The ever-eloquent, queen of doing good Zendaya is shutting down ignorant bullies yet again…this time, in defense of her own parents.
Earlier this week, a few Internet trolls shared a photo of the 18-year-old (how is she only 18?!) with her mom and dad, Claire Stoermer and Kazembe Ajamu. They began commenting about how "ugly" her parents are, and one user even went as far as saying she "would cry" if her parents looked like them.
Zendaya was not about to let anyone talk poorly about her family, so she stepped in and did exactly what she's good at: came back with an exquisitely eloquent statement filled with love and realization to put the bullies right into place.
they made a gorgeous ass child lol pic.twitter.com/yBxIvrZ8gg? patty mayo (@pullupifubad) August 21, 2015
"First I'm gonna pray for you," she wrote. "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 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. (One of the most important yet underpaid jobs we have)."
She then urged the users to focus on what's really important: "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."
Of course this isn't Zendaya's first time standing up against Internet trolls. In June, the singer showed her support for YouTube makeup tutorial artist Shannon C. after someone shaded her for what she looks like with a bare face.
A user by the name of @Manstogram shared a split image of Shannon with and without makeup on and captioned it, "This is why our first date is running a mile around the track to see if you sweat the makeup off."
Zendaya responded perfectly with her own makeup-free photo and wrote, "@Manstagram_ that awkward moment when this tweet is irrelevant cause she's slaying both ways #wannaborrowmyglasses."
She gives true meaning to #GIRLPOWER.