Giuliana Rancic has issued a public apology to actress and singer, Zendaya Coleman and fans after she remarked on her Oscars Red Carpet look, which included not only a stylish gown, but also long dreadlocks.
According to an earlier report by the Inquisitr, Giuliana Rancic commented on Zendaya’s dreadlocks while talking about the actress and singer’s look for the 2015 Oscars Red Carpet during the post Oscars episode of E!’s Fashion Police. “I feel like she smells like patchouli oil. Or weed. Maybe weed?” said Rancic.
While Fashion Police does indeed poke fun at celebrities for all of their fashion choices, Giuliana Rancic’s specific comments regarding Zendaya’s dreadlocks sent many, including the singer, into an uproar.
Disgusted with the remarks made by @GiulianaRancic
— Diamond (@_PinkDIAMONDs) February 24, 2015
@billboard it was offensive and she should be reprimanded.
— Leia’s Momma (@ShopGirl1597) February 25, 2015
Zendaya even took to social media to express her feelings on Giuliana Rancic’s remarks.
According to another report by the Inquisitr, even fellow Fashion Police host Kelly Osbourne was upset by her co-hosts comments. She even took to twitter to express her feelings, especially when rumors began spreading that she was the one that made the weed comment about Zendaya.
I DID NOT MAKE THE WEED COMENT. I DO NOT CONDONE RACISM SO AS A RSULT OF THIS IM SEREIOULSY QUESTIONONIG STAYING ON THE SHOW! — Kelly Osbourne (@KellyOsbourne) February 24, 2015
As a result of all the controversy surrounding Giuliana’s comment, the E! star made a very public apology to Zendaya and fans according to US Weekly. In her televised apology, which can be seen above, Giuliana Rancic stated that she wanted to apologize about her comment regarding Zendaya’s hair.
“I didn’t intend to hurt anybody, but I’ve learned it’s not my intent that matters, it’s the result.”
According to People, Giuliana went on to say that this entire experience has been a learning experience for her.
“This incident has taught me to be a lot more aware of clichés and stereotypes, how much damage they can do – and that I am responsible, as we all are, to not perpetuate them further.”
In a more direct message to Zendaya, Giuliana took to twitter to apologize and attempt to explain what her true intention was.
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
Despite her apologies, the public still seems to be steamed over Giuliana Rancic’s statement about Zendaya’s dreadlocks. Do you believe Rancic was being racist? Share your opinions in the comments below!
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