Zendaya continues to prove that she is mature and classy despite what her haters might say. The actress took to Twitter to publicly accept Guiliana Rancic’s apology for saying that Zendaya looked like she smelled like weed on the Oscars red carpet.
“I appreciate your apology and I’m glad it was a learning experience for you and for the network,” she tweeted. “I hope that others negatively affected by her words can also find it in their hearts to accept her apology as well.” [The Root]
MSNBC host and former ESSENCE columnist Melissa Harris-Perry has some strong feelings about George Zimmerman. While speaking at Cornell University, Perry did not hold back her feelings about what happened between Trayvon Martin and Zimmerman on the night of the murder.
“I hope [Martin] tried to stay alive. I hope he knew that he lived in a state with a ‘Stand Your Ground’ law. And I hope he whooped the shit out of George Zimmerman,” Harris-Perry said. “And it’s not disreputable because he encountered a stranger who was prepared to kill him, and you know how I know? Because he killed him.” [Huffington Post]
Twitter is in an uproar after Shea Moisture, a Black-owned beauty brand, posted memes on their social media sites featuring white children. Users have accused the brand of “going mainstream” and “forgetting where they came from.”
Shea Moisture tweeted a response to the backlash from their organization’s Twitter account. “We came across an image of a little girl with a puzzled expression that we imagine our Shea Family has when they run out of product. No ad. No agenda. As a certified minority-owned business, we are proud of our heritage, our community and how far we’ve come.”[Clutch]
Remember that gorgeous pearl-encrusted dress Lupita Nyong’o wore to the Oscars on Sunday? Well, that beautiful work of art will only be a memory because it was stolen from right under Nyong’o’s nose! Reports say that someone walked into Nyong’o’s suite at The London in West Hollywood and basically snatched the $150,000 dress right out of the room. Cops are consulting the hotel security footage to catch the culprit. [TMZ]