Zendaya Coleman refused service in supermarket because of her skin tone

Updated On 08 Sep, 2016 Published On

Zendaya Coleman has claimed that she was refused service in a supermarket because of her skin tone. The 'Replay' singer took to Snapchat on Tuesday, posting a series of short videos, explaining the incident of visiting a branch of Vons, a supermarket chain in North America.

Video: Zendaya Coleman refused service because of her skin tone

”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." said the 20-year-old.

“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 USD 400! Long story short, there is so much progress to be done in our world.” she continued.


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Zendaya then corrected herself later in a video, saying that 'throw' would be a strong word when the store clerk actually only tossed it toward her. “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,” she said. 


 Zendaya was originally named Chendaya, but her dad is a fan of Z’s so he switched the first letters.


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In the end, however, Zendaya got her gift cards thanks to the store manager who came and helped her. ”You know what it’s all love! You know, may she go on to have a wonderful life. Yo, shout out the manager for coming and helping – I got my gift cards!”

This isn't the first time Zendaya has talked about racially inconsiderate people. Just 3 months ago, the former 'Shake It Up' actress revealed that she fired her publicist over her black girl remark.