Actress Zendaya revealed a racist interaction with a store clerk on her Snapchat yesterday. The lead actress on Disney’s “K. C. Undercover” shared that a less-than-helpful supermarket worker refused her service allegedly because of her skin tone.
On the temporary video and photo app Tuesday, the actress and her male friend visited Vons. The western U.S. store chain sells gift cards, and Zendaya wanted to purchase several of them.
“So we just got out of this Vons. Now, I’m trying to buy a lot of gift cards,” the singer – whose mother is white and father is Black – shared. “There are certain limits and some things, which is understandable. OK, cool. But the lady that was helping us, I don’t think she was a huge fan of our skin tone.”
“I recall her not trying to help us at all, saying that we couldn’t buy the gift cards, and then throwing my wallet,” Zendaya continued. “I just can’t make this s— up.”
When the worker threw her pocketbook, it caused one of the “Spider-Man: Homecoming” actress’ cards to fall out.
“This is what we deal with…” the 20-year-old said before her friend added, “because we’re Black.”
Both were surprised that the woman accused them of not being able to provide enough funds to purchase $400 worth of gift cards.
“And she was like, ‘You can’t afford this’ was how she looked at me,” Zendaya said as her friend co-signed the assessment.
She later clarified the wallet was tossed rather than thrown.
According to the starlet, a manager was ultimately able to help her ring up the gift cards.
“Long story short, there’s so much progress to be done in our world,” she concluded toward the end of the video. “You know what? It’s all love. Maybe she’ll go on to have a wonderful life.”
See the series of clips below.