Giuliana Rancic apologizes to Zendaya and her hair

Hair is a many splendid thing.


WASHINGTON, March 1, 2015 − Fashion Police host Giuliana Rancic’s faux pas at the Oscars has many teased off, including Fashion Police co-host Kelly Osborne and Zendaya. Osborne has since quit the show.

“Something I said last night crossed the line,” Rancic said, after noting that the show “pokes fun at celebrities in good spirit.”

The line crosser? After noting the heaviness of Zendaya’s hairstyle in comparison to her recent pixie cut, she’d continued: “I feel like she smells like patchouli oil or weed. Maybe weed.”

Zendaya shot back, saying,

“There is a fine line between what is funny and disrespectful…To say that an 18-year-old woman with locks must smell of patchouli oil or ‘weed’ is not only a large stereotype but outrageously offensive. I don’t usually feel the need to respond to negative things, but certain remarks cannot go unchecked.”


Giuliana Rancic and Zendaya
Giuliana Rancic and Zendaya

I am so very sorry for the comments that I make
(although some women’s hair cannot be combed except by rake.)
The things I say are pleasantries, not meant to cause dismay
(But if Charlize is truly blonde then I am Tina Fey!)

Please style your hair in any form that pleases you, I beg.
(And take it to the dry cleaners for treatment, my dear Meg.)
Some women wear their hair like it’s a spiky crown of thorns.
(And others tease it high so they can hide their devil horns.)

Sweet Hillary has gotten hers both bobbed and slightly sheared
(Either way it shows off that amazing Clinton beard.)
I love the way Michelle is wearing hers, so distingue.
(A wig could do her wonders if she wore it ev’ry day.)

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