Comedienne Julie Klausner started an insane Twitter beef with Zendaya

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Zendaya is only 19 years old and she’s already a veteran of many social media beefs and controversies. To be fair to her, she’s almost always defending herself when someone else decides they have some kind of issue with her, her body, her hair or whatever else. There almost always seems like there’s a racial element too, like people would not be losing their minds trying to criticize her if she wasn’t a young woman of color (who rocks her own individual style).

Anyway, Zendaya attended the Kids Choice Awards this weekend and she took home the award for Favorite Female TV Star – Kids’ Show. Again, she’s 19 years old. So, 37-year-old actress/comedienne Julie Klausner decided to start some kind of beef with Zendaya. I really don’t understand this AT ALL. And who the hell is Julie Klausner? She’s the star of the Amy Poehler-produced Hulu show Difficult People. That’s why (some) people might know her. After Zendaya won her Kids Choice Award, Klausner decided to jump-start the beef, tweeting a link to Zendaya calling herself a role model and then going HAM.

Zendaya geared up in response, but at the end of the day, she only tweeted about it twice, just letting Klausner tweet herself into a corner.

And she just kind of left it at that. She retweeted some well-wishes and then ignored Klausner, which shows you that a 19-year-old has more maturity than a parched 37-year-old “comedienne.” Speaking of, I guess Klausner got what she wanted, which was attention. She spent the rest of her weekend fighting with Zendaya’s fans on Twitter and making ill-advised “jokes” – go here to see her Twitter feed. What is the purpose of all of this again? Why does this middle aged comedian feel the need to pick apart Zendaya?

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  1. Birdie says:

    “Do you really wanna be next?” “I will write another paragraph to educate you”
    Who does Zendaya think she is? She may have a point but her words seem cocky. Will she respond to every single negative comment about her?

    • Lizzie McGuire says:

      I really don’t know much about Zendaya aside from what is posted her, I like her fashion style so that’s about it. I took care of my 8 yo nephew this weekend & was obligated to watch Disney Channel. So Zendaya’s show comes up & let me tell you something, she’s awful actress sure it’s Disney but even back in the day Miley was at least watchable when she was Hannah Montana. My god I really never want to watch anything with her ever again.

      I’m glad she’s defending herself, I guess? Twitter needs to close or suspend celebrities’ accounts every time they start feuding or saying st-pid sh-t.

      • SnarkySnarkers says:

        “37-year-old actress/comedienne Julie Klausner” — 37!!!! HAHAHAHHAHAHA
        No girl. Shes at least pushing mid to late 40s. Leave the children alone Julie. Zendaya looks fine, no need to publicly shame the poor girl for being thin. If she really did have an eating disorder this is a terrible way to approach it you douchebag.

      • Christy says:

        We don’t encourage a lot of TV watching but my 9 year old and I like watching KC Undercover together. It’s cute. Compared to the rest of what’s out there for that age group I think it’s fine. I miss the shows of my youth though!

      • Original T.C. says:

        @FGVBHJN

        Sorry about that. It’s a Typo. I meant to say Z IS mixed race but will be seen as Black (Since some people refuse to acknowledge that a Black/White person is equally of both races. My point was young girls of color (especially Black or mixed with Black) are usually denied the right to be just children. They are treated like fair game adults versus little White girls; especially blonde ones are viewed as angelic and infantilized even up to mid 20′s.

        I was using Taylor Swift as a case and point. (Not picking ON Taylor). No one would be questioning her if she were in Z’s place. That is why cops shot to kill a 12 year old Black kid and physically tackled that teenaged Black girl for using a cell phone in class. As though she had a gun or a bomb in her hands.

        It’s a societal mentality that is so ingrained a 37- year old woman didn’t take a few steps to double check herself before calling a 19 year old a person with an eating disorder. Were Z 100% white with cute blonde curls this woman would have kept her thoughts to herself because she would be dragged by all her friends and colleagues in Hollywood for picking on a”kid”.

      • amunet ma'at says:

        @Orignal T.C.

        So much word to your post. Everything you said is so true and is why I already knew the question that this post posed.

    • AlmondJoy says:

      So out of all the ridiculous things that were said here you really have a problem with what the teenager said?

      “Who does Zendaya think she is?” An intelligent young woman who isn’t afraid to stand up for herself. This Julie woman definitely deserves to be schooled by Zendaya.

      • Kelly says:

        Intellegent? She seems like just just wants attention to me..

      • Nev says:

        WORD.

        If someone comes for someone they have every right to defend themselves. Hahahaha
        Go Zendaya!!!!!!

        Open field. Give it to them.

      • tifzlan says:

        “Will she respond to every single negative comment about her?”

        She posted TWO tweets in response to Who?-lie Klausner’s completely unnecessary and uncalled for attack on Zendaya and her body. Who does Klausner think SHE is? Yet, the 19-year-old is the one with the attitude problem.

        I see right through you, Birdie boo.

      • Santia says:

        ZENDAYA wants attention? Did you miss the part where SHE was attacked and bodyshamed by a troll?

      • Daria Morgendorffer says:

        @AlmondJoy +1! Of all the words written up above, it’s insane to me that anyone would really find fault with her response to someone mocking her body.

        Zendaya is ALWAYS classy, including in her response to this. I guess some people would find her more respectable if she would’ve just cowered and let some random “celebrity” attack her body for no reason whatsoever. She is naturally thin. The comedienne is is trying desperately to get her name in headlines for a Twitter war because it works for other celebs, so why not give it a shot.

      • jenn12 says:

        AlmondJoy, YES! So because she’s 19, that means she can’t school someone? There’s a37 year old acting like she got dropped on her head. She worries about eating disorders, but says she doesn’t care about the one she thinks Zendaya has? Then goes on to get racist about things? Claudette Colvin was fifteen when she schooled some racists on a bus; Ruby Bridges was six when she schooled some alleged adults. So sit down.

      • AlmondJoy says:

        Daria and Jenn12 I wish there was a like button for your comments! So much TRUTH. Can we send this whole thread to Julie?

      • HeyThere! says:

        Why does everyone pick on this girl? She seems like a pretty average 19 year old. She’s not out drunk or being insane. I was accused of starving myself by my overweight jr high gym coach. She knew nothing about me other than the hour she spent with me in gym class. I was so offended. My sister was also stick skinny. I wasn’t larger than a size 00 until 25 years old! Some people can’t help how big, or small, they are. So annoyed. Im still small after my first baby and I get so much side eye for it! People need to chill.

      • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

        Drop that knowledge jenn12!

      • jenn12 says:

        AlmondJoy, and ESE, back at you. If you’re 19 and can school someone, then age doesn’t matter. She’s an adult. This 37 year old needs to shut it. Now.

    • K says:

      A nearly 40 year old woman just started to attack her out of nowhere! Sorry but the question should be who the hell does Julie what ever her name is think she is?

    • IcyBlue says:

      The attention seeking “comedienne” picking on a 19 year old woman needed educating and she got educated, what is your problem with it?

    • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

      Ew. Do you even get the context of what she was saying or is it just, “How dare this uppity girl speak that way?!”

      The last time an adult woman made ridiculous comments about her she wrote an intelligent response educating her. That “Do you want to be next?” literally meant she was warning this woman she’s not going to play Twitter beef with her and will instead go the classier route. Hence her following tweets telling girls of all sizes to just be happy.

    • doofus says:

      cocky?…

      …or confident?

      kinda like a man being assertive and a woman being an aggressive b*tch?

      • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

        Exactly.

      • Otaku Fairy says:

        Yep. I wonder if a respected, older overweight white celebrity or feminist would be dismissed as a cocky attention-seeker who doesn’t know her place if she responded to some douchey male comedien or shock jock making ridiculous comments about her and her body like this.

      • Magnoliarose says:

        Absolutely the same.

    • Portugal the Stan says:

      Yes, thank you. Chick is annoying and it has nothing to do with race. Thanks for throwing that unnecessary little tid bit in there though.

      • Original T.C. says:

        She has a full face and flesh covering her bones, no sharp edges. None of us know her health status but superficial there is nothing about her that looks concerning. Additionally she appears to be the same height and body size as Taylor Swift whom as far as I know did not have this woman calling her a bad role model for her slim weight.

        And Taylor Swift is in her mid-20′s but is seen as 13. On the other hand Z is 19 but gets attacked by adult women as though she is in her 30′s. Young people of color are never allowed to be seen as children or young people whether 10 or 19. But White girls are always infantilized and over-protected.

        THAT is why these grown adult White women feel free to attack Z. She is not Mixed race (thus viewed as Black) and so not “seen” as being a human-being with feelings nor a woman at a vulnerable stage of self-esteem development. This is an actual thing and has been discussed by academics.

        P.S. Not implying that this jerk SHOULD have picked on Taylor’s body either. Naturally thin women exist, they are not aliens!

      • fgvbhjn says:

        You need to do some major research. Zendaya is MIXED RACE, her mom is white!
        And Taylor has had her fair share of body shaming, maybe you should research that too…

      • Liv says:

        Can we please stop with this nonsense that every woman in Hollywood is naturally thin? Zendaya doesn’t look naturally thin to me, I don’t know. Maybe she is, maybe she isn’t. Most of the people in the industry are forced to keep a strict diet though.

      • Snowflake says:

        I agree original T.C. on every single word. Swift has lost a lot of weight and is underweight, IMO, but you don’t see anyone saying that to her. My stepdaughter is mixed race and 21, has already been asked if she’s black or white. Lucky for her,people consider her pretty, so she probably doesnt get it as bad as other people. But She’s both! She shouldn’t have to choose one or the other.

      • stinky says:

        Skinny lanky teenagers certainly exist.
        Sorry (not sorry) if you weren’t one, Julie K.

    • Alex says:

      Ummmm some almost 40 year old picked a fight with a TEEN after she made a great speech at a kids awards show. She had every right to defend herself…whoever this person is needs to have a SEAT

    • Otaku Fairy says:

      Tone policing much? This lady came for her out of nowhere and somehow Zendaya is the annoying attention-seeker for being assertive?

    • Barnes says:

      “There almost always seems like there’s a racial element too, like people would not be losing their minds trying to criticize her if she wasn’t a young woman of color (who rocks her own individual style).” This comment is the exemplification of what Kaiser was saying.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      How is she seeking attention or responding to every negative comment made about her? She briefly replied to this onslaught of insults from a grown woman with two tweets. I admire her restraint.

      • Liv says:

        While I’m not picking sides in this ridiculous “fight” one could argue that Zendaya picks on every twitter-beef that aims at her. Not judging her, as far as I know she was right the last times, but I wouldn’t see her as the innocent part in all of this. Also she collaborated with Chris Brown, I’m done with her, whatever her motives are.

  2. my3cents says:

    Attention. See we’re talking about her.

  3. Pamspam says:

    37?

    • Jenns says:

      Yeah, is that a typo? Because the woman above was 37 about 15 years ago.

      And is 37 considered middle aged…?

      • Kitten says:

        I’m 37 and she looks a good 10-15 years older than me.

      • Soprana says:

        I’m in my mid 20s now…I certainly don’t like to think I’ll be considered middle-aged before I hit my 40s.

        Anyway, Team Zendaya

      • SnarkySnarkers says:

        I’m 35 and I HATE when people say middle aged but if you think about what middle aged is I’d say is accurate. 37 = 37 = 74. Not sure of the average life span now but i’d say 75 to 85 years old is about right. It sucks though :( I’m forever 23 in my mind lol. Also this hag is not 37, unless shes had a very very rough life of hard drinking and meth or something.

      • Magnoliarose says:

        Yeah she needs to get real because no way she is that close to my age.

      • Lex says:

        My nan is 97 and she still has an older sister who is 99 this year and an older brother who is 101 this year (and also a younger sister who is 90). My nan was born just after WW1 ended.
        Even despite their health issues, my other grandparents lived to 89 (nan) and 94 (pop). So hopefully I can stave off ‘middle age’ until I am at least mid 40s. We will see!

        Middle age is all relative though… when you retired at 55, all the markers were a lot earlier!

      • Clairej says:

        I am 37 and it freaked me out. Also looking at that lady and thinking we were the same age scared me. I do not feel as old as she looks there (only picture I have ever seen so could be a bad shot)

    • Crumpet says:

      Come on people, now you are doing the very thing you are accusing this woman of doing. Attacking a woman based on her appearance. Let’s do like Shendaya advised and embrace women of all ages and not use their appearance as fodder for put down.

    • Samtha says:

      No way is she 37. I’m getting ready to turn 36, and she looks like my mother.

      Also, 37 isn’t middle aged. (Waaahhhh)

    • cleveland girl says:

      That women is 50 plus years old. Absolutely.

  4. swak says:

    Grow up, Julie. Had no idea who you were until now. Sounds like your trying to get some attention for yourself.

    • Wentworth Miller says:

      My thoughts, exactly. And even after this, I still don’t know who she is.
      Funny how at the end, she felt the need to throw in the little this isn’t about race cuz I have black friends kind of thing, at the end.

      • Santia says:

        And then “joked” about Z “hating” Jews. Looks to me like this woman has deeply seeded issues.

  5. Kitten says:

    I cannot with this asshole—and make no mistake that is exactly what this woman is: a straight-up asshole. To me, THIS right here is body-shaming at its finest.

    You know you suck at life when you’re a 37-year-old grown-ass woman being SCHOOLED by a 19-year-old with more poise and grace than you’ll ever have.

    As I’ve said before, criticizing women’s bodies under the guise of concern is one of my biggest pet peeves. But this asshole took it a step further and actually MOCKED Zendaya’s physique for shits and giggles. I am so f*cking disgusted right now.

    • swak says:

      Honestly, I think Zendaya is naturally thin and pretty much has a dancer’s type body. I watched her as she grew up on Disney (through my grandchildren watching her shows) and she was always built this way. This woman is disgusting.

      • Mltpsych says:

        Exactly this. Zendaya is very tall and has always been thin, this is her body type.

      • Beckysuz says:

        Yes. My daughter has watched her on a couple Disney shows. She’s just a naturally tall thin girl. And I like her. She seems to carry herself with class and dignity. I don’t mind my daughter liking her. How childish for a grown woman to attack a young woman for no reason.

    • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

      This is the same ‘comedian’ who said she couldn’t wait till Blue Ivy was old enough for R.Kelly to pee on her, so this woman is basically creepy and nuts.

      • Esther says:

        she seems to have a problem with people of color.

      • doofus says:

        wait…she said WHAT? Jesuspleaseus…that IS both creepy and nuts.

        amy poehler, come get your girl…

      • Kitten says:

        Ugh. I remember her now….so no surprises here, I guess.

        What an utterly vile woman.

      • Daria Morgendorffer says:

        Oh wow. I didn’t know anything about the Blue Ivy/R. Kelly joke. So in other words she isn’t funny at all and desperately wants a scandal and/or to be known as shocking. Anyway… Let’s hope she fades back into obscurity.

      • Magnoliarose says:

        Ewww she is a gross human being.

      • I Choose Me says:

        How could anyone say that about a child? How? Jaysus jumping Kerist. What is wrong with people?

      • pinetree13 says:

        I agree Esther…why is she always targeting black people?

      • jmacky says:

        immediately what i thought of when i read this—Julie Klausner used to do recaps for Vulture and has always zeroed in on someone she is jealous of/super hates as the basis for her “humor.” she has some really creepy ideas about race, beauty and humor—this beef with a young woman is just going to implode in her face. after the Blue Ivy incident, her show Difficult People on Hulu tanked–it had been heavily promoted and then just evaporated–it’s almost like she’s making an industry out of being nasty to young women of color. digging her own grave. she’s an insecure bully—why young people are her targets i don’t get???

    • hmm says:

      This woman is an asshole and was extremely unkind. However, I don’t think it’s fair to say that everyone who makes comments about the bodies of women in the media is criticizing them under the ‘guise’ of concern. Some people are assholes, but some people are also just genuinely concerned.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        She didn’t say that no one who makes comments about the bodies of women in the media is genuinely concerned. She just said she hates it when people pretend to be concerned and they aren’t. And this woman is a prime example.

      • Naddie says:

        You’re right. This one, for example, is an asshole.

    • pinetree13 says:

      Yeah I was the same size when I was a TEENAGER! Many teenagers are gangly and thin and disproportionate. Also, when I was a teen and people would make ‘eating disorder’ jokes I would get really offended. Teens are more sensitive about these things than adults are. So for an adult to pick on a teen’s body is AWFUL.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I agree, Kitten. It’s like she hates her. And I don’t even find Zendaya to be thin enough to be concerned anyway. Wtf is she even talking about?

  6. OrigialTessa says:

    This is so gross. Poor Zendaya. But she needs to stop responding to it. Every young starlet EVER gets called too thin by some schmo at some point. You just have to ignore it sometimes.

    • Kitten says:

      I don’t think she should ignore it. I think she should be applauded for standing up for herself in such a positive, graceful, articulate way. I really admire her.

      • K says:

        I admire her too the only reason I can see ignoring it as the right advice is then this idiot doesn’t get attention that she wants. The second Zendaya responds she gave the troll what it wanted.

        That being said she handles these unnecessary and unprovoked attacks with a lot of class and grace so either approach is a good one.

    • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

      I think that idea only works for some celebs. Sadly based on her short career so far I think Zendaya will be someone who will have to be defending herself often and will not have the option of ignoring.

      I also think it’s better she doesn’t always ignore (especially when it’s a series of tweets like this) because if she does it sets up this precedent that it’s okay to attack her because – too thin, weed and hair, other ridiculous excuse.

      • Kitten says:

        She’s a young woman with a young female fan base who follow and look up to her. That might not have been the role she would have chosen for herself, but it’s the role that she now has.

        This woman made Zendaya’s body into a JOKE, into a punchline, and she’s supposed to ignore it? I don’t get it. We applauded Ashley Graham for standing up to Cheryl Tiegs but Z shouldn’t say anything?

        Many commenters here have talked about being teased or mocked for being thin. Young women who may share Zendaya’s body type need to know that there’s nothing wrong with them. I honestly don’t get people who are criticizing Z (not here but up-thread) implying that she enjoys the attention. To me, I see her as standing up for herself and setting an example for her fan base.

      • K says:

        She handles it well; so I don’t think she should ignore I just hate that this woman got the attention she was seeking.

      • Magnoliarose says:

        She has to stand up because there are plenty of people who think making fun of skinny people or accuse them of starving or having an eating disorder is ok. For one eating disorders are very serious and can cause life long damage or even death.
        Zendaya is her size and shouldn’t have to apologize for it or be held responsible for other people’s weight concerns or issues.

    • Cran says:

      @ OrigialTessa If I’m understanding this post correctly Zendaya was attacked out of the blue by a woman 20 years older than her for being too thin. Attacked by this woman who says she cares about the young women who will try to emulate Zendaya THEN says she does not care about Zendaya (you remember the girl she is talking about) or if she eats. So Zendaya tweets twice & only one of those directly responds to Julie and you feel Zendaya needs to stop?

      Ummm. Maybe Julie needs to realize she is 37 years old & looks ridiculous trying to start issues with a 19 year old. It sounds as if Zendaya handled things quite well.

    • lucy2 says:

      Most of the time I’d agree, just ignore it, it’s sad trolls desperate for attention. But this goes a little bigger, so I think she was right to respond, and did it well.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Same here. I usually think ignoring it is best, but I like that she responded to this witch.

    • Otaku Fairy says:

      She didn’t just shame her for her body, but also came for her from the role model/feminist angle over it, so I think it’s good Zendaya responded. (Even though it got this lady the attention she wanted).

  7. BendyWindy says:

    The thing that kills me is that Z is 19. At that age, many young women don’t even do anything to be that thin. They’re young with fast metabolism sand having fun. Hell, I looked like that at 19. Saying she has an eating disorder or implying that she does is straight up rude.

    • Greenieweenie says:

      That’s what I was thinking too. So many girls are thin like that–my brothers were too at that age until drinking caught up with them. Just don’t see how it’s appropriate for a grown adult to publicly criticize a teenager’s weight without knowing a thing about them.

    • Naya says:

      This exactly. I mean I would still be disgusted by this Julie woman if Zendaya was 40, but arent the vast majority of people slimmer when they are young adults? She hasnt had kids, sedentary life is still a few years away, her metabolism is still excellent, she comes from slender stock and she has access to “smart living” guidance; how else would her body look like?

    • Kitten says:

      But this is why people need to STFU about woman’s bodies, PERIOD. I’m so freakin tired of people making assumptions about a woman’s health and lifestyle based on their physique.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Totally agree. When I was her age, I was very thin and I ate four meals a day. I just had a great metabolism. It abandoned me shortly thereafter, but I would have been hurt and confused if someone had attacked me this way.

    • mee says:

      she looks very normal thin to me. no issue here and i don’t understand what that comedienne was going on about – strange and sad that the 37 yr old adult seems so much more immature than the 19 year old.

  8. Melody says:

    I think you meant to put the quotes around 37 instead of comedienne.

  9. Kelly says:

    Ha whatever this dumb girl needs to be taken down a notch.
    What is her talent? Other than being annoying?
    She really is beautiful though and I do love her style.

    • AlmondJoy says:

      May I ask what’s so annoying about her?

      Sidenote: I find it very offensive when a woman, especially one of color, is told she should be “taken down a notch.” As if she doesn’t deserve to be praised or in the position she’s in. As if she shouldn’t have the right to speak up about things.

      • The Original Mia says:

        Thank you, AlmondJoy. She’s 19 and is defending herself against people commenting on her life and looks, but she’s the one that needs to be taken down because she’s not going to put up with their sh&t.

      • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

        Well Mia as a young woman (I won’t even get into the women of color part) she’s supposed to be in a constant state of desperately trying to please and absolutely humble without confidence. That’s how we like our young girls. Don’t be too loud, proud, or happy. Don’t be visible. Don’t make your thoughts and opinions known. Just smile and be quiet only when we want to see you.

      • Portugal the Stan says:

        Oh sweetie. I’m has nothing to do with race. You aren’t helping your cause by jumping to conclusions like that.

      • AlmondJoy says:

        Portugal, we can already see what your “cause” is. You’ve made that very clear by your comment up above. Your tone is also very condescending. Goodbye.

      • Asiyah says:

        Say it again, AlmondJoy. D*mn skippy.

      • Sasha says:

        Agree about it being offensive when people of color are told to “take it down a notch.” It reeks of a coded way to say stop being so uppity.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Portugal, you are quite transparent. Sweetie.

    • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

      …yeah, that dumb girl, attending an awards show she was invited to and then tweeting positive messages for girls of all sizes to love themselves.

      How dare she? 😑 It sounds like you and Julie are mad about the same thing and it’s got nothing to do with Zendaya.

    • Naya says:

      Her talents are singing and acting. And also being able to distill feminist concepts into words that her fans, peers and dumbass adult women can grow from.

    • Cloud says:

      You do not publicly body shame a person you have never met, this so called 37 year old woman sounds like a complete bully. If she’s so concerned about weight issues why the hell doesn’t she try and do something about it instead of picking on someone. Why exactly does she need to be taken down a notch?

    • Collette says:

      Yeah you know ,those people,like Zendaya needs to be “taken down a notch”.Who does she think she is? A singer/actress who has thoughts,views,opinions,etc on topics besides fashion.
      How annoying
      #sarcasm

    • Asiyah says:

      Why does this dumb girl need to be taken down a notch? WHY? Explain.

    • littlemissnaughty says:

      Yes, a 19-year-old girl needs to be taken down a notch. Sure. Because teenage girls of color are society’s problem. You need to re-think some sh*t, I’m not even kidding.

    • Otaku Fairy says:

      Why is she a ‘dumb girl who needs to be taken down a notch?’ Is it the combination of her being a young rich girl, backlash from the “WAAAH! I’m so tired of political correctness” crowd, and the fact that she doesn’t do a good job being a passive little doormat?

    • Nancy says:

      People are acting like this girl is the first daughter. She may as well learn early to take hits if she wants to survive in this business. This “news” item will disappear in the next 24 hour cable news cycle. She’ll be fine, calm down. It’s when you’re not getting talked about in Hollywood that you have a problem. Now she is the big cheese!

      • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

        It’s because like Kaiser brought up Zendaya is pretty damn inoffensive. She tweets positive messages, she makes insights into race and she keeps to herself. Yet in spite of that she gets targeted repeatedly and there’s always an aspect of someone trying to take away her joy. Even many of the comments here have people gleefully saying, “She needs to be taken down a peg.”

        A peg from what?

      • Nancy says:

        I don’t know. I didn’t realize other than Fashion Police people even spoke of her outside the teenaged world. What the women did was absolutely wrong. Maybe she has mental issues or something else is going on in her life. I am not defending her by any means, but read these comments. She is an adult yes, but adults on this site have been relentless. They’ve attacked her looks, her age…I’ll go back to looks. Had she been a beauty, would she have been attacked so maliciously. The girl will be fine as I stated before, it’s the comedian who has jumped into the hate pool and has to work her way out, if possible for saying a kid is too skinny. Most young girls would love that comment! JK, this has just gotten out of hand.

    • Bunnybun says:

      Yeah, how dare she “sass” that woman, Kelly.

  10. Greenieweenie says:

    This is just yet another way of telling a woman that her appearance is the most important thing about her. Everyone ages differently. Some girls are stick thin and stay that way until college, when they start to fill out. Others have baby fat that they grow out of later. Still others just stay the same size…why is this news? Eating disorders are more prevalent in women but that doesn’t mean every thin woman has one. I so dislike anyone who reduces a woman to her appearance.

  11. Circe says:

    Parched and jealous.

    • SammyHagar says:

      While Zendaya is thirsty and insufferably sanctimonious.

      • choco says:

        How’s zendaya the thirsty one when this almost 40years old was insulting her, sent some many tweets and spend the evening arguing with fans? Or is Z not allowed to respond?

        I thought her answer was classy.

        And I hate when people body shame, then pretend they’re only looking for your well being, bitch you don’t know me.

      • doofus says:

        and I’m wondering about “sanctimonious”. how, pray tell, is she being sanctimonious? that usually means that people are being hypocritical in some way about their piousness or righteousness.

        it’s not like she bashed other women’s bodies and then this.

        it’s not like she goes after people, starting fights on twitter and then this.

        so, I’m having trouble seeing the “sanctimonious” part.

  12. AnotherDirtyMartini says:

    And I just unfollowed Julie Klausner on Twitter. Boo, Julie!

  13. OGBklynGirl says:

    Who?….

  14. Lucy says:

    #weallwinning. Love it! And, regardless of what you may think of her work as an actress/singer/dancer, why on Earth shouldn’t she stand up for herself?

    • Mia4s says:

      This is the thing. I’ve seen the girl act, she’s dreadful. But body criticism is completely unnecessary.

      The problem with social media is that too many of these Disney girls are crazy famous before they try to transition to adult roles. All the while being pretty terrible at their chosen craft. They get more attention than they deserve. A quiet few years developing and training would help.

  15. LAK says:

    I love Julia Klausner. She’s funny as hell and very well read. She wrote/writes that Amy Peohler sit-com. She isn’t just a gun for hire.

    She’s the reason I read Vulture.com religiously, and her recaps of RHOBH, before she quit, are legendary.

    I’m so disappointed by this twitter feed.

    • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

      Can you kinda explain this because it feels like it comes out of left field?

      Usually I give comedians a bit of room to crack wise but she seems to struggle with the ‘funny’ part of Twitter and just comes off angry. If the ‘joke’ was Hollywood bodies she could have chosen a better example than a 5’10 19 yr old vegetarian.

      • LAK says:

        Eternal side eye: I wish I could. Her comedy is always dry, sarcastically pointed and never without context. And generally very funny.

        I will say that Julie quit writing her articles when she sold the sitcom. She also wrote a book that’s currently in development for TV or Film. She’s knee deep in Hollywood BS, of which body shaming is an everyday occurrence especially if you aren’t the smaller sized model. Perhaps Zendaya was the straw that broke the camel’s back that day.

        Even so, as a thin person myself, subjected to thin bashing, eat-a-burger, you-must-be ill/anorexic/bulimic, barbs all the time, i’m disappointed that Julie Klausner went there, whether or not Zendaya was the final straw.

        This twitter feed doesn’t feel like a joke, but a rant.

    • Insomniac says:

      Ahhh, that’s where I know Klausner from. Those recaps were hilarious. Julie, what the hell happened to you?

    • Keaton says:

      My feeling too. :( I really don’t get it.
      She claims to care about young girls dealing with unfair beauty standards. So she attacks a young girl that she is implying might have an eating disorder? What? Huh? How does that make sense?

      I don’t know if she even thought this through. It’s neither funny nor clever nor interesting. It’s just a long weird terrible rant.

      I do think Zendaya sounds a little cocky but under the circumstances – GOOD FOR HER. Julie’s attack was totally out of left field. I’m glad Zendaya stood up for herself with confidence and class.

    • mee says:

      she sounds very bitter and jealous of this pretty young woman. our metabolisms aren’t the same when we’re older, but deal with it and don’t take it out on young women almost half your age!

  16. The Eternal Side-Eye says:

    Beyond gross.

    This was on so many levels of yuck and the fact this woman basically picked her and said, “Well she doesn’t LOOK healthy. (Hey! There’s that awesome concern trolling we all love so much!) and it’s about the young girls she’s influencing and that THEY don’t get an eating disorder because of her. But I don’t actually care what Zendaya eats or if she’s healthy and something something Jew Jokes.” is actually disturbing to me.

    It’s like she was sitting at home angry and drunk and saw Zendaya while flipping through the tv channels.

    • Marty says:

      Funny how she didn’t go after Taylor Swift the same way, who is the same height and around the same size- you know, for the children.

    • Greenieweenie says:

      Plus I think this kinda feeds into gross Instagram trends where a skinny girl eating a burger is hashtagged bitchudidnoteatthat. It’s just so inane. It’s this scrutiny on women’s bodies that feeds into this conversation around women always focused on appearance. A thin woman eating a burger is not commentary on somebody else’s weight problems. A thin teenager is not a poster child for an eating disorder. I think everyone needs to mind their own business–and at the same time, people need to stop worrying what strangers think about them. I guess I think social media needs to stop being social media, haha.

  17. K says:

    Ok so here is my opinion on Z size, she does look very thin which could be natural or could be the pressures of Hollywood and something to look at it is hard to tell from a picture. That being said its not something to be addressed on Twitter. If Julie cared about this at all and wasn’t trolling for attention she’d figure out a way to address this with her personally- she privately reach out to her and check on her.

    If she is also concerned about little girls thinking their is only one idea of beauty and it’s skinny then instead of attacking Z making claims she can’t back up, she should show a range of women that span body types and ethnicities and talk about how beautiful they are.

    I don’t know if Z has a problem or this is her natural state but we do know that being unreasonably thin is a huge problem in Hollywood and it should be address and I don’t think attacking a woman for her size makes it better I think it just makes the problem worse.

    • Kitten says:

      “I don’t know if Z has a problem or this is her natural state”

      You don’t know.
      I don’t know.
      NONE of us know.

      And frankly, it’s none of our damn business.

      I appreciate what you said but about women feeling pressure to be unreasonably thin but we don’t fix systemic issues by targeting individuals and trying to make an example out of them. That never works. And judging by your comment, I think you agree with me.

      You know, we only ever do this to women, never to men, and I am so sick of it. Women’s bodies do not exist for us to comment on and to scrutinize. It’s presumptuous and disgusting to assume that we can judge a woman’s healthiness based on her size. As I said, people came out in droves to defend Ashley Graham (and I was one of them BTW) saying that only her doctor can say whether she’s healthy or not so why don’t we extend that courtesy to Z?

    • nina says:

      Look at her wrists and her face. She is obviously naturally thin.
      if she was starving herself to look thin her face would look gaunt first of all and she would not look as healthy as she does.
      She’s also quite tall like taylor swift. In fact they have similar body types, there’s a word for it but I forgot.

    • Otaku Fairy says:

      Plus she’s a dancer. I wouldn’t automatically assume she’s ‘starving herself skinny’.

  18. Jenni says:

    The problem with Zendaya is that she wants to be black on monday, white on sunday, and asian on friday. It’s confusing and it can be annoying.

    • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

      …what kind of ’1950′s Pleasantville I like my minorities cliched to hell and back’ black hole did that comment come out of?

      Please do inform me how one ethnicity hops?

    • doofus says:

      so, she’s embracing all aspects/pieces of her ethnicity? how dare she.

    • Santia says:

      And what the heck does that have to do with YOU? Z is bi/multi-racial. She can express however she wants to.

    • AlmondJoy says:

      This comment makes zero sense. Furthermore, she IS black and white. And what does this have to do with what Julie Klausner said?

      I swear this site used to be frequented by intelligent people. Goodness. The trolls are out and about.

      • Kitten says:

        SMDH. This thread is particularly nasty. I do not understand why this beautiful, intelligent, strong-minded young woman brings out the ire in people.

      • AlmondJoy says:

        Kitten, I’m in shock. I do not understand what’s happening here.

      • Marty says:

        Nothing like going into a thread on how a grown ass white woman is coming for a biracial teenager, then to see comments explaining why she deserved to. Smh…. I don’t even want to get into the racist “jokes” the comedian went into to defend herself.

      • stella alpina says:

        The trolls are certainly here on this thread. I’ve been reading Celebitchy for the last 6 years (used to comment frequently in the past, using another name before someone else decided to use the same screen name).

        Anyway, seems like Jenni, Birdie, Kelly, and Portugal the Stan are new here. I’ve never seen their names before today, but oh, how interesting that the first impression they want to display is the nasty attitude of “blaming the victim”.

        Trolls are sooo transparent . . . and thirsty for attention like this obscure Klausner fool.

      • AlmondJoy says:

        Marty- exactly. It’s just ridiculous. Honestly idk why I even allow myself to get fired up like this. Very annoyed at this whole thing.

        Stella- so true. I noticed this as well. I don’t recognize these posters at all.. They seem to have just come out the blue.

      • AlmondJoy says:

        Marty- exactly. It’s just ridiculous. Honestly idk why I even allow myself to get fired up like this. Very annoyed at this whole thing.

        Stella- so true. I noticed this as well. I don’t recognize these posters al all.. They seem to have just come out the blue.

      • Alarmjaguar says:

        Seriously, what is going on!?

      • Marty says:

        I understand AlmondJoy, I don’t even know this woman and I want to fight her, lol not really. But honestly, s**t like this gets old.

      • Nancy says:

        This women should talk to Cameron, seems overtly emotional….menopause? She’s been too hard on herself!!! Zendaya gets the Taylor Swift mom pity, so it probably gives her a little more attention than usual. Truthfully I don’t even know who she is other than from fashion police which I thought was absurd. Look at Arianna, Selena, etc, they’re tiny…..please take the high road and stay quiet. That will annoy the crazy one more. Don’t want to get a rep of being in twitter wars on a regular, even if you’re not to blame.

      • Izzy says:

        Ladies, let’s just keep doing what we do, and call out the trolls. They don’t like the light. 😀

    • Cran says:

      I think you must have meant Miley Cyrus.

    • K says:

      Do you mean she wants to be HER?!?!?! My god the horror she wants to be the fully faceted complex person she is and it might not fit into your narrow views.

    • Jusek says:

      And Monday you chose to be rude and ignorant while every day Zendaya is just being herself.

    • Collette says:

      Zendaya is a mixed(Black/White) young lady who identifies as Black.She is no different than President Obama,Halle Berry,Alicia Keyes,etc who all have White Mothers and identify as Black.When has she ever claimed to be Asian?

      Let me go get some coffee or I am going to start “reading” some people.I am trying to be good…

    • kri says:

      @Jenni..I noticed your just dumped your load of..poison and sauntered away. Stay there.

    • Asiyah says:

      Even if this were the case, what does that have to do with Julie’s tweets? Because that’s not what Julie was talking about. Thanks for playing, really. NICE TRY.

    • lucy2 says:

      What exactly is “confusing” about her? She’s the same person every day.

    • HK9 says:

      So what about all those white people who give their ethnicity as Scottish and Irish and Polish, or French and German ? Should all those people just choose one to help you keep things straight? She’s biracial and gets to be as human as all the other people on the planet.

    • Alarmjaguar says:

      There is no problem with Zendaya! The problem clearly lies with this “comedian” and frankly, your inability to understand that someone can exist in multiple categories.

    • littlemissnaughty says:

      Honey, if a bi-racial (or multi-racial) teenager is too much for you, you have have problems that have nothing to do with this young woman.

    • Otaku Fairy says:

      You mean she changes up her hair just like celebrities of every race? Shocking!

      • soirise says:

        The only difference being they are all culturally appropriating no doubt – she gets to wear a Dred WIG and start having a go at people who make hippy comments, despite the fact that Dred wigs are really bloody insulting to Rasta’s

      • AlmondJoy says:

        Soirise: She had faux locs, not a dread wig. They are simply box braids with hair wrapped around them and they’re a protective style. It wasn’t a wig.

      • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

        Except it wasn’t about the hippy comments.

        It was about a black/biracial girl wearing her hair in a way that is perfectly natural for her and being told she suddenly met all these stereotypes for being associated with weed but a white girl wearing her hair in the same way was praised as being fashionable and cool.

        Zendaya chose to take the high road by reminding Rancic and others that their comments effect more than her. That she chose to wear her hair that way to honor her family and not in some weak attempt to look hood and was made into a joke because of it.

        At this point I half expect to see an article about afro’s featuring nothing but white people since there’s such an effort being made to eliminate black women from aspects of their natural culture and replace them with whites.

      • AlmondJoy says:

        Eternal: have you seen the article about the “boxer braids” that the Kardashians “invented”? 🙄

      • Santia says:

        @AlmondJoy – You’re gonna get me windmilling someone! Where is this article, so I can leave some choice comments under it??

    • Magnoliarose says:

      If Jenni is still around I’d love to visit this magical land where we can choose to change our race on any given day. I was thinking I’d be black on Thursdays and Asian on Tuesdays just to mix it up some.

    • Luxe says:

      This is seriously so offensive. I can’t remember ever seeing such an ignorant comment here before.

  19. kri says:

    I’m a Z fan. I have been for awhile now. But even if I wasn’t, I would think Klausner was crazy to come out at her like she did-and for NO reason. Z is very, very tall and her natural body type is quite slim. By no means do I think she (or any other woman whose body type is the same) should be shrieked at by some weird harpy about causing eating disorders. And for those posters upthread who said “Who does she think she is”? Let me tell you. She is a young actress who was attacked for no reason, so she clapped back. She showed alot of restraint in her response. This Klausner person sounds like an obnoxious a-hole. Z has shown class and integrity time and again. this time was no different.

  20. Pmnichols says:

    Something about this kid always bugged me. I don’t know what it is. Felt the same way about Dana Plato in the eighties. Just annoyed me.

  21. Susan says:

    Good lord, this woman is out of line. Never mind the shaming, Zendaya doesn’t even look unhealthy or too thin to me for a 19 year old and she has *always* looked like this. She is tall and slim, what would be called coltish in literary terms and it’s gorgeous. She has the same body type as Taylor Swift and I don’t hear criticism that she is starving herself. In fact, Taylor was much slimmer like Zendaya when she was still in her teens. It’s part of the age.

    I would say to this comedian, There are some people in the world who have naturally model stick thin and long legs, you know. The problem is with people who aren’t naturally this and try to emulate that look through unhealthy methods. And chill

  22. word says:

    Zendaya looks healthy to me. She’s super tall and young. What this lady’s problem? What now everyone has to be “curvy” to be accepted? LOL seriously.

  23. Beckysuz says:

    I do find it really annoying when women assume thin girls have eating disorders. My daughter is tall and skinny, and would be regardless of her diet. That’s just how she is built. Her dad eats junk food constantly and he’s always been thin. I think making fun of a girl (or woman’s) body, no matter the size, is not ok. I would be upset if people were telling my daughter to “eat a cheeseburger” as if there is something wrong with her natural healthy self.

    Anyways Zendaya is 19. Loads of 19 year olds are skinny. And she’s above average in height. Leave the poor girl alone. She shouldn’t have to worry about YOUR opinion of HER body. Honestly I doubt she does

  24. Cici says:

    Once again this young lady has to school a GAW. SMH. What people will do for a little attention on social media. Zendaya looks beautiful as usual and is a great example of a class act for all girls and women.

  25. KiddVicious says:

    Team Zendaya all the way. She’s a classy young woman.

    If that comedienne did this for attention it’s not working. I’ve already forgotten her name and she’s not worth me scrolling up to look.

  26. Carmen says:

    She jealous because she know Zendaya makes her look like a bag lady.

  27. kate says:

    does zendaya even do anything besides start fights with people for attention? that’s literally all i know her for. i mean clearly zendaya thinks she’s changing something but all she’s doing is making everything worse. i mean that “white feminism” comment is the biggest coppout ever. also it’s pretty clear she is anorexic.

    • word says:

      Did you even read the story? Zendaya didn’t start the twitter war and she didn’t mention anything about “white feminism”. Julie attacked Zendaya for no reason, Zendaya defended herself. The “white feminism” part was tweeted by some other twitter user.

    • Otaku Fairy says:

      Zendaya so far isn’t known to ‘start fights’ with people, With both this Klausner lady and Rancic, the older women initiated. Zendaya responds, but without being problematic or verbally abusive, and makes valid points. And no Kate, responding to other people’s assholery in a smart, non-abusive way is not ‘making things worse.’

      Also, saying someone is ‘clearly anorexic’ JUST because they’re thin ( we don’t even know what she weighs. She could weigh a little bit more than some of the women concern-trolling her because she’s tall. 120 on a woman who is 5′ 10 looks very different from 120 on a woman who is 5’1″.) is about as logical as saying someone is clearly a diabetic binge-eater who never exercises just because they’re thicker.

    • Asiyah says:

      Zendaya didn’t start this fight. Kate, read before commenting on a story.

    • I Choose Me says:

      Somewhere a bridge is missing it’s TROLL.

    • Magnoliarose says:

      Thin does not mean eating disorder. That is a huge assumption and unfair.

    • fgvbhjn says:

      Anorexia is a mental disorder, dont tell me you got x-ray vision, girl?

  28. Otaku Fairy says:

    “I will never stop criticizing celebs who perpetuate dangerous beauty standards for a generation of girls who grow up thinking they’re fat.”

    Can we PLEASE retire the old “This woman is perpetuating the idea that all women must do/be x and promoting y tragedy just by existing publicly as a woman who is/does z” argument with women and their bodies? Zendaya isn’t promoting eating disorders or teaching that a woman’s worth is based on a beauty standard just by existing publicly as a dancer with a lean body. It’s not like she went around belittling other women for their weight, telling people that being thin and beautiful is everything, or asking to be made into anybody’s thinspo. If pro-ana and pro-mia sites are holding her up as some sort of thinspiration and there are people doing unhealthy things to be thin, that’s sad ad they need help for their eating disorders, but their behaviors can’t be blamed on Zendaya. This person’s comments are no better than that Chrissy Whatever’s comments about Ashley Graham.

    • Zaytabogota says:

      Exactly, it’s like trying to blame a chubbier person for promoting obesity, it’s absurd and offensive. People are what they are, we’re all different, it’s nobody else’s business to judge another unless they’re openly promoting dangerous habits, a body is not promotion of anything.

    • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

      That part disgusted me the most because it’s so clearly an excuse for her actions. If you’re a bad comedian and your joke sucked then fine, accept it and move on. If you’re suffering from a little micro-aggression because a young black girl is doing well then that’s unfortunate for you, move on.

      But please don’t play us all stupid by attacking one young lady and then going, “But no, really this is for YOU guys. I’m just so worried about YOUR self esteem and health.” Then to turn right back around and say you don’t care what Zendaya eats or if she was healthy followed by a joke about Jews. Ugh.

      This is why I judge when some comedians whine about how it’s hard to do college tours because everyone’s so ‘sensitive’ these days. Sometimes a bad joke is a bad joke and people aren’t going to laugh because you desperately resort to some weak work out material about Jews or women or whatever this lady’s goal is.

  29. Jayna says:

    How bizarre. I was so skinny as a kid and slender as a teenager and my sister also and now her daughter. But her daughter is very tall for her age and very long legs, so the thinness really shows even more. She’s adorable and no eating disorder. Just young and genetics and fast metabolism. She will fill out more in her 20s. When did thin only equate to eating disorder? Zendaya is young. Why is it abnormal that she’s a slender girl? She has an adorable figure. She is not the size of Guilianna’s elbow. How silly.

  30. Zaytabogota says:

    She looks like a perfectly healthy, normal sized teenage girl to me. Society has become so obese as normal in many areas that people have forgotten what normal is. Beautiful young woman. This person is just targeting her because she wants attention. Bore off, nobody knows who you are or cares.

  31. Braly says:

    But she looks lovely? She just seems naturally rangy and slim? This is odd. Well not odd. Desperate and a little sad. Ooof.

  32. drnotknowitall says:

    This is so ridiculous. First, there is no indication that the young woman has an eating disorder. She may be naturally that thin. Second, if the young woman does in fact have an eating disorder, bullying her and humiliating her is absolutely not the right thing to do. An eating disorder is a health problem of serious concern. Shaming someone for having an eating disorder is totally unacceptable.

  33. pinetree13 says:

    Wow, and I’m saying this as a white person, I am quite shocked at the BARELY disguised racism of so many of the commentors here. It’s interesting so many are saying she shouldn’t have responded….but would you be saying that if she were white? It seems very much to me like people are being extra hard on Z who is a CHILD by my personal definition. Seems very consistent with how black teenagers are expected to behave and have the maturity of adults but young white people in their 20′s are allowed to be ‘childish’. A troubling racial double-standard.

  34. Rockin Robin says:

    When a 37 year old woman has to pick on a 19 year old girl its sad. Obviously the woman wants attention. I hope Zendaya continues to read these losers for filth. They need to leave Zendaya alone and let her be great. The girl doesn’t bother anyone and is one of the few positive role models girls have.

  35. TreadStyle says:

    I liked her in the beginning thinking she was independent and original, cared about how women were treated. Then she started showing up to all major events w Weinstein and wearing a lot of marchessa. I was so disappointed. Still no reason to body shame!

  36. Ash says:

    “And she just kind of left it at that. She retweeted some well-wishes and then ignored Klausner, which shows you that a 19-year-old has more maturity than a parched 37-year-old “comedienne.” Speaking of, I guess Klausner got what she wanted, which was attention. She spent the rest of her weekend fighting with Zendaya’s fans on Twitter and making ill-advised “jokes” – go here to see her Twitter feed. What is the purpose of all of this again? Why does this middle aged comedian feel the need to pick apart Zendaya?”

    37 is considered middle aged?

  37. Emily C. says:

    So Zendaya got attacked for… being thin? She hasn’t been shilling diets or shaming women with other body types, so why on earth would anyone go after her for this? I am beyond over women being criticized for our bodies — no woman ever wins this game. “Healthy” is the new “holy.”

    Could do without the ageism in this post, though. I don’t think this site would be calling a 37-year old man middle-aged. That said, Klausner’s rant looks unhinged. Is she known for this kind of thing? Was she drunk?

    • HeyBubs says:

      Agree on the ageism. Idris Elba and Benedict Cumberbatch don’t get the word “middle-aged” thrown around in their posts (and they’re older than this lady).

      • AlmondJoy says:

        The phrase “middle aged” was used to show how silly it is for Julie to be picking on someone half her age. If Idris or Bendy started a Twitter beef with a teenager then I’m sure the same phrase would be used.

  38. Sassenach says:

    I’ve been lurker for a long time and this post is really troubling. I don’t understand why people are talking about how “annoying” “uppity” Zendaya is and other coded language as if to say that she somehow deserves this. Why are you so put off by Zendaya being a well spoken teenager? How does that makes these insults ok to you?

  39. Marianne says:

    If Zendaya was actually promoting unhealthy eating habits or saying that all fat people are ugly or disgusting, then sure…call her out on it. But attack her because of the way she looks? I mean, she’s 19. When I was the age I still had a really good metabolism. Maybe Zendaya does as well. And if she was anorexic…do you think that your actions would actually be helpful? Cause I dont. Stop shaming women whether they’re fat, skinny, anorexic, black, white, asian, plastic etc. Who the F cares. Can we stop tearing women down for the pettiest of reasons?

  40. Sarah says:

    I feel like no one has watched any of Julie’s standup or shows? This is literally what she does. She makes people feel uncomfortable and brings to light something deep down inside we may think. Her comedy is dark, hilarious, and twisted. Look at when she calls at the NCIS chick. I think she is hilarious, and honestly brings a mirror to our day to day society. Zendaya is not an average sized girl, or even an average girl. Outside of her personality (which I have no idea, but she’s part of Taylor’s crew and therefore I give her cred), shes not a body role model and sorry girls constantly seeing tiny body types is detrimental. So basically she is making a commentary that some more realistic body types need to be represented on Kids TV. And bless her for being blessed with a size 0 body but that is not the norm

    • Flowerchild says:

      I’m rolling my eyes at this comment your trying very hard to make excuses for her behavior. Body shaming someone does not bring light to any issues other than ignorance. If I’m walking down the street and someone calls me the N word are they only doing it to bring light on racism in this day in age? let’s be real she not making any commentary about anything other than her own ignorance and attention seeking ways.

      Zandaya is not out there promoting diets, unhealthy eating habits, waist trainers and so on, so how is she trying to be a body role model when she just being herself. Not to mention she actually called out magazines for photoshopping her already thin frame.

      What is normal? To say her body type is not normal then your implying that there is something wrong with her when there is not. Does Julie make “fat” jokes to bring light to the obesity of America? My guess is no.

    • doofus says:

      “So basically she is making a commentary that some more realistic body types need to be represented on Kids TV.”

      then THAT is what she should have said, instead of picking on ONE young woman who has NO say over what goes on kids TV.

      “while very lovely, Zendaya’s physique doesn’t represent some of the millions of teenage girls out there who suffer from low self esteem and/or eating disorders because of what they see as ‘the standard’ represented on TV…Disney, you need to do better at representing ALL body types” would have been much better.

      see how easy that would have been?

    • Kate says:

      She’s horrible.

  41. stinky says:

    So much for Celebitchy – welcome to Jezebel 2.0
    Team Z, btw.

  42. Kate says:

    I’m ambivalent about Zendaya. Don’t really liked her but I think she’s pretty much just a teenager with an open forum. Julie however I despise. I think she really IS her character from horrible people or whatever that god awful show she and Billy Eisner “star” in. Why does she care what a teenage girl looks like?