Zendaya Says A Store Clerk Refused To Serve Her Because Of Her ‘Skin Tone’ — How Awful!

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UPDATE 3:39 P.M. ET: A rep from Vons revealed to TMZ that the incident did not involve race. The store reportedly has a policy where a customer’s credit card can only be charged $200 for gift cards at a time — and the store manager accommodated the singer/actress’ request for $400 worth of gift cards.

Hmm.. We’ll see what Z has to say about this response!


This is just awful!

On Tuesday, Zendaya took to Snapchat to reveal she was refused service by a store clerk due to the color of her skin. WHAT??

In a series of short videos, the Disney darling explained how she was trying to purchase several gift cards from a store when a shop worker allegedly threw the up-and-comer’s wallet at her and refused to continue assisting. Whoa.

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In one clip, the Shake It Up alum explained:

“So we just got out of this Vons. Now I am trying to buy a lot of gift cards. There are certain limits or whatever so you can only by so much. But the lady that was helping us… I don’t think she was a fan of our skin tone.”

Whatever happened to service with a smile, right? The 20-year-old continued:

“She then threw my wallet. I can’t make this up! This is what we deal with! She literally threw my wallet and she was like, ‘You can’t afford this’. It was $400! Long story short, there is so much progress to be done in our world.”

Poor thing! Although, it appears Zendaya may’ve exaggerated the tale just a bit as she later took to SC and shared:

“It wasn’t like a throw it was like a toss with my cards still loose…my card fell on the scanner and she began helping other customers. You know what it’s all love!”

Hey, that still sucks! Being the ray of light she is, the K.C. Undercover actress ended the drama on a positive note as she concluded:

“Yo shout out the manager for coming and helping – I got my gift cards!”

Phew! Regardless, we have a feeling someone at Vons is going to get fired! Merp.

[Image via Zendaya/Instagram.]

Sep 7, 2016 9:14am PDT

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