ZENDAYA CALLS ON YOUNG PEOPLE TO USE THEIR VOICE TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST INJUSTICE
POSTED AUGUST 14TH, 2017 | BY CSUITEMUSIC
Zendaya Coleman has never been one to shy away from her responsibility as a role model to young people. Earlier this month, we told you how Zendaya is teaming with Oakland rapper Ise Lyfe to produce a talk show about social justice on her app. Now, the 20 year old star of Spiderman: Homecoming is using another major platform as a call to action for young people in America.
Last night (August 13th, 2017) Zendaya won the Teen Choice Award for Best Actress. Daya, who appeared to be very humbled by the accolade, did not use her acceptance speech time to stunt. Rather, she used the moment to share a very powerful message to the young viewers and people in attendance regarding the moral crisis America is currently facing.
"With all the injustice and hatred that's happening in our country, right now I need for you young people to be educated, I need you to listen, I need you to pay attention..." The Disney star from Oakland, California said. "You have a voice and it's okay to use it when you see something bad happening."
It was a very moving speech, and we applaud Zendaya for using her platform in this way. You can watch the speech for yourself below.