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Zendaya: People don’t take me seriously

Zendaya thinks younger people are a lot more open minded than their elders.

The singer celebrated her 19th birthday earlier this month. Despite boasting an already impressive C.V which includes modelling, singing and acting, the star’s young years still go against her in some people’s eyes.

“Of course I’ve had a problem with people taking me seriously because of my age,” she told Hunger magazine. “People are always going do that because you’re less experienced, you haven’t lived as much. And in a sense it is true that there are certain things that you only learn with time.”

Zendaya has proven herself to be wise beyond her years on a number occasions, regularly posting inspirational messages to her followers on social media. And when it comes to the age divide, the star thinks that young people have something different to offer that is just as important.

“I think that there are also a lot of things that young people know that older people don’t, and older people will never understand again because they’re in a different section of their lives,” she continued. “I think when you’re young you’re a lot more open-minded, and sometimes you’re a lot more perceptive about what’s going on in the world.”

The K.C. Undercover star believes it’s important for young people to speak up about issues that are important to them, as long as they can back up their statements with knowledge.

“It’s important to raise your voice in things you feel passionate about, and things that you know about,” she said. “Don’t raise your voice just to raise your voice, if you have nothing behind it and don’t know what you’re talking about. But if you take the time to learn about something, and educate yourself, then you have a voice, and you’re allowed to use it.”

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