Sharon Osbourne has weighed in on daughter Kelly quitting Fashion Police following the Zendaya race row.
Taking to Twitter on Friday, Sharon wrote: ‘I am so proud of you. You can never be bought. You always wear your heart on your sleeve. #ProudToBeYourMum.’
However, according to a report in Radar show insiders have revealed that Kelly was pushed to make her decision to leave.
A network insider told the publication: ‘We are told she was given the option to quit or be fired.’ While another source added: ‘In reality, she was let go. Producers had had enough.’
Furor erupted when Kelly threatened to leave the show, after an episode aired showing Giuliana Rancic describe Zendaya Coleman’s hair as smelling like ‘patchouli oil’ or ‘weed’.
However, many questioned why Kelly didn’t say anything during the taping of the show. Only when the episode had aired and a major backlash against Giuliana and E! began did Kelly say she wanted no part of it.
A source adds to Radar: “The network stands behind Giuliana and are furious that Kelly bashed her and the show. They feel she threw Giuliana under the bus when she really needed her support.’
There are now rumours that Khloe Kardashian and NeNe Leakes are poised to replace Kelly on the show.