Updated 02:00 AM EDT, Sat, Sep 19, 2020

Zendaya Launches Barbie Doll Look-Alike! Fellow Celebrities' Reactions Angers Fans

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Zendaya has launched her Barbie doll modeled after her look at the 2015 Oscars red carpet.

The limited edition doll, which showcased the 19-year-old's dreadlocks she wore at the event as well as her Vivienne Westwood gown, encourages girls to "raise their voices," Entertainment Weekly wrote. "Fashion Police" host Giuliana Rancic received heavy backlash when she criticized the "Shake It Up" star's dreadlocks at the Oscars, describing it as something that seemingly smelled "like patchouli oil and weed."

"When I was little I couldn't find a Barbie that looked like me, my...how times have changed. Thank you @barbie for this honor and for allowing me to be apart of your diversification and expansion of the definition of beauty. Can't wait to keep doing amazing things with you," Zendaya wrote on Instagram.

Barbie debuted Zendaya's doll at the Barbie Rock 'N Royals Concert Experience on Sept. 26 in Los Angeles. Zendaya hosted the event, which assists the VH1 Save the Music Foundation, Entertainment Weekly reported.

Nicki Minaj, who got a Barbie doll modeled after her in 2011, congratulated Zendaya for her one-of-a-kind doll. The rapper posted her own Barbie on Instagram with the caption: "Congrats on your doll, Zendaya! Did u know Barbie made me one a cpl years back? It was such an honor & a HUGE surprise. Anyway, I love your doll's hair! I love what it means for other little girls who will identify with it & be empowered. Continue to be proud of yourself girls!!!!!"

Minaj added, "They should have matching bff Barbie cars with the dreamhouse to match. Love this."

The appreciation for Zendaya's Barbie didn't ring the same for pop singer Demi Lovato. In a now deleted tweet, the "Cool for the Summer" singer asked the doll company to create a "curvy model" and that she would gladly model for it, Fox News Latino reported.

Lovato's comment caused uproar among fans, who said that she is "jealous of Zendaya's success" and moment, Fox News Latino added. One user tweeted that Lovato doesn't want a curvy Barbie doll and only seeks the attention.

"This is a big win for women of color. Wait a few days to talk about measurements," another Twitter user said, as quoted by the news outlet.

Speaking to Galore Magazine earlier this month, Zendaya said that her parents helped her deal smartly with the racist comments directed at her.

"I just had too much respect for myself and didn't want to prove everybody right that's waiting for me to be ignorant and do something dumb, so I took my time until I thought of the best way I could address the comments," she explained to the magazine.

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