Zendaya isn't afraid to be outspoken, especially when it comes to issues that really matter to her!
The 19-year-old has called out Modeliste magazine for photoshopping her pictures and the Disney darling constantly schools people on race and cultural appropriation. She's super inspirational and not going to back down.
One person who knows this better than anyone is former E! News host Giuliana Rancic. ICYMI: The TV personality made an "ignorant slur" about the actress' dreadlocks look from the 2015 Oscars, and the teen was quick to shut her down.
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The musician told Complex magazine in their Women of Next Year 2016 issue that her Twitter response was a life lesson for herself as well as her critics, saying:
"It was a learning experience for myself and for everyone who read it. A lot of people don't realize that hair is a big thing for a lot of people, not just African-American women. It's something to be aware of and to be cautious of. So it was something that I really felt like I should speak on. There were so many women, of all races, that came up to me and were like, 'I really love what you said,' or 'I had my daughter read that.'"
Zendaya explained that she had her family in mind when she penned her response to the red carpet correspondent, adding:
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