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Zendaya Talks About Racism in Supermarket on Snapchat 2016

Zendaya's Story About Her Recent Encounter With a Store Clerk Will Fill You With Rage

Zendaya took a stance on racial injustice on Tuesday when she told her fans about an unpleasant encounter she had at the supermarket. In a series of Snapchat videos, the actress alleged that a clerk refused to serve her when she tried to buy $400 in gift cards. "The lady that was helping us... I don't think she was a huge fan of our skin tone," she said in the clip. After she was denied the gift cards, Zendaya said the clerk then proceeded to throw her wallet at her, causing her cards to fall out. "This is what we deal with," the 20-year-old star told the camera before her friend in the car added, "Because we're black." But in true Zendaya fashion, she met the hatred with nothing but grace. "You know what, it's all love," she said. "May she go on to have a wonderful life."

This isn't the first time Zendaya has spoken up about racism. Not only did she fire her publicist for being insensitive about the colour of her skin, but she also graciously handled Giuliana Rancic's controversial comments about her Oscars outfit back in 2015. Let's just add this to the long list of examples of how Zendaya is wise beyond her years.

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