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Actress Slams 'Fashion Police' For Saying Her Dreads Smell Like Weed

Disney star Zendaya on the Oscars red carpet (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
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While 18-year-old Zendaya looked stunning and classy in her Vivienne Westwood dress and long, flowing dreadlocks on the Oscars red carpet, E!'s Fashion Police just didn't get it when it came to the actress and singer's hairdo. The hosts made some comments Zendaya called "outrageously offensive."

Fashion Police host Giuliana Rancic said Zendaya's hair looked like it smelled "like patchouli oil," and another host added, "or weed." The crew then broke out into uproarious laughter.

Zendaya took to Twitter to blast the Fashion Police hosts, calling their comments "ignorant slurs."

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About an hour after that tweet spread through the Internet like wildfire, Rancic responded with an apology, saying she was just making fun of Zendaya's "bohemian" look, using words in all-caps and exclamation marks:

Osbourne had something to say about the whole thing:

Zendaya, who's starred in Disney Channel's Shake It Up and was on the 16th season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars, has stayed mum since her tweet blasting the show's hosts. However, she did retweet this message from Selma director Ava DuVernay:

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Editor's Note: An earlier version of this story reported Kelly Osbourne said Zendaya's dreadlocks smelled like weed, but she has said she didn't say that. LAist regrets this error.

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