“Biggest Upset: Zendaya Wins 2020 Emmys Against Jennifer Aniston, Laura Linney,” reads the Post’s tweet, along with a screenshot of a tickled Zendaya, the youngest woman to win the trophy in history d’Emmy, holding her prize.
Fans quickly came to Zendaya’s defense.
“No one is upset,” wrote one fan, collecting over 1,000 “likes” on the platform. “I hate to see a powerful woman win an award that she deserves, I see,” another less than impressed fan commented.
Some were quick to point out that in the context of a competition, such as a sports game or an awards show, “upset” means a surprise victory, especially for an underdog like Zendaya who has faced heavyweights from around the world. industry.
“There is no hope for mankind if so many people don’t know what ‘an upheaval’ means,” one Tweeter said as another complained, “good they should have used another word in Dictionary. ”
Hundreds of amateur linguists spoke with Zendaya about the word’s multiple meanings and whether The Post underestimated the former Disney Princess’ performance in the HBO drama. Other Internet warriors claimed in replies to the original tweet to fight for their “Ozark” queen, Linney – among them:
“Zendaya did a great job but Laura Linney deserved this award. She was exceptional.