28/02/2015 06:02 GMT | Updated 28/02/2015 06:59 GMT

Kelly Osbourne Quits 'Fashion Police' Following Giuliana Rancic And Zendaya's Racism Row, After Five Years On The Show

Kelly Osbourne has left her job presenting at 'Fashion Police' following the show's recent racism controversy, it has been confirmed.

Earlier this week, co-presenter Giuliana Rancic sparked a backlash over comments she made about Zendaya's hairstyle at the Oscars, which she chose to wear in dreadlocks for the occasion.

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Kelly Osbourne

Giuliana joked: "I feel like she smells like patchouli oil. Or weed. Yeah, maybe weed."

Zendaya admitted at the time that she'd felt Giuliana's comments were "outrageously offensive" and "ignorant", writing on social media: "There is already harsh criticism of African American hair in society, without the help of ignorant people who choose to judge others based on the curl of their hair.

“My wearing my hair in locs on an Oscar red carpet was to showcase them in a positive light, to remind people of colour that our hair is good enough.”

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Zendaya

While Kelly originally distanced herself from the controversy, she later admitted on Twitter that she was considering her future on the show over the racism row that had ensued.

It's now been announced by the E! network that Kelly has stepped down from her role as a co-presenter on the show, with a spokesperson confirming: "Kelly Osbourne is departing E!'s Fashion Police to pursue other opportunities, ad we would like to thank her for her many contributions to the series over the past five years, during which time the show became a hit with viewers."

Kelly has been offering her views on the week's best and worst celebrity fashion on the show since its inception in 2010.

Since making her comments, Giuliana has since issued an apology to Zendaya, which she publicly accepted.

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