26 Feb Pnoy may learn a thing or two from Guiliana Rancic
JUAN SAYS: In the recent edition of E!’s Fashion Police, Giuliana Rancic made loose comments about Zendaya Coleman’s “down-do” for the Oscars. We do agree with Giuliana Rancic that the dreadlocks aren’t exactly Oscar worthy, however many people, and most importantly Zendaya, didn’t exactly appreciate how Giuliana said it.
Zendaya took to Twitter with a poignant response about the importance of respecting and understanding the dynamics of black hair.
“There is already harsh criticism of African American hair in society without the help of ignorant people who choose to judge others based on the curl of their hair. My wearing my hair in locs on an Oscar red carpet was to showcase them in a positive light, to remind people of color that our hair is good enough. To me locs are a symbol of strength and beauty, almost like a lion’s mane.” — Zendaya Coleman
After tons of people weighed in on the comments and Zendaya’s reply, Giuliana issued this eloquent and sincere apology via YouTube.
“I’d really like to address something that is weighing very heavy on my heart. I want to apologize for a comment that I made on last night’s “Fashion Police” about Zendaya’s hair. Now as you know, “Fashion Police” is a show that pokes fun at celebrities in good spirit, but I do understand something I said last night did cross the line. I just want everyone to know that I didn’t intend to hurt anybody. But I’ve learned it is not my intent that matters; it’s the result. And the result is that people are offended, including Zendaya. That is not OK.
Therefore, I want to say to Zendaya, and anyone else out there that I have hurt, that I am so, so sincerely sorry. This really has been a learning experience for me — I’ve learned a lot today — and this incident has taught me to be a lot more aware of cliches and stereotypes, how much damage they can do, and that I am responsible, as we all are, to not perpetuate them further. Thank you for listening.” – Giuliana Rancic (Read full story here.)
Has the apology been accepted, that we can’t comment on. But what is most noteworthy is that Giuliana accepted responsibility for her comments, and she graciously admitted that it was her fault, and that she promised that she would be careful next time. It wasn’t a case of “if you were offended” but a more direct approach of “sorry that my words have offended you.”
It doesn’t take much to apologize especially if you are very much aware that you are a human being, capable of making mistakes and saying hurtful things to other people, even though some of your fans think that it is just you being funny. We at JUAN believe that our dear President maybe able to learn a thing or two from Guiliana, and this country will be worth dying for. BUT do not forget to take our suggestions on where to get your “hugot” to finally apologize. It is really very simple. Just say you are sorry and really mean it.
But the nagging question is: who on earth is Zendaya Coleman. Paki-explain. Lab u!