Zendaya ignored the ancient adage about not engaging with trolls and stood up for a YouTuber being shamed on Twitter.
It started when a nightmare Twitter account called "Manstagram" posted this obnoxious comment about a YouTube makeup artist:
This is why our first date is running a mile around the track to see if you sweat the makeup off pic.twitter.com/UWxbK7Vwp5— Manstagram♻️ (@Manstagram_) June 8, 2015
My first reaction is that Sexist Twitter needs to clarify its terrible stance on women and makeup. I thought the party line was that women were supposed to wear extensive makeup all the time to appear flawless. Now, in addition, women are then going to be put through rigorous physical tests to try to undo all of that work, and are still supposed to look like they're wearing perfect makeup? There are so many layers. It's like Inception for misogyny.
Zendaya, the actress, singer, and defender of women everywhere, responded by showing how awesome she is whether she's wearing makeup or not.
Of course she looks great, but I'm sure Zendaya also doesn't care what the gross Manstagram mastermind thinks about how she looks, with or without makeup. This recent Instagram declaration backs up my theory:
The YouTuber in the original photo was grateful Zendaya had her back.
Women who stick up for women. Thank you @Zendaya and everyone else <3 i love you.— Shannon (Shaaanxo) (@xoShaaan) June 11, 2015
May we all aspire for our social media personas to be as true to ourselves as Zendaya's already is. And I wouldn't mind a more-than-occasional "preach moment."