I Am Not My Hair: Zendaya Crafts Thoughtful Response To Giuliana Rancic’s Dreadlock Dig

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#OscarsSoWhite, an 18-year-old black girl gets slammed for rocking locs.

When Zendaya Coleman walked down the Oscars red carpet rocking faux-locs on Sunday night, many praised her for wearing the non-conventional hairdo to an award show that revered mostly white people.

Tons of fans supported her look, with the exception of E! News and Fashion Police co-host, Giuliana Rancic. On Monday’s episode of the popular show, the 40-year-old anchor claimed that the locs “overwhelmed” the former Disney star and that “she probably smells like patchouli oil … or weed.”

Unamused by the “joke,” Zendaya graciously took to Instagram to give her two cents on why Giuliana’s comments were “disrespectful,” stating:

After much backlash from viewers, Giuliana issued an apology on Twitter:

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