Solange Knowles Says Fashion Police Criticized Her Natural Hair + India Arie Doesn’t Believe Giuliana Rancic is Racist

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The backlash surrounding Giuliana Racic’s comments about Zendaya’s faux locs continues.

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Solange Knowles has chimed in, sharing on Twitter that she too has received similar comments about her hair, by Fashion Police and In Touch Weekly. She tweets:

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India Arie, who has rocked natural hair for years, has penned a lengthy blog post, defending Zendaya. In the post, she admits that she doesn’t feel that Rancic is a racist, but does believe that this issue has everything to do with race.

I wanted to jump in and defend Zendaya – but she’s doing that BEAUTIFULLY herself.
VERY. WELL. DONE. It’s a powerful thing to be a TEENAGER in the public eye, and feel empowered to speak up in your own defense. STUNNING!

In my opinion, Entitlement in and of itself, BLINDS people to that very entitlement … THUS allowing the behavior exhibited.

I’m not calling Giuliana Rancic a RACIST, .. but OF COURSE it has to do with RACE. To say it has “Nothing to do with race” .. THAT’S why people get mad.