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Zendaya: Raping Me Tweet Is “Disgusting”

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Zendaya rape tweet

By Michael Lewittes |

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Zendaya slammed a Twitter user for joking about raping her, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, and Rihanna. On Sunday, the singer and actress went after a person with the handle @ogxbenson, who tweeted what she termed an “absolutely disgusting” message. And while the man eventually deleted the tweet, Gossip Cop has found a copy of it online (see below).

The whole controversy started when @ogxbenson tweeted about the new horror film The Purge: Election which, like the previous two movies in its trilogy, revolves around a night of lawlessness. Alongside pictures of Zendaya and the other female singers, he tweeted, “If the purge was real who y’all raping?” After Zendaya saw the horrific tweet in which she was name-checked, she blasted the guy. “This is absolutely disgusting and you should be ashamed of yourself. Is this really what my generation thinks is ok?” wrote Zendaya.

But it actually gets worse. After @ogxbenson expressed excitement that Zendaya noticed his tasteless tweet, she responded, “The only thing that’s lit is your immorality and inhumanity young man. I pray you find some sense.” She further tweeted, “People are sick.”

The odious individual later wrote, “EVERYONE ON TWITTER,” next to a photo of a poster that reads, “Sorry You’re Offended.” But he seems not to truly be remorseful. @ogxbenson retweeted another atrocious person’s tweet that featured four photos of just Zendaya, along with a message that read, “If the purge was real, which one are you raping?”

Suffice too say, @ogxbenson has received a slew of angry tweets. One user wrote, “Worthless trash. So desperate to ‘blow up’ on Twitter that you tweet a direct rape tweet about Zendaya? Die trash. With haste.” Another expressed, “Rape is not something to ‘joke’ about. It’s an epidemic in society and a very real fear women live with every day. You’re sick.” And a third person felt, “You’re repulsive. You’re perpetuating rape culture and just exposed yourself as a potential rapist.”

Below is a screen grab of @ogxbenson’s offensive tweet about “raping” Zendaya, Rihanna, Beyonce or Nicki Minaj. So far, the other women have not addressed the out-of-bounds tweet.

Zendaya Rape Tweet

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