Too soon, Kelly Osbourne. Too soon.
The 30-year-old former Fashion Police co-host caused some ire among her fans on Thursday, when she poked fun at the Rachel Dolezal controversy by donning a curly-haired wig reminiscent of the 37-year-old former NAACP leader. Dolezal, of course, was recently outed by her parents for pretending to be black.
Not surprisingly, some fans didn’t find the joke too funny – especially since Kelly was outspoken about her former Fashion Police co-host Giuliana Rancic’s insensitive remarks about Zendaya’s dreadlocks at this year’s Oscars.
“This is ok … But Giuliana’s comment about Zendaya made u quit Fashion Police … Hmmm,” one user wrote.
“Oh so I get it this is ok to make fun of but not your friends correct?” another reads.
“@kellyosbourne and you say you are against bullying… #hypocrite,” one follower points out.
Dolezal actually broke her silence about the scandal on Tuesday’s Today show, when she revealed that she’s been identifying as a black person since she was five years old. “I was drawing self-portraits with the brown crayon instead of the peach crayon, and black curly hair,” she said. “I do take exception to that, because it’s a little more complex than me identifying as black or answering a question of, are you black or white?”