Giuliana Gets Humbled!
Giuliana Rancic Issues a Video Apology After Zendaya Schools Her and E! Entertaintment
After a Twitter apology that fell flat, Giuliana Rancic, gave her attempt at a heart-felt apology, another go – this time ON AIR. Giuliana, who stated that Zendaya’s ‘locs looked like they smelled like patchouli oil and weed, took a lot of heat after the comments and a public statement issued by Zedaya.
Rancic released the following apology in a video to Zendaya:
I’d really like to address something that is weighing very heavy on my heart. I want to apologize for a comment that I made on last night’s Fashion Police about Zendaya’s hair. 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 last night did cross the line. I just want everyone to know, I didn’t intend to hurt anybody, but I’ve learned it is not my intent that matters — it’s the result, and the result is that people are offended, including Zendaya, and that is not OK. Therefore, I want to say to Zendaya, and anyone else out there that I have hurt, that I am so, so sincerely sorry. This really has been a learning experience for me — I’ve learned a lot today — and 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. Thank you for listening.
Zendaya said “You gon’ learn today!”
Wise beyond her 18 years of life, Zendaya has graciously accepted Giuliana’s apology:
Such a class act!