Natural Hair in Hollywood = Fashion Faux Pas?

On yesterday's Fashion Police episode where Giuliana Rancic, Kelly Osbourne, Kathy Griffin and the like dished on their loved and loathed looks for the 2015 Oscars Red Carpet, Giuliana made a dig at teenage sensation Zendaya Coleman for her red carpet hairstyle of choice: faux locs.

"I feel like she smells like patchouli oil ... or maybe weed." -Giuliana Rancic on Monday's E! Fashion Police

Zendaya took to social media to blast Rancic for the prejudice comment that left fans and FP viewers on edge. 

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Giuliana quickly responded with an apology that seemed well...you be the judge:

Although regretful for the remarks, it's possible Rancic didn't realize the weight of her comments, until co-host Kelly Osbourne threatened to quit the Fashion Police if Rancic didn't apologize for her "racist" comments. 

On tonight's episode, Rancic gave yet another apology for her comments:

Zendaya made valuable mention of the cultural significance of her hairstyle and touched on the constant battles people of color face with textured hair being accepted into "mainstream" culture. It is only now that curls, afros, braids, and twists are being seen as acceptable within the workplace, but our natural battles are far from won. Regardless, Zendaya's comments shine a major light on the issues surrounding diversity in the workplace. 

What are your thoughts on the controversy?