Zendaya Coleman received a round of applause from some of Hollywood’s leading women of color after elegantly defending herself again Giuliana Rancic’s distasteful and racist comments regarding her hair.
Scandal‘s Kerry Washington, How To Get Away With Murder‘s Viola Davis, Director Ava DuVernay and Solange all supported Zendaya in how she chose to defend herself when the E! Fashion Police host said “I feel like she smells like pachouli oil and weed.”
— Ava DuVernay (@AVAETC) February 24, 2015
— Viola Davis (@violadavis) February 24, 2015
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) February 24, 2015
Solange–who’s afro has been the target of much criticism on the show–had one of the best responses.
— solange knowles (@solangeknowles) February 25, 2015
Giuliana Rancic issued the 18 year old Disney star an on-air apology, which Coleman graciously accepted. However, it’s still great to see so many other women support her.