Zendaya is the queen of eloquently delivered comebacks.
The Disney star, 18, recently put Twitter trolls on blast, after users began to criticize her parents. One user tweeted a photo of Coleman with her mom and dad — Claire Stoermer and Kazembe Ajamu, accompanied by a less than polite caption … “they made a gorgeous a– child lol.”
Other followers jumped on the bandwagon, calling her parents “ugly,” even going as far to say they “would cry” if their parents resembled hers. As expected, the “KC Undercover” star stepped in and effectively shut down the haters.
— Zendaya (@Zendaya) August 22, 2015
“While you’re so concerned about what my parents look like, please know that these are two of the most selfless people in the world,” she wrote on Saturday. “They have chosen to spend their entire life, not worried about trivial things such as looks and insulting people’s parents on Twitter, but instead became educators who have dedicated their lives to teaching, cultivating and filling young shallow mind[s].”
Her wise words continued as she urged critics to “please, log out, go to school, hug a teacher and read a textbook … and while you’re at it, go look in the mirror and know that you too are beautiful, because such hateful things only stem from internal struggles. Bless you.”
This isn’t the first time Coleman has spoken out to defend herself or her loved ones. Earlier this year she put “Fashion Police” host Giuliana Rancic on blast following a controversial description she made of her Oscar look. Rancic said that Zendaya’s dreads made her look like she “[smelled] like patchouli oil … or weed.”
Bravo to Zendaya for standing her ground. She’s becoming quite the role model for young girls today and we love it.