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Giuliana “insults” Zendaya’s Locs | Angry Fans go Wild on Social Media…Zendaya responds Gracefully



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It seems like everyone is feuding these days. From Amber Rose vs Kanye West to Wizkid vs Skales…Let there be love?

The 2015 Oscars had its fair share of buzzworthy fashion moments. Starlet Zendaya Coleman rocked a faux locs at the Oscars (See BN’s #NaturalGlam beauty post).

During the annual E! Fashion Police Oscars episode, Giuliana Rancic angered viewers and fans when she described Zendaya’s locs as making her look like she “smells like patchouli oil … or maybe weed.

Immediately, fans responded in anger. With tweets directed against Giuliana. Many felt her comments were racially insensitive. A few hours later, Zendaya posted this eloquent message on instagram. In her note, she detailed why she was inspired to rock locs at the Oscars.

Zendaya Responds Giuliana has now apologised via this tweet

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Christopher Polk


  1. Me

    February 24, 2015 at 6:55 am

    That presenter was so silly

    • Zaniqua

      August 19, 2015 at 6:59 pm

      Dont anyone you dare yo girl is in the form oh my goodness gracious and the rest of the year before that!!! Trip!!! Stop!!!

  2. A-nony

    February 24, 2015 at 6:59 am

    Boo-hoo! What a lame apology Giuliana. I saw Zendaya’s hair yesterday and i said to myself ‘My next hair style’.
    By the way, does anyone knows a good extension i can use for this Marley Locs in Lagos, and perhaps, refer me to a good stylist/salon?

    • Aibee

      February 24, 2015 at 8:48 am

      Hi, you can use Noble Gold kinky extensions (N1200 in Balogun Market, N1500 in neighbourhood markets, N2000 in salons). You can also use Royal Silk Supreme Kinky extensions (price range around the Noble extension price range). Depending on what area of Lagos you live in, lots of salons can make it.. If you are into pricey hair, check out Bruno’s place at Ikeja City Mall, KLS Naturals in Dolphin Estate (owned by Kemi Lewis on IG); O’Naturals in Ogudu. The cheaper alternative? Ikeja Underbridge or download a YouTube video of the style and show your regular hairdresser. She probably already knows the style but calls i a different name.

    • Adaeze Writes

      February 24, 2015 at 10:00 am

      Thanks for this Aibee. Please how many extensions do I need if I want to make this locs?

    • Que

      February 24, 2015 at 12:21 pm

      @Adaeze depending on the thickness of ur natural hair…I used six packs, in two colours (3of each) and it was slightly heavy, had to take bout 15 strands out to get more comfy with it…

      As for Giuliana she should check her eating disorders b4 forming an opinion on anyone’s hair! Alakori! Zendaya did very well to school her childish-adult-nonexistent-ass!

    • cathyhenderson

      February 25, 2015 at 10:28 pm

      stupid this not abt. buying ur s hit hair

    • Nsthase

      February 24, 2015 at 9:05 am

      I did my locs with Soft N Silky, synthetic afro twos braid and they came out looking good. Ibelieve Zeldana used a different type of hair.

    • Beeeee

      February 24, 2015 at 10:22 am

      Girlllllll, that’s my next style too…..or you can go to……..they are N1.500 per pack…..i was hearing N2,500 per pack so i jumped on this one when i saw it….Urban Beauty Afro Kinky Braids ..good luck

    • A-nony

      February 24, 2015 at 11:37 am

      Thanks Ladies! Much Appreciated.

    • lara

      February 24, 2015 at 12:43 pm

      try tunmise natural salon on Ahlaji masha road, surulere/08039139342

    • Zaniqua

      August 19, 2015 at 6:59 pm

      Try my weave

  3. ATL's finest

    February 24, 2015 at 7:01 am

    Chaii Mrs. Rancic u fall my hand but I applaud for apologizing right away. @ Ms. Cole was an amazing reply???? Jeez all that from a 18yrs old youth?, Bravo my dear & I Loved ur look for the Oscars..”Shake it off daryln” and accept the apology xo

    • ATL's finest

      February 24, 2015 at 7:02 am

      * You*

    • Nico

      March 28, 2015 at 12:58 am

      Isn’t zendayas mom white?

    • Zaniqua

      August 19, 2015 at 7:02 pm

      If she’s not black she’s white. If she is black then she’s not white.

  4. chys

    February 24, 2015 at 7:03 am

    See this giuliana that looks like a bag of bones insulting this beautiful hair.. She should just chill before people tear her up and convert her to skeleton at once.. Mtchewww!!

  5. Khaleesi

    February 24, 2015 at 7:32 am

    Lil Miss Coleman really did her RESEARCH on who wears locs. Very mature reply for her age… Thereof making Giuliana look like the 18 year old. #LoveZendaya

  6. Eliza

    February 24, 2015 at 7:32 am

    A well-written response from Zendaya. Goes to show that not everything needs to be addressed in a rude manner. As for Giuliana, she’s clearly not educated on black culture; including our hair. It’s best that she had kept quiet instead of saying anything at all. What she said was pure ignorance, absolutely! Not defending her in this case, BUT I see what she’s saying about the bohemian chic look or whatever (just going to give a better understanding of it). When these silly uneducated white people have taken what’s from our culture (locs in this case) because it looks “cool”, and have tried to flip it and make it their own (“the bohemian chic look”), they do often smell of weed and patchouli oil (annoying!) white people often feel the need to take, take, take what’s ours and try to make it seem like what’s theirs, completely being disrespectful to our culture and heritage. And then bring it to the limelight and it’ll be the “new fashion trend”, I’ve seen this happen far too many times with cainrows, and now it’s happening with the locs, completely depriving the hairstyle of its roots. Back to the statement made by Giuliana, she is European-American, they don’t know a damn thing about anything when it comes to black people, so whenever they see, in this case “locs”, she only knows what she sees (“the bohemian chic look”). Her comment was all the way insensitive to black people and it would’ve been best if she hadn’t said anything at all. I’m glad Zendaya let her know that it’s more than just a “hairstyle” that we carry on our heads.

    • bruno

      February 24, 2015 at 9:09 am

      what the hell. black people own this black people own that. black people own rap music so iggy azalea shouldn’t rap because she’s white. black people own corn rows, no white person should do it. etc

      pls stop with all this foolishness.
      white people own so many things that black people are doing today, do u see white people complaining.

      the language u speak is a white man’s language, the religion you are part of, is it not a white man’s religion. I can go on and on. pls stop this black people own this black people own that. It’s petty

    • Eliza

      February 24, 2015 at 10:10 am

      Bless your heart, you actually cannot read. Did I say black people owned locs or cainrows? Nope. But I mentioned culture/heritage and roots.

      And another thing, of course white people won’t complain. Because they can’t. Have you not realised that when something happens in the white community, black people will still come to their defence anyways. When Mike Brown got killed, Iggy Azalea who loves to rap like a black person, and be doing so much from black culture. She didn’t say a damn word. You want to be doing what black people do: hair wise/music wise etc. But when shit goes down in the black community, you hide your face. Ain’t nobody saying she cannot rap, do your thing Iggy! But don’t be rapping like a black person, with an accent and all – when you’re really from Australia and the two accents don’t even correlate. Psh. I can do this all day, I know my stuff, you should too hun before you come leaving such comments!

    • nanatua

      February 24, 2015 at 11:10 am

      For your information, we speak English because they made us speak, it. Don’t forget how English became the language it is today, mainly through imperialism. We do have the right to feel upset if, people make a mockery out of our culture and then benefitting from it.

    • mmmmm

      February 24, 2015 at 11:11 am

      Bruno, get a life. Controversial! well, na your brand sha.

    • caleb

      February 24, 2015 at 10:11 pm

      Christianity is not a white mans religion. The ignorance of a smartie pants on this post! Christianity didnt come from white people. It came from God. White people was only recipients of this religion threw past generations. Rap music was originated by the black culture. Christianity is originated from Hebrews. Which were darkskinned slaves freed by moses. White people use and abused the religion to maintain slave captivity and keep themselves guiltless

    • Yemisi

      February 24, 2015 at 10:31 pm

      btw Christianity isn’t a white man’s religion. there are no white people in the BIble.

    • Nico

      March 28, 2015 at 12:59 am

      Zendayas mother is white, did you know that?

  7. Mpoita

    February 24, 2015 at 8:09 am

    Forgive her Zendaya…. she doesnt eat so not enough oxygen gets into her brain!!!

    • Jayspeaks

      February 24, 2015 at 11:41 am

      lollllll………………………………bad ass comment


    February 24, 2015 at 8:25 am

    Love d Response so mature!

  9. LILO

    February 24, 2015 at 8:51 am

    Eh yah…when an – old lady has effrontery to diss a young girl in locs, it almost reassures me guiliana has some deeper issues and only a matter of time before her imminent meltdown

  10. bruno

    February 24, 2015 at 8:54 am

    i am torn in between. what guillana said was insentitive but this is fashion police. this is comedy. fashion police jokes are always terribly offensive but its comedy nothing should be taken seriously. there’s no political correctness in comedy.

    joan rivers would have said worst. guilliana said that joke in a comedy setting for laughs.

    they insult all sorts of people on fashion police. its a comedy show.

    • oj

      February 24, 2015 at 9:05 am

      as zendaya said, there’s a fine line between what is funny and what is disrespectful….

    • Nahum

      February 24, 2015 at 9:28 am

      Bruno I understand where you are coming from, but we all know that black hair is a very sensitive issue among the black race. Hell, we see the drama on BN btw our naturalistas and our weaved-up sistas. I think Giuliana should have stayed out of it. Black folks are still trying to figure our isht out, the last thing we need is a White (although well meaning) sister weighing in on our identity crises.

    • ATL's finest

      February 24, 2015 at 10:26 am

      @ Bruno there’s a saying that goes like this ” Never touch a black girls hair without her permission” let alone talk about it.. Thanks to my American friends #lessonlearned#10yrs ago. Guillana is half Italian & half sth else so she doesn’t go through what we go through with our hair. I personally don’t care. However, U don’t pick on a pretty child’s hair & she’s old enough to be her Momma period.

    • Nico

      March 28, 2015 at 1:01 am

      Zendaya is half white!!

    • mogbo moya

      February 24, 2015 at 12:51 pm

      Insulting your shoes or red carpet dress is different from saying her locks smell like Marijuana, that is in every wat stereotypical. So she has to fix 200k human hair just to feel among?

      I just lost my respect for that rancic girl

  11. Call Me Gorgeous..

    February 24, 2015 at 9:04 am

    Articulated and brilliant response Zendaya…*applause*

    As for Mrs Rancic, you have been my all time favorite presenter…don’t make me change my mind sweetie..are we okay?! hugs!
    P.S. eat a burger…trust me, its does not taste like weed!! 🙂

  12. Enn!

    February 24, 2015 at 9:11 am

    choi!… Guliana fall my hand sha,that was a really careless & silly comment esp now that we are in a race sensitive age…Zendaya’s reply was really mature, I admire that.

  13. Amber

    February 24, 2015 at 9:16 am

    I wont sit here and down one woman for another, that’s not the correct response. Zendaya’s response was the correct way to handle the situation. Juliana response to say sorry however again was just another ignorant response just say sorry and personally call Z and say sorry. We all have our opinions, however, the only way we are going to gain respect is by being respect otherwise it comes across as a rant and we all know most people are looking for and argument so they can say black people are ignorant and cry racism or injustice over everything. She Zendaya’s stated her feelings in a non threatening way, and I’m so happy she did. We all can learn from that….including myself

    • Rose

      February 24, 2015 at 10:00 am

      Gentle correction in love. Her name is Giuliana.

    • Rose

      February 24, 2015 at 12:00 pm

      Ah an! Where did you come out from? We cannot have 2 Roses here oh. Oya change your name Abeg.

    • AA

      February 24, 2015 at 12:26 pm

      I dont know where all these trolls come from. They love stealing people’s handles on this blog. No mind the @ the real Rose. Someone did that to me too

  14. mj

    February 24, 2015 at 9:24 am

    abeg zendaya no vex u hear abeg which weaves b dis or attachment coz i won do dis hair as im typing

  15. Idomagirl

    February 24, 2015 at 9:25 am

    Very mature response.

  16. papermoon

    February 24, 2015 at 9:41 am

    smart girl at that……….reason why i love Lupita too for wearing the African hair to the most prestigious of all ceremonies…….. thats good.

  17. God's Gold

    February 24, 2015 at 9:49 am

    This is why black women should wear their hair in its natural state. Anytime we choose a weave over an Afro we tell the world ‘my idea of beauty is informed by the grand daughters of white colonial masters.’ Stay honest, challenge the status quo and love it.

    • ATL's finest

      February 24, 2015 at 10:31 am

      Yes, I’m natural and I’m d cheapest queen when it come to weaves. My hair is long enough and past my shoulder of which is too much to handle in d summer because I don’t want it touching my neck let alone wearing all that weaves. Nevertheless, Everyone shouldn’t be wearing their natural hair E.g. Viola Davis smh especially on (How to get away with murder). I need shonda Rhimes to do better in that department. Although she’s a a pretty black woman.

    • Beeeee

      February 24, 2015 at 11:13 am

      Hello Lady, I am natural as well, for two years and my hair is ALMOST touching my shoulders…i am so jealous of you…arggg…lol…..But as a woman who wears her hair in its natural state, i am surprised that you would make a comment like ” everyone shouldn’t be wearing their natural hair” and you gave an example of Viola Davis. What exactly is wrong with her natural hair? Are you saying that she doesn’t have the correct texture? Or she doesnt know how to style it? I had been trying to go back to my natural hair for years but was afraid. The reason for my fear was that I had a round face and big forehead. My relaxed hair was way past my back and i loved it because when combed a particular way, it would hide my “flaws”. When i big-chopped, i felt naked and ugly because all my “flaws” were there for everyone to see. There was nothing to hide them any more….it took me a couple of months to embrace my hair in its natural state and today, i feel free and i am madly in love with my hair. Are you implying that Viola Davis is not pretty enough to carry her hair in its natural state? I still carry weaves every now and then (but not in this blistering Lagos heat right now) so I am not some psycho natural hair chick…lol….i am just curious to know why she cant wear her hair in its natural state

    • Randommer

      February 24, 2015 at 12:37 pm

      Wow – so you mean viola shouldn’t wear her natural hair on TV and on the red carpet or just on TV. FWIW, I love the message her character annalise conveys when she takes off that wig and all her make up

    • Idomagirl

      February 25, 2015 at 5:54 am

      ” Everyone shouldn’t be wearing their natural hair E.g. Viola Davis smh especially on (How to get away with murder)”

      Please have several seats with this silly comment. Have you seen pictures of Viola on the Oscars red carpet? She was wearing her natural hair and she looked good!

  18. melinda

    February 24, 2015 at 9:58 am

    oh poor guiliana, i think she has envy on Z, cos if BEY hadrocked that hairstyle to the oscars, she wouldnt dare to throw such a disrespectful words on her, Zee baby just forgive and forget………

  19. tish

    February 24, 2015 at 10:18 am

    I love Giuliana, sad to see that she is in the mix of this. Sometimes they get carried away with the laughs and make inappropriate comments. I’m glad she apologized, I hope Zendaya forgives the slip and everyone moves on. Trust people to harp on what is totally unrelated, any opportunity to diss, they readily jump at. Hope Giuliana has learnt her lesson, you are not Joan..

  20. Rereoluwa

    February 24, 2015 at 10:48 am

    We all need to chill and not take things too personal. An insensitive comment from Giuliana, Matured response from Zendaya but the apology from Giuliana doesn’t really work for me.

  21. Latifah

    February 24, 2015 at 11:13 am

    The problem is Giuliana thinks she can be Joan Rivers. Anyway I’ve been loc’d for almost seven years and my hair doesn’t smell like weed even when I use it on my hair. Americans will always have double standards. Twas beautiful on Kylie Jenner and now Zendaya smells like Patchouli oil and Weed.

  22. Rose

    February 24, 2015 at 11:59 am

    Ah an! Where did you come out from? We cannot have 2 Roses here oh. Oya change your name Abeg.

  23. Chidinma

    February 24, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    I absolutely love Zendaya’s reply, very mature response for an eighteen year old.

  24. Eloise

    February 24, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    They’ll say anything for laughs on Fashion police without even considering people’s feelings

  25. Nkechi

    February 24, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    You can visit for more information on installing faux locks. They have this cool easy method of installing the locks too

  26. Amoke T.O

    February 24, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    That guilliana or watevs;Olodo rabata lomoyen

  27. Grown Woman

    February 24, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    Wow that was cruel of her..Guiliana see your mouth costing you chai….hopefully she has learnt not to pull such jokes shiuuuuu people have really insulted her…someone even insulted her with her infertility issues damn man!! im glad Zendaya responded in a matured way..

  28. adelegirl

    February 24, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    So impressed by Zendaya’s response. If I were Giuliana, I would be more mortified by the cool headed articulate response from an 18 year old, to my inane trying-so-hard-to-be-funny comment, than by the insults thrown my way by random people. I mean Giuliana is old enough to be Zendaya’s mother. Eish! Tsk tsk tsk Giuliana, o fi ra e wo le sha…

  29. pukka

    February 24, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    lol, howsweet. i call dis #NO ROOM FOR TRASH THIS YEAR#, come for me i come for you, its as simply as dat.

  30. teegal

    February 24, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    It’s best you go to professional salons who can best advise you on the type of extension to these salons o’naturals and savvychichairbeauty

    • Erinma

      February 25, 2015 at 12:01 am

      Thanks for these suggestions! I didn’t know we have natural hair salons now in lagos! Can’t wait to try them out this summer

  31. Angee

    February 24, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    Zendaya has been a guest on Fashion Police in the past on few occasions so i’m shocked she’s upset @ Giuliana’s remark. Her hair’s gorgeous have nothing against it she should understand that Giuliana was just joking, hey its fashion police, never take them seriously! Will have to check out Tunmise salon by the way 😉

  32. D

    February 24, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    Lol! What’s all these about locs belonging to black people? Personally, I don’t think dreadlocks belong to a particular race, it’s usually from birth (except when people make them) , take Samson in the bible for example. We all need to chill, there are both white people AND black people that have locs. This isn’t about culture or heritage..

    • lol

      February 25, 2015 at 6:46 am

      Girl BYE!!!!!!!!

  33. nnenne

    February 25, 2015 at 4:07 am

    Do you dear.People will talk no matter what.
    BTW, who decides what v beautiful?

  34. Octavia Flowers

    February 25, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    I’m really dissapointed at the remark gullina made .
    I know it’s fashion police but sometimes there’s a limit to everything, I wonder how she wouldve felt if somebody insulted her and I feel it’s going to take more then an apology to say sorry .

  35. miss ched

    February 28, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    I understand that the remark was rude and disrespectful but pls, this is fashion police. I hate this insecurity issues african-American portray each time a white person makes a comment. I had to read and reread Giuliana’s comment but I couldnt really find anything racial. If maybe Terrence of E says a joke on Cameroun Diaz we won’t be on Bella reading the story. We are black and we are proud but I’m not so sure if we blacks are really confident of our skin……….. a beg next please5

  36. Anon

    March 1, 2015 at 11:08 am

    It’s simple really. Giuliana is not a comedienne, and thus she would never be granted the kind of slack we generally gave Joan, even when Joan was damned rude and hurtful sometimes. But that was Joan. Giuliani is not Joan. Who gave her that job?

  37. olivia sose

    March 1, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    I’m rocking my dreads and I really dnt think guiliana meant to be disrespectful,she’s usually a nice person

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