Zendaya Got Political and Inspirational in Her Teen Choice Awards Speech
Zendaya came to slay in her incredible pajama-like outfit for this year’s Teen Choice Awards. Not only did she pick up an award for Choice Summer Movie Actress for her role as Michelle in Spiderman: Homecoming, but her acceptance speech was so good, it should be nominated for an award, too!
When the 20-year-old icon got on stage to accept her shiny surfboard, she spoke to the crowd about the importance of the young generation. After thanking the thousands of fans who voted for her, Zendaya said, “Spider-Man is about a young person and so right now I want to talk to all the young people in the audience right now.”
“With all the injustice and hatred and everything that is happening right now in the world and in our country… I need you to listen and pay attention,” she continued. “You have a voice and it’s okay to use it when you see something bad happening.”
Z left the audience with one final note, saying, “You guys are the ones that are gonna make the world better.”
Zendaya is known for not shying away from speaking her mind, especially when it comes to politics. This weekend, after the devastation caused by white supremacists in Charlottesville, VA, she posted:
CALL IT WHAT IT IS. IT. IS. TERRORISM.
— Zendaya (@Zendaya) August 12, 2017
We love that she uses her platform to educate her fans and remind them that there’s nothing that they can’t do. It’s obvious why she is one of the biggest stars today!