Zendaya Shuts Down Internet Trolls Who Said Her Parents Were “Ugly”
Zendaya shut down Internet trolls who criticized her parents’ appearances on Twitter with an empowering message that has since gone viral.
Zendaya Defends Her Parents Against Internet Trolls
Zendaya, of Disney Channel’s K.C. Undercover, stood up for her parents on social media earlier this week after some Twitter users began circulating a photo of her parents and criticizing it, with one user writing “her parents really ugly I really would cry.”
they made a gorgeous ass child lol pic.twitter.com/yBxIvrZ8gg
— patty mayo (@pullupifubad) August 21, 2015
— Darriminnie7 (@DARRI_MINNIE7) August 22, 2015
Zendaya quickly responded, shutting down the haters and sharing another sweet family photo of her with her parents.
“First, I’m gonna pray for you. 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. They have chosen to spend their entire life, not worried about trivial things such as look and insulting people’s parents on Twitter, but instead became educators who have dedicate [sic] their lives to teaching, cultivating and filling young shallow minds,” the singer/actress/fashion icon wrote.
Zendaya added that, instead of insulting her parents on the internet, the users should “log out, go to school, hug a teacher and read a textbook.”
Zendaya concluded her message on a positive note, writing, “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.”
Zendaya has a history of artfully shutting down Internet trolls and using social media for good. In February, she made headlines after shutting down Fashion Police’s Giuliana Rancic, after the host made offensive jokes about her dreadlocks, saying, “I feel like she smells like patchouli oil and weed.”