During E!'s Fashion Police Oscars special Monday night, co-host Giuliana Rancic made a wildly offensive comment about actress Zendaya Coleman’s hair. Apparently, Giuliana thought the 18-year-old’s decision to rock locs on the red carpet made her look like she smelled of patchouli oil and weed. No, really. She actually said that.

Of course, it wasn't long before people took to social media to call out the ignorant commentary. Even Zendaya, who says she typical ignores negative remarks, thought Giuliana’s words so distasteful that she felt obligated to post a letter defending her locs and pointing out the blatant racism within the co-host’s “joke.”

Take a look below to see the clip of Giuliana making those remarks, as well as the justifiably pissed-off Twitter responses. You can also read the letter Zendaya posted Monday evening, in which she drops some much-needed education on Giuliana.

Image via @Zendaya on Twitter

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