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Grocery Store Responds to Zendaya's Discrimination Claims

Grocery Store Responds to Zendaya's Discrimination Claims

The grocery store that Zendaya accused of discriminating against her is speaking out.

The 20-year-old Spider-Man: Homecoming star alleged that a clerk refused to sell her $400 worth of gift cards because of her “skin tone.”

She documented the incident on Snapchat.

“At Vons, we strive to treat each and every customer with the utmost respect,” the company told People. “There is a policy that limits gift card purchases using a credit card. Zendaya was able to purchase gift cards up to our limit, and we apologize for any inconvenience or misunderstanding.”

“We respect Zendaya‘s voice in the community and similarly are committed to diversity and inclusion. Moreover, we understand that race is a sensitive issue in America and view this experience as a reminder that every interaction is an opportunity to treat each customer as we ourselves would like to be treated.”

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    meantime…

    Who need a gift card in a supermarket???

  • Cruizin1960

    So, because she didn’t get her way, it’s racism. Got it. This little girl needs to grow the hell up and realize that it is not always about race…or celebrity. Surprised she didn’t whine..”Don’t you know who I am?”

  • America’s Sweetheart

    This girl has spent so much time trying to not look black! She is a stupid stupid little twit! I know there is a limit for buying gift cards on a charge card. Little Miss moneybags should have known the same! Look at it this way, if KILLARY is elected, Z will get free sh!t if she is black or brown regardless of the fact that she is rich!!!!

    That is KILLARY’S message! Fck the poor white folks!!!!!!

  • VanityInsecurity

    Zendaya sorry to burst your bubble but you are most likely more white than anything .. cus you look more white than anything. I find it so hard to believe you are a victim of anything. While you’re playing the Victim Olympics, there are real people dealing with discrimination & racism everywhere, you do your people a dishonesty by being overdramatic & basically lying.

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/cigo8179 eternalfratboy

    Von’s is ghetto!! Everyone out in Los Angeles knows that, she should’ve went to Ralph’s?? What did she expect?

  • Ash

    Back then she accused Giuliana Rancic of being racist for a stupid reason and that situation was blown out of proportion and now this?

  • plez

    She was upset because she wasn’t treated like a celeb but instead just as a regular person. If it were truly a race issue she would not have been all laugh and giggles with her friend in the car. Accusing someone of racism should not be something that is done casually. One should think first. I think Zendaya didn’t.

  • plez

    She was upset because she wasn’t treated like a celeb but instead just as a regular person. If it were truly a race issue she would not have been all laugh and giggles with her friend in the car. Accusing someone of racism should not be something that is done casually. One should think first. I think Zendaya didn’t.

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    I hate her name.

  • backseatwriter

    Vote La’Hillsha/ Pedro ticket.

  • http://batman-news.com The Emperor

    She should be apologizing to the store when they did nothing wrong..She looks like an idiot right now, They should suing her for bringing negative publicity to the store when all they were doing was following company policy which has a logical base to it.

  • Toni gee

    She’s getting some blow back from this and that’s good. She had a boo boo fit and thought she was gonna start shit and it back fired.

  • Cee

    That’s not what happened at all. This article makes it seem like she was not happy she couldn’t get $400 worth of the gift cards and the response from the store was that it’s their policy…if you watch Zendaya’s snapchat video on JustJaredJr, you’ll see that she said the employee was rude. Zendaya says in the beginning of the video that she understands policies and that she’d do a lesser amount, but the woman told them they couldn’t get the cards at all, she was rude to them (Zendaya and her friend), and she tossed Zendaya’s wallet at her with her cards flying out (she shouldn’t have touched her stuff), and proceeded to check the next person out after Zendaya’s credit cards fell out on the belt and before Zendaya could collect her stuff. You can’t read part of a story and expect to know everything. The grocery store didn’t comment on the attitude or actions of the single employee, they just focused on their policy which -again- Zendaya said she understood the policy. She was mad about the behavior of the employee.

  • Cee

    Grocery stores sell gift cards for big brands and stores, but also…maybe she was buying a bunch of cards to give to people so that they can buy some food.

  • jane

    her story is just like most would be if the truth was actually heard. people claiming ‘racism’ when they are just looking to get exceptions to the rule. she didn’t get special treatment so it’s all racist. she’s clearly quite dumb after all.

  • backseatwriter

    So where did the racist part come in at? She was a rude worker I have run into plenty of them in my white life time.

  • America’s Sweetheart

    Z is lying! She is a racist!

  • Cee

    Unless you’ve been in the shoes of someone who is discriminated against based on your appearance, sexual orientation, religion etc, you will never understand what it’s like. Clearly the way the woman behaved was enough for Zendaya to feel that it was against her skin color. We weren’t there. I’ve come into contact with many employees who are just rude too.. That may be the case here…..or she may have actually been racist which happens a lot too. I’ve run into both types. We’ll never know in this case.

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  • Douglas from Brazil

    Poor Zendaya…like I care.

  • Douglas from Brazil

    One thing is the employee throw her stuff, I don’t see racism in that.

  • Douglas from Brazil

    Your comment dont make sense, stop playing the race card it got bored.

  • Joyce Gray

    So that’s you’re problem – you are poor and white and she had money. I don’t think she needs any free stuff from Hillary. I’m sure you won’t get anything from Putin -I mean Trump but the shaft.

  • Joyce Gray

    Yes you do or else why comment.

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