E!’s Fashion Police is a culturally relevant and enlightening show where D-list white chicks and a gay guy attempt to eviscerate women with better careers by simply panning a camera up and down their bodies and questioning their wardrobe choices even though Giuliana Rancic looks like she has a number tattooed on her wrist. So when Zendaya appeared on the 2015 Oscar’s red carpet in a Vivienne Westwood gown and dreadlocks to celebrate her culture, it got a little confusing for the white people. Take it away Rancic:
“I feel that she smells like patchouli oil… or weed. Yeah, maybe weed.”
Oh, I know! Such a harmless joke! Why can’t people who have been constantly stereotyped because of their hair and endure the negative connotations because they choose to wear their hair naturally?! People need to lighten up! Or not. Take it away, Zendaya.
“There is a fine line between what is funny and disrespectful,” she wrote. “Someone said something about my hair at the Oscars that left me in awe. Not because I was relishing in rave outfit reviews, but because I was hit with ignorant slurs and pure disrespect. To say that an 18-year-old young woman with locs must smell of patchouli oil or ‘weed’ is not only a stereotype, but outrageously offensive.” (read full rant here)
Rancic could have replaced all the words in this video with, “oh god plz don’t fire me” and it would have meant the same thing, but if she really wants to smell weed on somebody with dreadlocks, I’d like to invite her to come to Decatur. I can introduce her to all the trust fund white kids who are discovering themselves while talking a lot about organic coffee and dolphin massacres.