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Zendaya Responded to Lindsay Lohan Shading Her Met Gala Dress

Lindsay Lohan dragged Zendaya's Met Gala look — why? No one can be sure.

But Zendaya has finally responded and instead of clapping back, she said something mature and refreshing AF.

Remember the 2019 Met Gala? You know, the one with the theme that deeply confused us all?

The official theme was: “Camp: Notes on Fashion”.

But some people are still a bit foggy on wtf that actually means.

Me. I'm people.

Some people showed up dressed like a literal chandelier, others showed up wearing more traditional evening gowns.

It was all very confusing at the time.

Anyway, Zendaya showed up dressed like a real-life Cinderella in a giant gown that lit up the room. Literally.

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It even expands? Like, what?!

She had a fairy godmother and everything. It was wild.

The work that went into making this dress will blow your mind.

The person that created this gown wasn't just a fashion designer. They were also something of an engineer?

Look at the mechanics that went into this dress. It's incredible.

I think it's safe to assume that this type of dress is totally one of a kind?

Have you ever seen a celebrity in a dress that changes sizes and lights up on its own before? I doubt it.

Zendaya even left a glass slipper behind her as she ascended into the ball.

Now that's what I call commitment to a performance. Zendaya wasn't just dressed as Cinderella, she was Cinderella. I know we just had a Cinderella live action reboot, but I think we could do another one.

Everyone adored Zendaya's original Met Gala look. Well, almost everyone.

One person, in particular, did not seem impressed with her dress whatsoever.

And that person was Lindsay. Freaking. Lohan.

Why am I not at all surprised?

According to Lindsay, Claire Danes has already pulled off a similar look.

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And I guess this means Claire Danes owns the patent to light-up ball gowns?

Here's the dress Lindsay was referring to:

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As you can see, Zendaya's dress was completely different.

The only similarity is that they both light up.

So, basically, Lindsay's comment was not necessary.

Furthermore, Claire's dress only lit-up in low-light settings.

Whereas, Zendaya's dress not only lit-up to its fullest potential in broad daylight, it also expanded when her fairy godmother waved a smoking wand around her.

So, clearly, not at all the same dress. But thanks for trying, Lindsay!

Lindsay didn't stop there. She made another comment — insulting Zendaya more directly.

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She even directly tagged Claire Danes — who probably wanted nothing to do with this uncalled for cyber-bullying nonsense.


Now, nearly two months later, Zendaya is responding to Lindsay's comments.

In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, she openly acknowledged Lindsay's comments — calling her out by name.

“I didn't feel hurt by it and it didn't make me sad because I have no idea what that person is going through,” she said.

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"Maybe in some strange way, that comment made them feel better that day."

Zendaya, girl. How did you get to be so wise?!

"People are only negative because negativity is eating away at them," she added.

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Evidently, Zendaya handles criticism and hate very well.

That wasn't the first time she had to politely follow-up on hurtful comments.

After she wore her hair in dread locks at the 2015 Oscars, the then-host of Fashion Police, Giuliana Rancic said that the look made her “feel like she smells like patchouli . . . Or weed."


“There is already harsh criticism of African-American hair in society without the help of ignorant people who choose to judge others based on the curl of their hair,” she wrote.

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“My wearing my hair in locs on an Oscar red carpet was to showcase them in a positive light, to remind people of color that our hair is good enough.”

Giuliana ended up apologizing for her comment, and we hope Lindsay can bring herself to as well.

Zendaya has always responded to controversy by taking the high road.

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Like when it was announced that she was cast as Mary Jane "MJ" Watson in the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Spiderman: Homecoming. Many fans of the series were quite upset at her casting, and you can probably guess why.

Despite MJ not being the love interest in 'Homecoming' or even having much of a part, fans were upset.

Fans were questioning the legitimacy of the casting announcement, and others were planning on boycotting the entire company, saying, "Nope..wont buy any @Marvel products. They compromised the story and the characters in the name of Political Correctness [PC]. #BoycottMARVEL"

Like always, Zendaya's response was classy as ever.

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Zendaya told The Hollywood Reporter "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."

"People are going to react over anything."

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"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 continued.

The trolls were re-ignited when the 'Spiderman: Far From Home' trailer was released.

They even started using the hashtag "#NotMyMJ" to refer to how they felt that Zendaya wasn't deserving of the role (again) because MJ is supposed to be white.

But Zendaya responded with total class.

Sporting MJ's famous red locks, Zendaya shared this image with a referential caption. She wrote, "Face it, Tiger..." which might be familiar to those of you who've read a lot of Spiderman comic books, as it's a classic line from MJ herself.

Zendaya officially cannot be bothered.

Whether it's racist trolls on the Internet or Lindsay Lohan being mean about her Met Gala dress for no reason, Zendaya remains totally above it all. Maybe Lindsay can take a page from her book the next time something bothers her.