We’re going to put this response on replay. Zendaya calls out Fashion Police host Giuliana Rancic after making some distasteful comments on her dreadlocks. While critiquing Zendaya’s outfit worn to the 87th Academy Awards ceremony, Rancic made the statement, “I feel like she smells smells like patchouli oil…or maybe weed.” Honey, that did not sit well in the teen star’s book, because she read her. She read her in the most elegant of ways.

Zendaya, who got the dreadlocks inspiration from Lisa Bonet – The Cosby’s – calls the the banter, “outrageously offensive” and lists down a number of successful individuals who wear the fashionable hair fashion, and do not smell like weed. “Do you know what Ave DuVernay (director of the Oscar nominated film Selma), Terry McMillan (author) … as well as many other men, women and children of all races have in common? Locs.” She then goes on to advise the Rancic to listen to India Arie’s “I Am Not My Hair“.

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There is a fine line between what is funny and disrespectful. Someone said something about my hair at the Oscars that left me in awe. Not because I was relishing in rave outfits reviews, but because I was hit with ignorant slurs and pure disrespect. To say that an 18 year old young woman with locs must smell of patchouli oil or “weed” is not only a large stereotype but outrageously offensive. I don’t usually feel the need to respond to negative things but certain remarks cannot go unchecked.

Giuliana has since tweeted out an apology. “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!!!” Bohemian chic would have been the words to use the day of the critic. The stereotype still stands. Heck, if she wanted to comment on something, it’s the pixie cut that I was not feeling – don’t hate me. The dreads is step up. I love them.

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