Melissa Rivers hosted her first episode of Fashion Police Monday, as she took over her late mother, Joan’s seat. All eyes were glued to Melissa, but it was guest panelist Margaret Cho, who took the house down by giving some funny remarks, particularly her comments about Miley Cyrus.
The topic of interest in Fashion Police last Monday was about the sexy and wild styles showcased by the celebrities at the recently held MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, People reported. Aside from Melissa and Cho in the panel, they are also joined by Giuliana Rancic, Brad Goreski and Nene Leakes.
As the other members of the panel were playing it safe with their comments, Cho, on the other hand, leapt to the riskier side and mocked Cyrus’ hairstyle on the red carpet. The actress and comedienne said, “I feel like that hair probably smells like pot and patchouli.” Rancic reportedly looked embarrassed upon hearing Cho’s remark, and even covered her face with a pillow.
Before their show ended, the panelists were asked to share their thoughts as to what they have learned in Monday’s episode. Cho commented, “I learned that, if you’re Asian and trying to be black, it’s racist, but if you’re black and try to be Asian, it’s a compliment. So thank you, Lil Kim!”
Cho’s joke sounded familiar as Fashion Police went under a controversy earlier this year when Rancic said the same thing about Zendaya Coleman’s dreadlocks at the Oscars, ET Online reported. Rancic, who criticized Coleman’s hairstyle, said, “I feel that she smells like patchouli oil…or weed.”
Zendaya got offended with Rancic’s comment, and posted later on Instagram how she felt about Rancic’s remarks about her hair.
“There is already a 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,” Zendaya wrote.
Rancic afterwards explained on her Twitter account that her remark was not about a race but about the “bohemian chic” look. She later on publicly apologized to Zendaya through Twitter and admitted that the incident made her realize that she should be more aware of stereotypes.
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