PSA: Body Shamers, Do Not Come For Zendaya Because She Will Own You

Pin It
Pin It

By: Cole Delbyck

Can everybody just leave Zendaya alone? (Read in your best Chris Crocker voice).

The Kids' Choice Awards on Saturday night might have been an all-ages affair, but the aftermath on Twitter was decidedly PG-13.

After Zendaya took home the award for favorite female TV star -- an orange blimp, mind you -- she found herself in something of a Twitter feud with actress Julie Klausner. The "Difficult People" star felt it was necessary to comment on the 19-year-old's appearance, and did so by referencing Giuliana Rancic's controversial remark last year about Zendaya smelling "like patchouli oil."

The next morning, Zendaya responded to Klausner's tweets, informing the actress that she "will write another paragraph to educate you as well," as she did last time around. Considering how "Fashion Police" basically imploded after the Rancic debacle, it might've been best to end the conversation there.

But alas, Klausner doubled down on her stance, launching into a Twitter rant after tweets from Zendaya fans accused her of body shaming. Klausner wrote that she "will never stop criticizing celebs who perpetuate dangerous beauty standards."

Read her tweets below.

Considering Zendaya made sure to talk about the importance of positive programming for young people during her acceptance speech, this kind of attack seems pretty unwarranted.

"To all the parents out there, thank you for allowing me to be a role model for your children," she told the audience. "I really, really do not take that for granted."

Watch her speech below.


Join Our Newsletter
Stay fetch. Sign up for The Cray, our daily roundup of all things buzzworthy. From Kylie Jenner's trendsetting style (btw, puberty goals AF) to life-changing tech news (tweeting an emoji to order a pizza #YES), The Cray is all you need to impress the squad.
Privacy Terms