03/11/2015 06:09 pm ET Updated Mar 11, 2015

Kathy Griffin Says She Wouldn't Have Told Giuliana Rancic's Zendaya Hair Joke On 'Fashion Police'

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Weeks have passed since Giuliana Rancic made a controversial remark about actress Zendaya's hair during a post-Oscars episode of "Fashion Police."

In that time, Rancic publicly apologized to the former Disney star, co-host Kelly Osbourne quit the show and reports surfaced that the joke was taken out of context in post-production.

Now, Kathy Griffin, who joined the show following the death of Joan Rivers, is finally addressing the issue. In an interview with the Chicago Sun Times’ Splash magazine, the 54-year-old comedian doubts there would have been as much drama had she been the one to joke that Zendaya's dreadlocks made her look as if she smelled "like patchouli oil" or "weed." But, she also wouldn't have said it.

"I wouldn’t have said the joke in the first place. Some dude wrote it for her," Griffin told the magazine.

"Don’t have anyone write you jokes or even suggest jokes for you on 'Fashion Police,'" she said when asked if she had any guidance for Rancic. "You have enough great insider gossip from actually being on the red carpet. That’s what fans want to hear the next day. Just talk and be yourself."

Griffin also addressed Osbourne's recent departure from the show, telling the magazine she's unsure if her former co-host left because of the Zendaya drama or not.

"Jesus, I don’t know! Sometimes she seemed very upset at the merely seven tapings of 'Fashion Police' we did together. I can tell you this: I adore that family. I’ve spent the most time with Sharon. She is the real deal," she said. "Love her! Kelly came to my house a couple of times when Joan was in the hospital and we were consoling each other. I can tell you there was genuine love there."

For more with Griffin, head over to Splash.



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