Zendaya Just Shut Down Someone Who Made an Insensitive Rape Comment On Twitter

Zendaya Just Shut Down Someone Who Made an Insensitive Rape Comment On Twitter

By Krystin Arneson

Zendaya made headlines recently when she shut down a Twitter user for making an inappropriate rape comment about her, Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, and Rihanna.

Backstory: If you haven't heard from the near-constant promos on Spotify, there's a movie out called "The Purge: Election Year," where the dystopian premise is that one day a year, "all crime...will be legal for 12 hours," according to the film's trailer.

Someone on Twitter decided to use the movie's premise to make a revolting, wildly unfunny remark — and that's when Zendaya stepped in to shut it down. Here's a screenshot of his tweet:

Her response?

Followed by this:

The conversation on Twitter rallied around her, but the person behind who started it all just doubled down.

And so did Zendaya: "@ogxbenson the only thing that's lit is your immorality and inhumanity young man. I pray you find some sense," she replied.

Someone asked the guy what he was doing, and he replied with "Triggering people then laughing at them." Eventually he followed up with a total cop-out of "Sorry you're offended" before deleting the tweets (hence the screenshots above).

Bottom line: Major props to Zendaya for speaking up and calling out the incendiary tweet.

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