Zendaya doesn’t shy away from standing up for herself or speaking out about matters that are important to her.
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So when she found herself to be the target of some very unfair comments regarding her body, it didn’t take long for the 19-year-old to hit back. And in the classiest way, no less.
Julie Klausner, American comedian and author, branded Zendaya a ‘thinspo model’ for ‘impressionable tweens’ after seeing her at the Kids’ Choice Awards.
As if that wasn’t shocking enough, Julie then went on to reference Zendaya’s famous Oscars run-in with Fashion Police presenter Giuliana Rancic.
Klausner tweeted, ‘Zendaya’s ultimate retort to Giuliana Rancic is starving herself down to the size of one of her elbowz’.
Retweeting Klausner’s hit at her, the actress warned, ‘Do you find this funny? I will write another paragraph to educate you aswell #youreallywannabenext?’
Next, proving once and for all that she’s a great role model for her young fans, Zendaya spoke directly to her 6 million followers, saying, ‘Now….everyone go look in the mirror at their beautiful body, and love that s*** #thickgirlswinning #skinnygirlswinning #weallwinning’.
Julie Klausner seemed to be receiving quite a bit of backlash for her comments, as she hit back: ‘FYI Zendaya and her fans are angry bc I insinuated this isn’t a healthy look. The end.’
Body-shaming is never cool. And it’s time we learnt to love our natural bodies, just the way they are.