While Zendaya is prepping for her role in the new Spiderman movie (and we鈥檙e still wondering who she might be playing), she鈥檚 also celebrating her appearance on the cover of June鈥檚 Cosmopolitan mag. But things aren鈥檛 all spotlights and sleek hair, as she鈥檚 revealed why she was forced to fire her former publicist, and the reason is totally SMH-inducing.

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Chatting to Cosmo , the 19-year-old singer and actress talked about a previous cover she graced, saying, 鈥淚 didn鈥檛 like my hair and makeup one time on a photo shoot, and my publicist told me, 鈥榊ou should just be happy with it 鈥 they haven鈥檛 had a black girl on the cover since forever.鈥 She鈥檚 no longer my publicist.鈥 Ick!


Although Zendaya was surely grateful for the opportunity, the statement about the lack of WOC on the magazine鈥檚 cover was apparently accurate, and with racially insensitive comments still cropping up in the biz, this just shows the ever-lagging attitudes of some unfortunate folks.

Zendaya, being the kickass young lady that she is, obviously hasn鈥檛 let her former publicist鈥檚 words get into her head鈥 which is probably why she looks so amazing on this month鈥檚 Cosmo.

What do you think about Zendaya鈥檚 former publicist鈥檚 statements? Tweet us @BritandCo !

(h/t Hello Giggles , photos via @zendaya , David Becker/Getty)