The Prefect Response: Zendaya Coleman


We were all in shock when Giuliana Rancic made a very judgmental and stereotypical statement regarding 18-year old Zendaya Coleman dreadlocks, which she chose to rock at the 2015 Oscars. Rancic, with a smile and laugh stated:  “I feel like she smells like patchouli oil and weed.” This was of course hilarious to Rancic and her co-host, but to those people who wear dreads in their head, Zendaya included, it was quite the contrary.


Zendaya’s response was perfect, she didn’t state names nor did she throw shade at anyone, but she did get her point out. Zendaya even changed her cover photo on twitter to a collage of several people rocking their dreads. Zendaya has gotten support from many celebrities, including Shonda Rhimes who calls Zendaya her “hero.” Rancic later made an apology which can be seen below, but it’s obvious this apology isn’t sincere and it’s scripted.

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