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Zendaya's Speech at the Teen Choice Awards 2017

Zendaya Uses the Teen Choice Awards to Tell Young People to Stop All the Hate

Zendaya took home the award (er, surf board) for choice Summer movie actress for her role in Spider-Man: Homecoming at the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday night, and she made sure to use her time on stage very wisely. The 20-year-old actress, who stunned on the red carpet, spoke directly to every young person watching and addressed the horrifying violence that occurred in Charlottesville, VA over the weekend.

"With all the injustice and the hatred, not only in the world but in our country . . . I need you to be educated, I need you to listen, I need you to pay attention," she said. "I need you go ahead and understand that you have a voice and it's OK to use it when you see something bad happening. So make sure you do not let people tell you what you think you should feel. You're the future leaders of the world . . . you're the future presidents, the future senators. You are the future so take that very, very seriously." Well said, Zendaya.

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