Zendaya Shuts Down Twitter Trolls Who Called Her Parents Ugly

by Zach Seemayer 9:12 PM PDT, August 27, 2015

Putting up with Internet trolls is part of every star's day-to-day life, but Zendaya Coleman draws the line when it comes to attacking family.

The 18-year-old singer took to Twitter recently to school some users who insulted her parents, posting an amazing, thought-provoking message.

The incident kicked off when someone tweeted a photo of Zendaya with her parents, Claire Stoermer and Kazembe Ajamu Coleman, writing, "They made a gorgeous ass child lol."

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Soon, a few other users chimed in calling her parents "ugly" and that they "would cry" if they had parents that looked like Zendaya's.

And that's when Zendaya decided to reach out and make sure those users who mocked her parents felt really, really bad about being jerks.

"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," Zendaya wrote next to a photo of herself and her parents smiling together. "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 dedicate their lives to teaching, cultivating and filling young shallow minds."

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But Zendaya wasn't going to stoop to the same name-calling level as the people she was calling out. Instead, she decided to lead by example.

"So 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."

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This isn't the first time the Disney star had an eloquent response that put a critic in their place. In February, Zendaya took Giuliana Rancic to task when the Fashion Police host said her dreads made her look like she "smells like patchouli oil... or weed."

Check out the video below to see how Zendaya called Guiliana out for her "outrageously offensive" comments.