Zendaya sent off a series of Snapchats yesterday alleging she was the victim of racism when an "extremely rude" supermarket clerk refused to sell her $400 in gift cards, and even went as far as throwing her wallet back at her. "You can't make this shit up," she says.
The KC Undercover star, who previously has had to defend herself against random acts of racism, as well as body shaming, began Snapping from the parking lot of the Vons grocery where the incident took place.
"So we just got out of this Vons, and I'm like, trying to buy a lot of gift cards... but the lady who was helping us, I don't think she was a huge fan of our skin tone.... she was like, you cant afford this, is how she looked at me."
"She was rude," explains Zendaya's male friend who was with her at the time.
"Extremely," confirmed Zendaya. "In fact, I recall her not trying to help us at all, and then throwing my wallet."
"This is what we deal with," says the 20-year-old star.
And then her male friend adds, "because we're black."
Zendaya went on to demonstrate how the clerk "tossed" her wallet back at her, then proceeded to help the next person in line as though she wasn't there.
According to People, a manager was able to help her out with the gift cards, but that wasn't the biggest problem here.
"Long story short," Zendaya concludes, "there's so much progress to be done in our world."