Here’s What Happens When You Try to Body-Shame Zendaya

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You would think the world would have learned to back off when it comes to body-shaming Zendaya, but apparently not.

Last year when Giuliana Rancic said the actress/singer’s dreadlocks “smell like patchouli. Or weed,” Zendaya hit back with a perfect response about the need to recognize and celebrate African-American hair. Then again in October, when she was Photoshopped to look thinner by a magazine, she used Instagram as a platform to talk about society’s “unrealistic” beauty standards. So when comedy writer Julie Klausner made a tone-deaf joke about Zendaya’s weight over the weekend, well, let’s just say it didn’t go over very well.

Here’s what Klausner tweeted yesterday:

And here’s Zendaya’s (perfect) response, in which she offers to school the comic in body positivity.


She then called for all of her followers to “look in the mirror” and “love that shit.”