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After news broke that the talented Zendaya would play Mary Jane in the new Spiderman, there has been quite a bit of criticism over the casting news.

The singer/actress has been handling the controversy with total maturity, however. Talking with The Hollywood Reporter, she said,

“Of course there’s going to be outrage over that because for some reason some people just aren’t ready. I’m like, ‘I don’t know what America you live in, but from what I see when I walk outside my streets of New York right now, I see lots of diversity and I see the real world and it’s beautiful, and that’s what should be reflected and that’s what is reflected so you’re just going to have to get over it.'”

She is so classy!

In addition to her role in Spiderman, Zendaya just released her brand new clothing line Daya by Zendaya. She designed the line to be affordable, inclusive, and empowering to girls everywhere.

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