The Black Hair Debate: “I Am Not My Hair”
At the 2015 Oscar Awards, the usual suspects were there: actors, musicians, directors…pretty much the who’s who of the entertainment industry. But also, there are the self-proclaimed “fashion police” who comment on any and every look that the stars have on that night.
One critic, TV personality Giuliana Rancic, made an ignorant comment that went viral and made everyone come to the aid and defense of 18-year old actress Zendaya Coleman, who was wearing an impressive gown and an even more impressive head of locs. But that didn’t stop the ignorance from coming. Rancic said she thought Zendaya must smell like patchouli oil or weed. And co-host, Kathy Griffin, also joined in on the “weed” comment.
But it was Zendaya’s mature and intelligent response that left everyone in her corner. See below:
So with that, we applaud Zendaya for taking the high road (which was the right road too) and urge more to study their hair, and respect others choice for it. Whether it be short, long, pressed, natural, or fried, dyed and laid to the side, it’s still their choice: respect that.