The panel on E!’s Fashion Police are known for dishing out some pretty harsh criticism when it comes to judging celebrities’ threads. But on Monday night (Feb. 23), co-host Giuliana Rancic stroked her “I’ma throw some shade brush” a little too hard when she said actress/singer Zendaya Coleman‘s faux locs at this year’s Academy Awards made her think Z smelled like “patchouli oil and weed.” (I’m not sure what “patchouli” is, but whatever the case, it sure sounds like something Giuliana looks like:
Sorry, back to the story.
Of course, every barbershop, hair salon, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter feed has been on FIRE about the remarks, and Zendaya herself even issued a response in the form of an open letter that she posted on Instagram. Since then, a slew of Black celebs chimed in to show their support.
Here’s a look at what some of our sistas had to say:
And of course, leave it up to lil’ Laila Ali Solange “One Hitter Quitter” Knowles to bring some sass to this mix:
Don’t let Solo catch Giuliana on an elevator.
On second thought, she might not have to take it there…
Zendaya’s poignant and classy response to the ig’nant-ness (yes, I did just make up that ignorant ass word) did not go unnoticed by her stereotype-slinging perpetrator. Last night, Ms. Rancic released a video apologizing to Z and everyone else who was offended by her 1955-ish hair comments (aka pretty much the entire Black race).
Check what Giuliana said to say below.
Hmm. Do you all think that was sincere?