Zendaya claims she racially profiled by a store associate at the grocery store.
The incident went down at a Vons supermarket on Tuesday. Zendaya went to buy $400 worth of gift cards, but the woman at the register thought she was scamming and refused to help her.
“So we just got out of this Vons,” she says. “Now I am trying to buy a lot of gift cards. There are certain limits or whatever, so you can only buy so much. Now there’s some certain specific things you have to do when it comes to buying gift cards. There’s some certain limits and some things, which is understandable. OK, cool, so I’ll take a less amount, whatever. But the lady that was helping, I don’t think she was a huge fan of our skin tone.”
A manager eventually stepped in and assisted with the transaction.
Watch Zendaya tell her story via Snapchat in the video below.