Zendaya takes down Fashion Police haters when it comes to her hair


Let's start off by making one thing clear: We were (and are) obsessed with Zendaya's Oscars look. Her dress and make up were completely on point, but, best of all, she absolutely rocked the dreads. Z's been mixing her hair up a lot lately for events (she rocked a faux pixie cut at the Grammys a couple of weeks ago, looking fab as ever), but the locs were a new look for her and one we totally adored. The look was both elegant and fierce and, basically, the perfect 'do. 

Unfortunately, though, not everyone was stanning Z's hair as hard as we were. In fact, some were downright hating on it. On E!'s Fashion Police, Giuliana Rancic gave a harsh reviewcomm of the look, saying, "I feel like she smells like patchouli oil... or maybe weed." Giuliana also added, "This hair to me overwhelms her... This look isn't working." While the statements about whether or not the dreads look good may be appropriate on a show about judging people's fashion choices, the comment about how Z smells is 100% not okay and offensive. 

Zendaya didn't take the critique lying down, though, and fired back at Giuliana via a statement posted to her Instagram. Highlights included name-dropping a bunch of highly-educated and respected individuals who rock locs (including Selma director Ava DuVernay and Harvard- and Yale-educated historian Dr. Heather Andrea Williams) and speaking out against all-too-common criticisms of African-American hair. "My wearing my hair in locs on an Oscar red carpet was to showcase them in a positive light, to remind people of color that our hair is good enough," Zendaya said. 

Once Giuliana Rancic realized how offensive her comments were, she quickly apologized to Z on Twitter, saying, "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!!!" 

UPDATE 2/25:

Last night, Giuliana issued a further apology on her show.

What do you think about Giuliana Rancic's apology? Was it enough? Are you glad Z stood up for herself? Share your thoughts below.  


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by Chelsea Duff | 2/1/2016
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