Zendaya Coleman Says Vons Cashier Refused to Serve Her Because She's Black

Actress Zendaya visits Hollywood Today Live at W Hollywood on July 29, 2016, in Los Angeles.
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It doesn't matter how rich or famous you are when you're shopping while black, and Zendaya Coleman proved that Tuesday in a series of Snapchat videos.

The actress was shopping at a Vons store in Los Angeles when she said she was denied proper service and treated rudely because of her skin color.


“So we just got out of this Vons. Now I am trying to buy a lot of gift cards. … There are certain limits and some things, which is understandable,” Coleman stated in the video. “But the lady that was helping us, I don’t think she was a huge fan of our skin tone.”

A friend who was driving also joined in and said, “Not at all! She was rude.”

“In fact,” Coleman continued, “I recall her not trying to help us at all, saying that we couldn’t buy the gift cards and then throwing my wallet. I just can’t make this s—t up,” she said. “This is the s—t we deal with,” she said, and her friend added, “because we’re black.”

Coleman went on to correct what she meant when she said the cashier threw her cards. “It wasn’t like a throw; it was like a toss. She, like, tossed it, with my cards still loose. My cards were loose, so, like, my card fell on the scanner, and she was about to scan the next person!”

“She was like, ‘You can’t afford this,’ is how she looked at me,” she said with disgust. “It was $400! Long story short, there’s so much progress to be done in our world.”


She concluded with, “It’s all love. Maybe she went on to have a wonderful life.”

Take a look at her video below:

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