Zendaya has never been one to shy away from her critics, and that now includes none other than Lindsay Lohan. While Zendaya appeared on the Met Gala red carpet in a light-up Cinderella gown by Tommy Hilfiger back in May, Lohan made her thoughts known on Instagram, commenting: “Claire Danes did that with Zac Posen already,” referencing the actress’s own illuminated gown from 2016. She then tagged Danes in another comment writing, “You wore this dress so beautifully, I don’t know why someone thinks that they can be more chic. Ever.”
During an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Zendaya responded to Lohan’s comments without acknowledging her by name.
“I didn't feel hurt by it and it didn't make me sad because I have no idea what that person is going through,” she said. “Maybe in some strange way, that comment made them feel better that day. People are only negative because negativity is eating away at them.”
This isn’t the first time Zendaya has publicly responded to comments made about her. During the 2015 Oscars, Zendaya walked the red carpet in a white Vivienne Westwood gown with her hair in dreadlocks, prompting then-host of Fashion Police, Giuliana Rancic to say that the look made her “feel like she smells like patchouli . . . Or weed."
The comments sparked controversy on Twitter and Zendaya eventually responded with a letter that she posted on social media.
“There is already harsh criticism of African-American hair in society without the help of ignorant people who choose to judge others based on the curl of their hair,” she wrote. “My wearing my hair in locs on an Oscar red carpet was to showcase them in a positive light, to remind people of color that our hair is good enough.”
Rancic ended up apologizing for her comments shortly after. So far, Lohan has had no such response.
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