After catching flake for her horrible Twitter apology, Fashion Police host, Giuliana Rancic, issued Zendaya Coleman another apology on-air. Rancic, who stated that Coleman’s dreadlocks looked like they smelled like patchouli oil and weed, came under attack after making the comments. And even received a well thought out ‘read’ from Coleman.
Rancic stated at the close of the show:
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.
Well bravo for having your PR person craft a better apology.