Recently some woman on E’s Fashion Police, said something stupid and racist about Zendaya’s faux locs at the Oscars. I’m sure you’ve heard about it, so I won’t go into details.
Zendaya responded with a graceful wisdom well beyond her years.
— Zendaya (@Zendaya) February 24, 2015
There was an apology (of course…) but the best part has the been the remarkable and sizable response from the public. Black celebrities weighed in on the issue.
— Ava DuVernay (@AVAETC) February 24, 2015
Black women’s natural hair has been the point of much controversy, especially when the element of cultural appropriation comes into play. It wasn’t too long ago when Kylie Jenner, who was spotted with dreadlocks and received praise for her “urban,” “edgy” look.
It’s “edgy” & “urban” when Kylie Jenner has dreads but when Zendaya does she “looks like she smells like weed” this is why black ppl get mad — yemisi (@drxwscappucino) February 24, 2015
Soon came the body shaming which was (unfortunately) hilarious…
— Mary Brown (@maryjay31) February 24, 2015
— Raychelle J Linan (@LinanBabe) February 25, 2015
— Ndey (@Ndey_Buri) February 25, 2015
But some reminded us to stay focused…
But through it all, Black Twitter proved, yet again, why it’s an amazing force to be reckoned with.
What if Justine Sacco’s first attempt at doing PR was writing that apology for Giuliana Rancic? — IAmWhiteHistoryMonth (@Unwan7ed) February 25, 2015
— DANIELLE ONYEKWERE (@ONLYIJEOMA) February 25, 2015