Actress and singer, Zendaya Coleman, posted a video to Snapchat describing her recent visit to a store in, and it wasn’t pleasant.
The actress, who will be playing the role of Mary Jane Watson in the new Spider man Homecoming movie, said she went into Vons to purchase a number of gift cards for friends and family but was denied service from the cashier. According to Coleman, the cashier not only refused her service (because “she couldn’t afford them”) but the cashier also had the audacity to throw Zendaya’s wallet back to her across the counter!
After Zendaya posted the video and the store probably received negative attention and backlash, Vons responded with a public apology to People Magazine.
“At Vons, we strive to treat each and every customer with the utmost respect. There is a policy that limits gift card purchases using a credit card. Zendaya was able to purchase gift cards up to our limit, and we apologize for any inconvenience or misunderstanding. We respect Zendaya’s voice in the community and similarly are committed to diversity and inclusion,” the statement continued. “Moreover, we understand that race is a sensitive issue in America and view this experience as a reminder that every interaction is an opportunity to treat each customer as we ourselves would like to be treated.”
Do you think Von’s apology was sincere enough?