do Weighs in on Zendaya Flap

February 25, 2015 8:39 PM

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do Weighs in on Zendaya Flap

Fired meteorologist Rhonda Lee is putting Giuliana Rancic on notice for her criticism of Disney star Zendaya's flowing dreadlocks at Sunday's Oscars ceremony. Lee was catapulted into the national spotlight and cast as the poster child for the plight of black women sporting "natural hair" in the workplace in 2012 when the news station she worked for reportedly fired her after she responded to a viewer's Facebook comment suggesting that she cover up her closely-cropped Afro with a wig "or grow some more hair."

Management at Shreveport, La. affiliate KTBS-TV, contended that she'd violated a rule that employees should not respond to "controversial" social media posts. Lee, who says similar issues were raised about her hair at several television stations where she'd worked, insisted that a station not respon...

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