Zendaya Says Her Return to the Disney Channel Was Driven by a Need for Diversity
Let’s step away from another instance of #HollywoodSoWhite.
Zendaya, Ellie Goulding, Kylie Jenner, Hailey Baldwin, and actor Gugu Mbatha-Raw turned out for Marie Claire’s “Fresh Faces” affair on Monday, Apr. 11, in celebration of their individual May covers. While Jenner gave Baldwin a quick smooch on the cheek on the red carpet, Zendaya addressed the reason behind her return to the Disney channel in K.C. Undercover.
“To see a black family, to see a young girl with these adorable Afro puffs, little things like that are so important,” she said of the lack of diversity on television.
— Marie Claire (@marieclaire) April 11, 2016
“I felt like I was killing it. And I was. That’s all that should matter when you step out.”
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