Zendaya Talks Oscars Dreadlocks Diss

Zendaya Coleman

Remember when cutie Zendaya was made fun of for her dreadlocks at the Oscars on The Fashion Police and she took the high road—but now she explains it was a ” learning experience”…it sure was!”It was a learning experience for myself and for everyone who read it,” she told Complex. “A lot of people don’t realize that hair is a big thing for a lot of people, not just African-American women. It’s something to be aware of and to be cautious of. So it was something that I really felt like I should speak on. There were so many women, of all races, that came up to me and were like, ‘I really love what you said,’ or ‘I had my daughter read that.'”

“All my brothers and my dad at one point had dreadlocks. My little nieces have curly hair. And if they were to have someone say something demeaning about what they have and what they hold dear to them, then I would want them to at least have the pride within themselves to come up with a response that made sense and that they were proud of. Honestly, I think about my little nieces and my little nephews first. Because one day they’re going to have Twitter and they’re going to have Instagram, and I’m going to be like, ‘This is how you handle it, kids.'”

She’s just too cute…I hope she never changes. Zendaya hosted the UNAIDS-USA and Africa Rising: Inaugural World AIDS Day Benefit with a Special Performance by Tahj Mowry.

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