Video: 'Fashion Police' Host Apologizes For Mocking Zendaya's Dreads
E! Fashion Police host Giuliana Rancic wants everyone to know that she's really, really sorry they she dissed actress and singer Zendaya's dreadlocks.
On Sunday, 18-year-old Zendaya rocked her dreads on the Oscars red carpet, to which Rancic said on Fashion Police that it looked like it smelled like "patchouli oil" and added "maybe weed." That didn't bode too well for Zendaya who called their comments "ignorant slurs" and "outrageously offensive." And while Fashion Police is usually not taken too seriously, these comments struck a nerve with audiences.
Rancic has been trying to deal with the backlash. She's already apologized over Twitter to Zendaya, but offered another on-camera apology on last night's Fashion Police.
"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 crossed the line," Rancic said.
She apologized and added, "This really has been a learning experience for me. 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."
You can watch the apology here:
Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story reported Kelly Osbourne said Zendaya's dreadlocks smelled like weed, but she has said it wasn't her who said that. LAist regrets this error.