Our favorite woke Disney star, Zendaya, documented her uncomfortable experience at a local Vons store. The 20-year-old snapchatted herself when she went to buy gift cards and was treated unfairly.
The actress felt she was being profiled by the store clerks because of her race.
She tells her friend, “I don’t think she was a big fan of our skin color.”
Take a look:
A Vons rep reached out to Peopleand released this statement:
On Wednesday, a rep for the grocery chain addressed the incident in a statement to PEOPLE: “At Vons, we strive to treat each and every customer with the utmost respect. 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,” the statement continued. “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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