While she is no longer on the show to do commentary, she has finally shared her side of the story, which she blames on the show’s editing.
She said in an interview with the Today Show:
“I made a reference to the hippie culture. I talked about patchouli oil, which is a hippie perfume. And in the editing process, some of the gestures I made, some of the things I said were taken out for time. I made peace signs, I said ‘bohemian’ twice — those were taken out for time. So when the joke aired, some people were offended by it.”
“I thought that the joke was not edited in the proper way, and that’s just something I have to live with,” she continued. “It’s very important for me to just get out there and tell the real story, and I knew I would have my moment. But those darn headlines were so crazy for so long that I thought, ‘Let everything calm down, and then I can come out and tell the real story.’”
As far as coming back on the show, Giuliana told the hosts, “we’ll see.”
How do you feel about Giuliana’s side of the story?