Zendaya News: 'Spiderman' Reboot Star's Fiery Diss of Body Shaming by Julie Klausner

By Z.M., Parent Herald March 15, 04:29 am
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"Spiderman" reboot star Zendaya is butting heads with "Difficult People" actress Julie Klausner after the Disney celebrity was awarded the Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Female TV Star - Kids' Show. Reportedly, Zendaya received criticism from Julie Klausner over her thin physique.

Perez Hilton reports that Julie Klausner posted on Twitter a criticism of Zendaya over the "Spiderman" reboot star's noticeably skinny frame. "You don't have to have an eating disorder to attend the Kids' Choice Awards....but it helps," Klausner posted. "I will never stop criticizing celebs who perpetuate dangerous beauty standards for a generation of girls who grow up thinking they're fat."

According to US Weekly, Zendaya spoke about being a role model during her acceptance speech at the Kids' Choice Awards. Zendaya sent out a special thanks to parents, who allow their children to look up to the Disney star. Zendaya expressed how seriously she takes being their role model and considers her work as positive programming for the young.

Julie Klausner received a concerted response from Zendaya and her fans. Zendaya supposedly threatened to give Julie Klausner a similar lesson as what she gave Giuliana Rancic. The TV host suffered severe public bakclash after her comment about Zendaya during the E! Fashion Police segement for the Oscars in 2015. Zendaya told her fans to appreciate the bodies they see in the mirror, whether skinny or big.

Twitter banter aside, eating disorder is a serious issue that affects both males and females of all ages. New York Times reports that as many as 30 million men and women in the United States suffer from eating disorders.

Huffington Post relates that Project Heal co-founders Liana Rosenman and Kristina Saffran require as much as $30,000. This is one of the reasons only 10 percent of the 30 million individuals afflicted with eating disorders are able to get treatments.

In the meantime, Julie Klausner tried to reach out to Zendaya and her fans to say that they should not fight. Julie Klausner said that while she will not retract her statements to Zendaya, the comedienne stated that she will be more thoughtful with her comments in the future. Zendaya's supporters are not backing down at all despite the conciliatory statement of sorts that Julie Klausner sent the Disney star and her fans.

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