TORONTO — Kelly Osbourne got mixed reactions on social media this week when she posted a photo of herself as Rachel Dolezal, the woman exposed for pretending to be black.
An Instagram post on Thursday showing Osbourne wearing a curly wig is captioned with: “#CallMeRachel” and “MyCasualLook.”
The post got more than 26,000 “likes” in its first 24 hours online but was also slammed by some as racist.
Osbourne, 30, was also accused of being a hypocrite after her public criticism of Fashion Police host Giuliana Rancic over a comment she made about Zendaya’s dreadlocks.
A user with the account name gillgalli commented: “So making fun of others is only okay when you do it? Hypocrite.”
Molly Sigerich wrote: “You are a hypocrite. Practice what you preach.”
Many people said they didn’t understand how the photo is racist and commended Osbourne for poking fun at Dolezal.
“Hilarious!!! Love you,” wrote Marisa Guzman.
“I think it’s funny,” commented user djflex585.
Kathi Guerinot opined: “This is hysterical!”