In light of the whole "Dreadlocks at the Oscars" mediastorm, I just want to take a moment to commend Zendaya Coleman on how eloquently she handled (and is still handling) the situation. She was absolutely dazzling, from head to toe. Watching her being reduced to so much less than that was honestly heartbreaking, and in my opinion, a flashing distress beacon for everything that is wrong in America. It was racially inappropriate, and it was also a shocking example of the pattern women have developed of ruthlessly devaluing one another. I don't watch the show, but my instinct tells me that last bit probably happens all too often.
Giuliana Rancic, you are a grown-ass woman. You had before you an exquisite, blossoming person, fresh to the daunting adult reality that you are apparently so numb to, taking fashion risks and bold steps to actually change a societal perception for the betterment of humans as a whole. Zendaya has (graciously) accepted your apology, but I don't know if it will ever truly be enough. That was uncool on SO. MANY. LEVELS. I hope in addition to your publicized face-saving you find it in your heart to write a lengthy personal apology. Yes, everyone in front of the camera sticks their foot in their mouth sometimes, but this was a little deeper than that, and I think everyone knows it.
I don't care who you are, what your social status is, what color your skin is, what country, continent or planet you come from. Everyone should have the right to decorate and/or manage their own bodies in any way that fits their lifestyle and comfort zone, and still be equally respected as remarkable beings capable of incredible things. End of story.
[Image borrowed from www.people.com. Click HERE for their overview of the Zandaya/Giuliana story]