It has been reported that presenter criticized 18 year old actress Zendaya Coleman for having her long hair in dreadlocks, saying on Fashion Police that,“I feel like she smells like patchouli oil and weed.”
Fashion Police, originally hosted by the late Joan Rivers has been on TV since September 2010 on the E Entertainment channel. Now her side kick Giuliana, who is well known for criticizing actresses outfits went a bit too far. She later apologized for insulting the young star, and wrote on Twitter. “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!!!” Kelly Osbourne is reportedly unhappy with this situation and does not want to get involved as she is friends with both women.
Millions of people took to Twitter, complaining that it was not funny and most agreed she looked great. The beautiful actress looked stunning on the red carpet at the Oscars, wearing a Vivienne Westwood silk, off the shoulder white dress that complimented her perfect figure. However, this was overshadowed by the fact she sports dreadlocks. Zendaya replied with an open letter on Twitter saying how disappointed she was and how we should listen to Neo soul Singer Indie Arie ‘I am not my hair’, which argues the case that people should not be discriminated on the basis of their hair.
This is not the first time the Fashion Police series has commented on celebrities wearing natural Afro hairstyles. Superstar Beyonce's sister Solange said on Twitter they referred to her hair as "looking like a dog".
Zendaya's hairstyle was inspired by actress Lisa Bonet, known as the beautiful Lisa Huxtable in the 80's comedy Series "The Cosby Show". There is a striking resemblance between both actresses. She is a multi-talented woman who started her career as a model. Her acting debut was in "Frenemies", a Disney Movie. Since then she has become a singer and was on "Dancing With the Stars". Currently, she stars in the critically acclaimed "K.C Undercover", which is an American TV series made for the Disney Channel.
It has been reported that Zendaya has accepted Giuliana's apology and both ladies want to now put this behind them.