Giuliana Rancic is feeling the wrath of black Twitter after saying what many are calling racist remarks about 18-year-old singer/actress Zendaya during last night’s Fashion Police Oscar recap on E!.
While critiquing Zendaya’s Oscar red carpet look, Rancic commented on Zendaya’s choice to wear her hair in dreadlocks saying, “I feel like she smells like patchouli oil or maybe weed.”
Zendaya took to Twitter and Instagram with her passionate response to the Fashion Police co-host’s comments.
Black Twitter has swiftly come to the defense of Zandaya, slamming Rancic for her harsh remarks.
— TAMAR BRAXTON (@TamarBraxtonHer) February 24, 2015
when Kylie Jenner got dreads they were "edgy" and "urban". Yet when Zendaya got them, they smell like "weed & oil". THIS IS WHY WE GET MAD.
— momo 🧜🏾♀️💫 (@momodamermaid) February 24, 2015
When Kylie wore Locs you went crazy but when it's Zendaya wearing it gorgeously you dare to say her hair smell like weed? @GiulianaRancic
— miss thang. (@bdaysthot) February 24, 2015
Rancic clarified her remarks in a statement on Twitter, but at this point that might not be enough to put this fire out.
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
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