When women fight, it is always better to stay clear… especially when it is their hair which is called into question.
The first clash after the Oscar trends and fashion show started on Monday during an episode of the ‘Fashion Police’ show which focusses on commenting on celebrity fashion.
Bringing fuel at the first post-Oscar episode of the American TV series was panelist Guiliana Rancic’s comments about Zendaya’s hair during the red carpet at the 87th annual Academy Awards.
Actress Zendaya (photo: Reuters)
If you’re a woman, just stop and take a moment to think about your reaction to someone who publicly mocks your hair. Well, it may be similar to Zendaya’s but your best friend will probably fire back and take your side as Kelly Osbourne did.
What triggered the storm during Monday’s show was Rancic’s “ignorant” and “disrespectful” comment about actress Zendaya’s dreadlocks which, according to the panelist, “smelt like patchouli oil or weed”.
Giuliana Rancic (photo: Reuters)
Wow! So what’s next? Co-panelist of the E! show Osbourne immediately questioned her involvement in the ‘Fashion Police’ and threatened to leave the programme. “I’m giving everyone involved 24 hours to make it right or the world will hear how I really feel…” she tweeted. And added:
I DID NOT MAKE THE WEED COMENT. I DO NOT CONDONE RACISM SO AS A RSULT OF THIS IM SEREIOULSY QUESTIONONIG STAYING ON THE SHOW!
— Kelly Osbourne (@KellyOsbourne) February 24, 2015
Insulted Zendaya naturally stepped into the rant, taking to Twitter to stand up for herself and describe Rancic’s comments as “offensive” and “ignorant slurs”.
“To say that an 18-year-old young woman with locs must smell of patchouli oil or ‘weed’ is not only a large stereotype but outrageously offensive”, the actress wrote.
Of course, Rancic couldn’t do anything but apologise for her comments on the show, explaining on Twitter: “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”.
Though Zendaya’s hair caused quite a stir, so, too, did Osbourne’s ultimatum which has been, apparently, respected.