Zendaya Just Shut Down Someone Who Made an Insensitive Rape Comment On Twitter
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:
This is absolutely disgusting and you should be ashamed of yourself. Is this really what my generation thinks is ok? https://t.co/brqVohkX9E— Zendaya (@Zendaya) July 3, 2016
Followed by this:
People are sick...— Zendaya (@Zendaya) July 3, 2016
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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