Viral video of a young woman being beaten leads the internet to believe it could be Zendaya – but based on the visual evidence we’ve seen…probably nonsense.
This video aired this weekend…it’s 7 seconds long and it shows someone crying for this poor girl in a store somewhere visibly. When they were done, they kicked the woman back and slammed her head against the wall.
Indeed, it’s pretty brutal – as far as we’ve seen, there’s no context to point to where or when this happened, who was involved, or why.
However, people do believe that what they’re seeing here is someone who looks like Zendaya – at least from a quick glimpse of the girl’s face in the video. Yes, we admit…it does look a bit like the actress – especially from her “euphoric” scene.
Again, no idea when this might be – or if it’s even Zendaya, frankly – but FWIW, Z isn’t currently rocking such long hair…her hair is much shorter now, as As you can see in a recent photo of her in Massachusetts.
Her shoes are also different from the ones in the video – iridescent Crocs. Zendaya wears sneakers here…and there are openly express She either wears tennis shoes or high heels, not much in between. Zendaya has never been sold out in the Crocs we could find.
Bottom line is…no clear evidence that this is actually Zendaya – however, Twitter is trending her now because they think it might be her. Zendaya or not – others have pointed out that those who mock this are sending the wrong message.
Even if it’s just a doppelganger…the filming and recycling of attacks on women of color is a trend that many see as disturbing — and this is just the latest example.
We have reached out to Zendaya’s camp for comment. She hasn’t commented on this yet – but if it weren’t for her, it might be worth debunking…because this thing is running rampant.