Relaxing in the pool at her Los Angeles home with her little dog Noon, Zendaya looked like the very embodiment of summer sunshine.
Sporting an asymmetric style yellow bikini and a bright smile, fans loved seeing the the 21-year-old actor looking so natural and happy.
But a foot shaped cloud was about to pass across the clear blue skies….
Sharing the pics with her 51.1 million Instagram and 13.8 million Twitter followers, Zendaya revealed how this was a very special moment for her three-year-old miniature schnauzer who apparently isn’t too keen on paddling.
Complete with a beaming smile emoji, Zendaya explained:
Anyone who knows Noon knows he does not f*ck with the pool (so proud mom moment) he got to the first step all on his own.
Anybody with a short legged fur baby of their own can relate to this moment. For instance, my dog is terrified of stairs and it has taken many hours of biscuit tempting to get him used to them.
But sadly we need to stop the cute pet chat right there, as this is not a tale about dogs. This, like many an Instagram yarn before it, is a story about feet.
Tweeting with a series of ‘I’m crying laughing’ faces, a clearly amused Zendaya gave the following message to fans:
Y’all ain’t bout to do my feet with the water warping
Y’all ain’t bout to do my feet with the water warping ???
— Zendaya (@Zendaya) May 16, 2018
Yes. Amidst the many people describing the Spider-Man: Homecoming actress as ‘cute’ and ‘adorable,’ there were a good few who couldn’t get past the way her toes – or ‘tingers’ as some referred to them – looked in the water.
One person gasped:
Your toes look like play dough that someone stretched out
Sequel to smallfoot just released, Bigfoot led by zendaya
these spot the difference games are getting harder and harder pic.twitter.com/iQOW4yWoPy
— love, kai?||saw iw (@marvelusholland) May 16, 2018
Your toes look like play dough that someone stretched out?
— cevanah (@cevcev222) May 16, 2018
sequel to smallfoot just released, Bigfoot led by zendaya
— eve (@evemmerritt) May 16, 2018
All I can say is… Water those???? pic.twitter.com/amZUySJAbf
— John Graham (@InstaGraham1906) May 17, 2018
Of course, plenty of people were quick to point out how this effect was down to distortion from the water.
Zendaya’s feet don’t really look like this. And if they did, well, she could pull it off no problem.
One loyal fan pledged:
I’d still love you even if those were your real feet.
You guys need to stop looking for little things to point out and run with. Her feet are fine and we are all aware that the water warped them.
Y’all stop. Her feet are nicer than all of ours. pic.twitter.com/6XLmUT4wyV
— Ms. Darville ?✨ (@melanin_mayaa) May 16, 2018
nah her feet are cute but we can’t let her have everything thea ?
— IW SPOILERS/amlak’s twin sis? wants revenge (@spideysunwin) May 16, 2018
I’d still love you even if those were your real feet<3
— cz??☹️ (@colezanarini) May 17, 2018
— M E Y O N N I (@Me_Yonni) May 17, 2018
You guys need to stop looking for little things to point out and run with. Her feet are fine and we are all aware that the water warped them. pic.twitter.com/x7DVklXNyE
— Daya ? (@LeslieLedaya) May 17, 2018
And one exasperated individual spoke for us all:
Don’t let this feet water warping distract you from the fact that Noon got to the first steps on his own.
Don’t let this feet water warping distract you from the fact that Noon got to the first steps on his own pic.twitter.com/dWP5jQzewq
— Eric Gentile (@Eric13808) May 17, 2018
In an interesting twist – which has not been lost on her fans – Zendaya will play the character of Meechee – a Yeti – in upcoming animated movie Smallfoot.
The plot for this movie is as follows:
A Yeti is convinced that the elusive creatures known as ‘humans’ really do exist.
Zendaya herself has already tweeted the following quote from the film:
‘Smallfoot exists suckas!’
— Warner Bros. SG (@WarnerBrosSG) May 16, 2018
lmao u've always been teased for big feet on kcu & on socials- nows the time to really prove & dont give a shit ?
— Sav Needs Zendaya ?? (@zendayaaa0) April 25, 2018
Smallfoot will come stomping into US theatres September 27 and UK cinemas on October 5.
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Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.