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Outrage Watch: Zendaya slams Giuliana Rancic for ‘ignorant slur’

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.

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“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.”

 

A photo posted by Zendaya (@zendaya) on Feb 23, 2015 at 8:20pm PST

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Rancic later apologized for the remark via Twitter:

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Want more? There's plenty of indignation to go around. See below for a full roundup of today's kerfuffles.

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