Margaret Cho joked about Miley’s ‘pot and patchouli’ dreadlocks on ‘Fashion Police’

Miley Cyrus

E!’s Fashion Police returned last night after the MTV VMAs, which was hosted by Miley’s pot-smoking declarations and her faux-dreadlock ponytail. Miley wore the dreads in her usual oblivious way, and she was called out for cultural appropriation. Margaret Cho commented on the hairstyle on Fashion Police. Margaret’s just a visitor so far, but maybe they’ll make her a regular. She poked some fun at Giuliana Rancic’s prewritten Zendaya joke after last year’s Oscars. Giuliana apologized profusely at the time, but Margaret couldn’t resist getting a dig in. She said Miley’s custom Versace dress looked “like she got in a fight with duct tape and a chandelier. And the bitch won.” Then this happened:

Leave it to Margaret Cho to make a scene.

All eyes were on Melissa Rivers on Monday’s Fashion Police, as the daughter of the late Joan Rivers took her mother’s seat. But it was guest panelist Cho who made the biggest waves as the E! show returned from a months-long hiatus.

While the other panelists played it fairly safe, Cho delved into riskier territory with a zinger about MTV Video Music Awards host Miley Cyrus’ locks.

“I feel like that hair probably smells like pot and patchouli,” said Cho as host Giuliana Rancic Rancic looked on, appearing a bit sheepish.

In the final moments of Monday’s show, panelists were invited to share thoughts in a “what did we learn?” segment.

[From People]

Giuliana reportedly covered her face after the joke. The episode aired last night, and I can’t find an online clip of this moment. For what it’s worth, the panelists also said Justin Bieber’s hair looked like Kate Gosselin. Is what Margaret said about Miley’s dreadlocks offensive at all? She was mainly making fun of Giuliana, and Miley also appropriated the hairstyle, so this could be a different situation than Giuliana’s previous comments.

Also, the New York Times has the inside scoop on Miley’s new album, which was produced by The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne. Miley told the paper the album was inspired by her late dog, Floyd. Miley said her dog came to her in a vision when she was hospitalized for an antibiotic reaction. Then Floyd’s energy entered Wayne Coyne, allegedly. Oh, Miley!

Oh, and here is Margaret’s Twitter reaction to her dreadlocks comment.

Margaret Cho

Margaret Cho

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  1. Shambles says:

    I thought it was a funny little jab. And in this case Miley’s dreadlocs actually smell like pot and patchouli, so she tells no lies.

    • Rachel says:

      Exactly. Miley would be the first to tell you her dreads smell like pot and patchouli. She was probably orgasmic over that comment.

  2. Pri says:

    I don’t think this is a big deal….?

    Bedhead, want to hear your thoughts on the Danish Girl trailer, released this morning. Am a bit underwhelmed.

    • jinni says:

      The Danish Girl looks like such an uninspired bit of Oscar-bait. I’m sure the words “brave” and” courageous” will be thrown around by the cast in regards to Eddie performance, I’m already rolling my eyes over the thought of it.

  3. Christo says:

    Well, Miley did make MANY pot references that night.

  4. Pandy says:

    She’s a comedian, it was a funny joke. And probably true lol. I was so happy to see FP back! I really liked the addition of Margaret and NeNe. NeNe was fun. Melissa was a bit stiff but she’s trying.

    • FuefinaWG says:

      I’m glad FP is back, as well, and thought Melissa River’s was funny. She always seemed a little dry to me .
      I’m glad Gulianna is no longer the moderator and I love me some Brad. Margaret and NeNe were very funny … especially NeNe and I’m not a fan of hers.
      I would love to drink some wine with this crew.

  5. Jayna says:

    Offensive? Dear God what have we come to.

    • meme says:

      please…everyone is offended at everything these days. no one can take a joke. bunch of whining babies.

    • betsyd says:

      Exactly. The title of every recent post should say, “I’m offended.”

      I decided that I AM OFFENDED that outrageous celebrity antics are consistently overshadowed by political correctness.

      Margaret Cho made a joke; a relevant joke. We – collectively – need to lighten up.

  6. Nicolette says:

    In a few days it will be a year since Joan passed away. I know Melissa is trying to carry that torch and make FP what it was but it’s not. I tuned in out of curiosity and could only watch about 5 minutes, it just wasn’t funny or even close to being the show I used to love to watch. Didn’t stay around long enough to see the “what have we learned” segment. Sounds like something a teacher would ask at the end of the day in kindergarten.

    • Ysohawt1 says:

      I just no longer find any interest in watching FP without Joan. It has no appeal for me to give up an hour or half hour to watch the current panel of people at the helm.

  7. Gina says:

    “Over half of surviving Ancient Greek kouros sculptures from ca. 615-485 BC wear dreadlocks”

    ohh, what a shame. again so much noise over nothing

  8. Esteph says:

    I don’t think that it was offensive at all. Both situations are different – you have a white girl, who some are saying is promoting cultural appropriation with the dreads, and a black female who was wearing dreads.

    Apples and oranges

  9. Reeely?? says:

    Miley doesn’t have cultural ties to dreads, but a maniacal need to connect with the marijuana scene that is comedic. The joke was on GR and was pure “burying of the hatchet”; they Need Margaret Cho!

  10. mia girl says:

    I love Wayne Coyne from the Flamming Lips. He’s hyper-creative. Wonder why he’s hanging with Miley.

  11. Ginger says:

    I wouldn’t expect any less from Margaret Cho. She’s pretty funny and likes to push boundaries with her comedy. I’m sure that’s why E hired her in the first place. As for dreads being a “cultural appropriation” I’ve known plenty of hippie dippy types (like Miley) in my nearly five decades of life with dreads. I met Perry Farrell of Janes Addiction in the 80’s when he had dreads to his waist. The only offense I’ve ever heard of is when people don’t take proper care of said dreadlocks.

  12. See…If Ghoul had made this joke originally about a sad white girl locking it up it would have been fine because it’s really about the cultural appropriation that she applied that to a young woman of colour was her down fall.

    It’s nice of Margaret Cho to show Ghoulia how to make a joke at the appropriate time with the appropriate subject. She should consider that a charity right off.

  13. Leena says:

    I don’t get the whole cultural appropriation as offensive thing. In fashion, designers are constantly borrowing from looks around the world with fabrics, cuts etc. isn’t imitation the sincerest form of flattery as they say?

  14. Amy Tennant says:

    Whatever. I keep trying to post something and it doesn’t post. I can’t bear to type it out again because it was very difficult, but I’ll sum up. This is ok for many reasons, but I will always despise Cho.

  15. Zee says:

    For a girl who made many gleeful references to pot throughout the VMA’s, it’s a funny and spot-on comment.

    As for Miley’s new album, you can hear The Flaming Lips’ influence immediately, except it’s mixed with beats from Mike Will Made It. It’s not good. But that’s also not my kind of music, so maybe others will like it?

  16. MB says:

    Don’t you know, if its a jab at a white girl its just a joke.