Giuliana Rancic took another opportunity to apologize to Zendaya for the disrespectful comment she made about the actress’ Oscar night hair.
Zendaya looked stunning on the red carpet of the Oscars on Sunday as she topped off her elegant gown with a mane of freshly spun dreadlocks. It was elegant, natural look that gave women of color so much life to see.
Not everyone thought it was red carpet-appropriate as Kelly Osbourne joked that Zendaya probably reeked of Patchouli oil, but what really took the cake was when Giuliana cracked that the dreads probably smelled like “weed.” The “Fashion Police” cast got a chuckle out of the comments, but no one else was laughing.
If Giuliana didn’t already know how incredibly wrong her comments were, Black Twitter lit her up for the awful joke. Kerry Washington, Niecy Nash, Chloe Grac Moretz, Khloe Kardashian and even director “Selma” director Ava Duvernay took a moment to show their support for Zendaya.
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The fashion critic issued an apology on social media after Zendaya posted an eloquent rebuttal, insisting that her dig was misinterpreted.
However, Giulana knew that a simple apology on Twitter would not suffice, so she aimed to make amends as she delivered a statement on-air during “Fashion Police” tonight.
“I just want everyone to know that I didn’t intend to hurt anybody, but I learned it’s not my intent that matters. It’s the result. And the result is people are offended,” Giuliana stated. “Therefore, I want to say to Zendaya, and anyone else out there that I hurt, that I’m so sincerely sorry. This really has been a learning experience for me.”
She continued, “I learned a lot today and this incident has taught me to be a lot more aware of cliches and stereotypes, and how much damage they can do. And that I am responsible, as we all are, to not perpetuate them further.”