Comedy actress and writer Julie Klausner needs to do a better job of managing her itchy Twitter fingers.
The "Difficult People" star called Zendaya a "thinspo model for your impressionable tweens." She went on to say, "You don't have to have an eating disorder to attend the Kids' Choice Awards....but it helps!"
It wasn't long before Zendaya, 19, put Klausner, 37, in her place: "Do you find this funny? I will write another paragraph to educate you aswell #youreallywannabenext?" she tweeted.
That's when Klausner became defensive, responding, "Can't wait."
Fans of the young "K.C. Undercover" star jumped to her defense. And once the backlash became too much for Klausner, she tried to make amends with a joke, opposed to offering an apology to Zendaya. "Let's not fight," she said. "Here is my olive branch to Zendaya fans- can we just all agree that 1) all women are beautiful and 2) Zendaya hates Jews?"
Of course the entire argument brings to mind Zendaya's public disagreement with E! host Giuliana Rancic over a misguided, racially insensitive comment following the 2015 Oscars. While co-hosting "Fashion Police," Rancic said that Zendaya's dreadlocks probably smelled like "patchouli and weed." The uproar was swift, with calls for Rancic to lose her job and declarations that she is a clueless racist. She eventually apologized to Zendaya and, hopefully, learned some valuable lessons along the way.
Maybe Klausner wasn't paying attention to to that debacle and didn't know what she was getting herself into. Or maybe she was paying attention and needed some press. Either way, Zendaya remained as graceful as ever through the drama. After all, that's what being a role model is all about, right?