Actress Zendaya Coleman stunned at the Oscars on Sunday, walking the red carpet in a white, floor-length gown and faux locs. Coleman unmistakably made her mark in the increasing trend of actresses rocking natural do’s on the red carpet and it was embraced with open arms by everyone except… E!‘s Fashion Police co-host Giuilana Rancic. According to the Fashion Police Oscars special Monday night co-host, Coleman “smells like patchouli oils.…and weed.”
I promise, you can’t make this stuff up.
While Rancic and her other co-hosts laughed it off, social media and online publications went into an uproar over the distastefully ignorant comment, and Giuilana got a well-deserved e‑dragging.
Here are some of the top responses via Twitter:
what I don’t understand is that Kylie jenners locs were considered stylish and edgy but when zendaya does it she smells like weed how rude
— juliet „ (@skeletonarry) February 24, 2015
— Alex Jordan (@ItsAlexJordan) February 24, 2015
Coleman herself released a well articulated, thoughtful, and educational response to Rancic’s rude commentary via social media:
Image courtesy of NecoleBitchie.com In true foot-in-mouth form, Rancic has backpeddled and offered a cookie-cutter apology via Twitter (that suggests she hadn’t even read Zendaya’s response):
Dear @Zendaya, I’m sorry I offended you and others. I was referring to a bohemian chic look. Had NOTHING to do with race and NEVER would!!!
— Giuliana Rancic (@GiulianaRancic) February 24, 2015
Yet another case of racism guised as good-natured rib tickling commentary.
What do you think about Giuliana Rancic’s comments on Zendaya Coleman’s hair?