The 40-year-old television host outraged the 18-year-old star by criticizing her hair and saying she must smell of "patchouli oil and weed" on E! series Fashion Police. Zendaya debuted her dreadlocks at the 2015 Oscars on Sunday, and slammed Rancic for the diss on Instagram.
"There is a fine line between what is funny and disrespectful," the actress declared. "To say that an 18 year old woman with locs must smell of patchouli oil or 'weed' is not only a large stereotype but outrageously offensive."