Zendaya Pleads With African-Americans To Get Out And Vote Their ‘Future’

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Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter

Zendaya shared a PSA pleading with people to vote, specifically African-Americans after all the “blood, sweat, and tears” that’s been shed into “allowing” them to vote.

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The 20-year-old former Disney star shared the video on her Instagram account with her nearly 33 million followers. (RELATED: This TV Show Host Just Apologized For Saying A Former Disney Star’s Dreadlocks Looked Like They Smelled Like Weed)

“There was a time where women couldn’t vote,” Zendaya said. “There was a time where black people couldn’t vote. There was a time where black people weren’t even considered human beings.”

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“You have to remember that,” she added. “And you have to remember how much blood, sweat and tears and marching and strength went into allowing you to vote.” (RELATED: New ‘Spider-Man’ Movie Race Swapping Major Character)

“There was probably a reason why they did that,” she continued. “And it probably means that it is something that you should be doing.”

At the end of the video the words on the screen read, ” If you care about it…#vote your future,” and included a website where people can register to vote.


This is the first time the actress has weighed in on the election. She joins a growing list of celebrities that have been pushing people to get out and vote, many encouraging to vote for Hillary Clinton.