Zendaya, the Spider Man : Homecoming star, was refused service by a clerk when she attempted to purchase $400 worth of gift cards at a Von’s Supermarket. The unidentified clerk was said to have thrown Ms Zendaya’s wallet at her, which caused the content of her cards to fall out, reported at People Magazine.
This isn’t the first time Ms Zendaya has been on the receiving end of racially motivated bias. Former E! Network anchor Guiliana Rancic commented that the actor appeared to smell of patouli and weed because of her dreadlock hairstyle. Ms Rancic offered an apology however it was too little too late.
Zendaya and her companion were eventually assisted by the Von’s shop manager and was able to purchase her gift cards.
Ms Zendaya took to Snapchat to share her experience.
You can’t make this sh*t up!
In conclusion Zendaya stated this is what we deal with while her companion added, because we’re black.
Ms Zendaya Coleman shooting Spider Man: Homecoming as the character Mary Jane Watson. After decades of whitewash there was apparent grumbling that Mary Jane Watson is being played by a woman of colour.
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