Kelly Osbourne Catches Heat After Dressing Up Like Rachel Dolezal

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Social media peeps have been going in on former NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal since her parents outed her as a white woman pretending to be black (take one look at #askrachel and you'll see what we mean).

But, when Kelly Osbourne got in on the joke Thursday, not everyone thought it was funny. "#CallMeRachel #MyCasualLook," she captioned a selfie, which showed her wearing a Rachel-style curly wig.

Mainly, some of her followers were heated because they felt like Kelly was insensitive and/or making fun of Rachel's hair after she blasted Giuliana Rancic for dissing Zendaya's dreadlocks on Fashion Police.

"I wonder how your girl @zendaya feels about this? Don't you remember jumping off the sinking ship of Fashion Police due to a comment about black women's hair?," one user commented on Instagram. "What a hypocritical way of expressing your humor maybe you don't remember someone else trying to be funny on Fashion Police ...very upsetting coming from you Kelly..," someone else wrote.
There were others who did find humor in Kelly's post though, with one follower writing, "LMAO chill. Spot on tho," and another writing, "I dont know why people would think this ISNT funny, because it is and its not deeper than that."

For what it's worth, Rachel's latest hairstyle does look like the one in Kelly's pic, but it is not her real hair (she admitted to this) and – again - Rachel is not actually black. This is just the latest time Kelly commented on the Rachel Dolezal scandal, though. In a separate post, she put up a split shot of the civil rights activist and wrote, "This has utterly shocked me!!! It's a #WholeNewLevelOfWrong."

Meanwhile, after Rachel said she identifies as "transracial," people all over Twitter started putting up posts like this:

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