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You Have to See the Awful Rape Joke That Sent Zendaya Over the Edge

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Zendaya has never been one to hold her tongue, and why should she be? When she was disgustingly Photoshopped in a photo shoot, she slammed the publication. When a hater referred to her as an “18-year-old stick,” she clapped back fabulously. And when her publicist made a racially insensitive comment, she fired her! So you can bet your a** that when someone includes her in a rape ~joke~, she’s going to RAGE.

Recently, the 19-year-old Disney Channel star fell victim to a supposedly funny comment that asked, “If The Purge was real, who y’all raping?” (The Purge, if you’ve never seen the films of the same name, is an event during which all crime is legalized for 12 hours.) Though the tweet has since been deleted, the Internet kept the screenshot:

(Twitter (@ogxbenson)

(Twitter (@ogxbenson)

As you can see, along with Zendaya, Beyonce, Rihanna & Nicki Minaj were part of this Twitter user’s amusement. But one person who was definitely not amused: Zendaya. She hit back:

When @ogxbenson saw Z’s initial reaction, the user posted, “YOOOOOO ZENDAYA JUST SAW MY TWEET ITS LIT,” Z had one more thing to add:

Stay you, Daya!
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In better days, we talked to Zendaya about the importance of her Barbie doll:

You can reach this post’s author, Kaitlin Cubria, on Twitter and Instagram!

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