Zendaya has responded maturely and rationally on Giuliana Rancic’s apology over Fashion Police hair comments.
The Fashion Police host was widely criticized for saying Zendaya smelled like “patchouli oil and weed.”
Instead of blasting Giuliana with a harsh tweet full of nasty remarks, the 18-year-old returned to social media Wednesday with a level-headed statement on her Instagram.
“Giuliana, I appreciate your apology and I’m glad it was a learning experience for you and for the network,” She wrote on Instagram. “I hope others negatively affected by her words can also find it in their hearts to accept her apology as well.”
She went on to quote Martin Luther King Jr.: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.”
According to People, Sharon Osbourne supported Giuliana and made sure to let everyone know that her daughter, Fashion Police co-host Kelly Osbourne, was not involved in the dispute.
“I think her apology was very sincere, and as she said, she’s learned a lot about what she said,” Sharon said on The Talk. “I think we all make mistakes on TV. I put my foot in my mouth so many times. She fessed up, and at the end of the day, she owned it.”
Another TV host, Whoopi Goldberg even commented on the situation.
“I’ve had dreads for 40 years and never have I smelled like patchouli. It’s a stereotype that she put on. She’s not Joan Rivers, and unless you know how to make jokes, don’t do it, because this is what happens.”