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After catching flake for her horrible Twitter apology, Fashion Police host, Giuliana Rancic, issued Zendaya Coleman another apology on-air. Rancic, who stated that Coleman’s dreadlocks looked like they smelled like patchouli oil and weed, came under attack after making the comments. And even received a well thought out ‘read’ from Coleman.

Rancic stated at the close of the show:

I’d really like to address something that is weighing very heavy on my heart. I want to apologize for a comment that I made on last night’s Fashion Police about Zendaya’s hair. Now, as you know, Fashion Police is a show that pokes fun at celebrities in good spirit, but I do understand that something I said last night did cross the line. I just want everyone to know, I didn’t intend to hurt anybody, but I’ve learned it is not my intent that matters — it’s the result, and the result is that people are offended, including Zendaya, and that is not OK. Therefore, I want to say to Zendaya, and anyone else out there that I have hurt, that I am so, so sincerely sorry. This really has been a learning experience for me — I’ve learned a lot today — and this incident has taught me to be a lot more aware of cliches and stereotypes, how much damage they can do. And that I am responsible, as we all are, to not perpetuate them further. Thank you for listening.

Well bravo for having your PR person craft a better apology.

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  • Anonin

    I don’t know why fashion police even exist in the first place, even the panel couldn’t dress.

  • amused0472

    Whatever. She looks like an emaciated horse. Maybe if she ate something, she wouldn’t say such horrible things.

    • Love.tweet.joi

      Hungry people (or horses rather) are moody LOL.

  • Mary Burrell

    They are always sorry when they get called out on their idiocy

  • K.C.

    Stick figure ET says sorry. Yes, I know, childish but she deserves it. Grown woman attacking a teenager. Ewww.

  • This situation is learning experience. More people are learning that racism and microaggressions must be confronted and opposed. We don’t live in a post racial world. Rancic had no choice, but to apologize on air, because she is fighting for her job literally. The overall point is that people in the media should act professionally and offensive racial stereotypes should have never been used against Zendaya. There is nothing wrong with critiquing fashion in a progressive or light hearted way. There is a problem with an offensive, stereotypical demonization of a young woman of color. We have to continue to do what is right and follow the Golden Rule (as this sacrosanct principle is found in numerous spiritual and moral traditions).

    • Michelle

      I hope teenage/pre-teen, Black fans of Zendaya will use this situation as a source of courage for sticking up for themselves.
      Sticking up for themselves despite hearing waves of “No, it’s just a joke”… Which was what I was hearing from a lot of Rancic defenders. It was also what I heard, when I was fourteen, after a “friend” hurt my feelings by stating that my natural hair reminded her of a dog’s pubic hair.

    • I agree with you Sister. There is strength in numbers. One of the easiest ways to deal with this issue is to stand up not only for ourselves, but for us to stand up for others. When we do that, you do feel a spirit of calm and you do feel God’s Holy Spirit inspiring you. That is why when you do what is right out of a sense justification with sincerity, you can feel good about it. It just feels good to do good. Teenagers go through many changes. The words from Zendaya can certainly inspire teenagers that they are not alone. People go through injustice and prejudice, yet as human beings we do have the opportunity to make things right. In this generation, more and more people are tired of hate and oppression. I constantly hear stories of others who were disrespected decades ago and they still feel the pain. We have emphatize with the human condition and establish solutions (which is about bringing awareness about this issue and send the truth that human dignity should be advanced and justice is indivisible). The beauty of natural hair is not only real, but natural hair is diverse.

    • Anthony

      I am so sick of hearing say hateful things, only to try to have it both ways by saying it’s a joke! Zendaya did a great public service by shaming Rancic.

    • Michelle

      Honey, I know. For five years of my life, I attended a school where I was one (out of 23 students) that was a “minority”. I was a victim of micro-aggressions constantly. I am just happy that Zendaya had people to defend her.