Welcome to the February 24, 2015 edition of Outrage Watch, HitFix's daily rundown of all the things folks are peeved about in entertainment. Today's top story: Zendaya is beefing with E! host Giuliana Rancic of all people.
“I feel like it smells like patchouli oil and weed,” said Rancic of Zendaya's red carpet look on Monday night's “Fashion Police” Oscar special. Because she had dreadlocks, get it? Hoo boy.
“To say that an 18 year old young woman with locs must smell of patchouli oil or 'weed' is not only a large stereotype but outrageously offensive,” wrote Zendaya on Instagram, adding later: “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.”
Rancic later apologized for the remark via Twitter:
Dear @Zendaya, I'm sorry I offended you and others. I was referring to a bohemian chic look. Had NOTHING to do with race and NEVER would!!!
– Giuliana Rancic (@GiulianaRancic) February 24, 2015
Want more? There's plenty of indignation to go around. See below for a full roundup of today's kerfuffles.