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."
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."