“I wouldn’t have said the joke”: Sharon Stone’s Archenemy Kathy Griffin Claimed She Would’ve Never Cracked Controversial Zendaya Joke Despite Her Past History

“I wouldn’t have said the joke”: Sharon Stone’s Archenemy Kathy Griffin Claimed She Would’ve Never Cracked Controversial Zendaya Joke Despite Her Past History
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In Hollywood, controversy is never far away from celebrities, the main reason is to make a statement as they are exposed to the limelight. The entertainment industry often stirs up controversy, sometimes knowingly, sometimes unknowingly. One such instance is the offending joke made by Kathy Griffin’s co-host Giuliana Rancic on Zendaya’s dreadlocks at the 2015 Academy Awards.

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Kathy Griffin
Kathy Griffin

Even though Giuliana Rancic made a public apology for her joke on Zendaya, one would think that it was the end of the controversy. However, Kathy Griffin’s comments on her co-host’s joke brought immense backlash as she decided to not support Rancic on the unintentionally offending comment on the actress’ hairstyle. 

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Kathy Griffin Left Giuliana Rancic In The Open After Immense Backlash

During the 2015 Academy Awards ceremony, Zendaya was wearing a white dress with a dreadlocks hairstyle. Needless to say, she was looking drop-dead gorgeous. However, Giuliana Rancic commented how the Euphoria actress’ hair smelled like “patchouli oil … or weed.” 

Zendaya at the 2015 Academy Awards
Zendaya at the 2015 Academy Awards

Rancic’s comments brought immense backlash on her as Zendaya criticized the Fashion Police host for her ignorant slurs on her Instagram. The post received immense support from other celebrities such as Kerry Washington, Viola Davis, Chloe Moretz, and Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

In the lengthy post the actress stated how she was judged on typical stereotypes which are “outrageously offensive,” and none of the African American celebrities sporting a deadlock “smell like weed.”

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Giuliana Rancic
Giuliana Rancic

While Giuliana Rancic was heavily criticized for her joke, Kathy Griffin was asked by Chicago Sun-Times’ Splash magazine, if people would have reacted the same way to her joke. She answered, “Probably not,” adding, “But I wouldn’t have said the joke in the first place. Some dude wrote it for her.”

Kathy Griffin gave a piece of advice to Rancic to not let anyone write her jokes on the Fashion Police, and that she should stick to what she does best.

“Don’t have anyone write you jokes or even suggest jokes for you on Fashion Police. 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.”

While Kathy Griffin gave great advice to the Fashion Police host to avoid stirring up unwanted controversies in Hollywood. As she had beef with Sharon Stone surrounding the infamous photograph from 2017.

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Kathy Griffin’s Beef With Sharon Stone

In 2017, the comedian found herself in deep trouble and the center of controversy after doing a Halloween photo shoot featuring a Donald Trump Mask. Griffin posed with the Trump head covered in what looked like ketchup, the picture was immediately flagged on social media and became a topic of criticism among the politicians. She received countless death threats, and so did her family. 

Sharon Stone
Sharon Stone

Even though she was one of the most successful comedians of this generation, she could not escape the cancel culture, as the shoot made her lose all her work, including CNN’s New Year’s Eve special. And she was heavily criticized for her actions by Sharon Stone, telling her to “leave the country.” As a result, the acclaimed comedian made fun of Sharon Stone in her shows, resulting in a beef with the actress.

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Source: Chicago Sun-Times’ Splash magazine

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Tushar Auddy, Content Writer. He has been in the entertainment industry for 3 years and is always on the lookout for a captivating story. He is a student of Linguistics and is currently pursuing his Master's degree in the same field. He has a passion for literature that runs deep and loves nothing more than getting lost in a novel for hours on end. When he isn't reading, you'll find him capturing the beauty of language.