Oh no she didn’t!
Comedy actress and writer Julie Klausner, who created and stars in the Hulu series Difficult People, took to Twitter Saturday night to body shame Zendaya after watching her onstage at the 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards. The 19-year-old star of the Disney Channel show K.C. Undercover, who has always appeared slim, had won Favorite Female TV Star.
Klausner, 37, called Zendaya a “thinspo model for your impressionable tweens.”
“You don’t have to have an eating disorder to attend the Kids’ Choice Awards….but it helps!” she added.
Zendaya soon fired back with a response.
“Do you find this funny? I will write another paragraph to educate you aswell #youreallywannabenext?” she tweeted.
“Can’t wait,” Klausner responded.
Zendaya also tweeted, “Now….everyone go look in the mirror at their beautiful body, and love that s–t #thickgirlswinning #skinnygirlswinning #weallwinning.”
She then brought into the argument Melissa McCarthy, who has been body shamed herself and showed a slimmer figure last year.
“I will never stop criticizing celebs who perpetuate dangerous beauty standards for a generation of girls who grow up thinking they’re fat,” she continued. “And you know those public fat shamers who fake ‘concern’ for Melissa McCarthy‘s health? Consider me your fire with fire.”
“I’m concerned with the generation of girls who aspire to look like Zendaya. I do not worry about Zendaya’s health or care whether she eats,” Klausner said.
Meanwhile, Klausner came under fire from Twitter users as well, including many Zendaya fans.
“FYI Zendaya and her fans are angry bc I insinuated this isn’t a healthy look. The end,” Klausner said.
She then took it a step further.
“Let’s not fight. Here is my olive branch to Zendaya fans- can we just all agree that 1) all women are beautiful and 2) Zendaya hates Jews?” Klausner joked.
“You’re so sad and pathetic. Ur getting a sick pleasure out of inciting young people. Is this for followers?” one person asked, to which she responded, “Nah, it’s for me.”