Zendaya fires back after host disses her dreadlocks

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Zendaya Fires Back After Host Disses Her Dreadlocks

On Oscars night, one of the attendees who was catching everyone's eye wasn't even a nominee.

18-year-old Disney Channel actress Zendaya wasn't getting attention for her dress, but for how she styled her hair in dreadlocks.

E! host Giuliana Rancic commented on Zendaya's hairstyle on Monday night's "Fashion Police," saying:

"She's such a tiny frame that this hair overwhelms her. Like, I feel like she smells like patchouli oil. Maybe weed," Rancic said.

It was definitely not the most tactful thing to say, to say the least -- and Zendaya wasted no time firing back.

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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2014 file photo, host Kathy Griffin poses at the "Make Equality Reality" event at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. E! network has named Griffin as the new host of “Fashion Police,” replacing the late Joan Rivers when it returns in January 2015 for coverage of the Golden Globes. The couture-criticizing comedy series, which had previously aired weekly, will now present 17 episodes throughout 2015, focusing on high-profile red carpet and fashion events, E! announced Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
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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!!!
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Zendaya arrives at the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
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HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Actress Zendaya attends the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/WireImage)
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On Instagram she called Rancic's statement "outrageously offensive" writing, "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. My wearing my hair in locs on an Oscar red carpet was to showcase them in a positive light, to remind people of color that our hair is good enough."

African Americans showcasing their natural hair has been quite a topic these past few months, especially after Viola Davis' character removed her wig on screen during "How To Get Away With Murder" -- something Davis later said wasn't written in the script.

"I said, 'Listen, she can't go to bed with her wig on.' ... A whole portion of women out there are marginalized. I wanna be a real woman," Davis told Ellen DeGeneres back in November.

Rancic went on to apologize to Zendaya on Twitter, saying she had simply been referencing "a bohemian chic look."

Vogue thought Zendaya's look was a hit, naming her the "Breakout Style Star" of the evening.

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