In 2016, the star hit back online after being accused of being a “thinspo model” for “impressionable tweens”.
“Does this sound funny to you? I'll write another column to educate you too #yourallywannabenext?” She tweeted, “Now….everyone go look at your beautiful body in the mirror and love it – #fatgirlswinner #thingirlwinners #wellwinning.”
In 2016, Zendaya called out a magazine for Photoshopping her, writing on Instagram, “These make women self-conscious and create unrealistic ideals of beauty that we have. Anyone who knows who I am knows I'm honest. And pure self-love. So the real picture (right side) I accepted it for publication, and I love it.”
The star later spoke about the excessive photoshopping on A The new you Interviewer: “There's no such thing as ugly. That's a word that doesn't enter my vocabulary. If there is any definition of perfect, you are perfect in being yourself. No other person can be 100 percent you; No one has your fingerprint; No one has your DNA. 120 percent you. Whether it's through my social media or whatever, I want anyone who sees me to know that I'm going through the same issues. I have to be confident in who I am.”