Giuliana Rancic Makes Somber On-Air Apology to Zendaya Coleman Over Dreadlocks Comment
Fashion Police host Giuliana Rancic dedicated time during Tuesday's E! News to offer a public apology to Zendaya Coleman about a comment she made about the Disney star's dreadlocked hair at the Oscars.
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Rancic made the below statement at the wrap of Tuesday's 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 clichés 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.