KEY POINTS

  • Social media users criticized the New York Post for calling Zendaya's Emmy win the "biggest upset"
  • A lot of netizens were not happy with the headline while others defended it by sharing the real meaning of the word "upset"
  • Zendaya won the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for the hit TV series "Euphoria"

Zendaya created history at this year’s Emmys by becoming the youngest actress to win the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series award for her role as a troubled teenager in HBO’s hit series “Euphoria.” A lot of people were left stunned by the actress’ win in the category and expressed their happiness by sending congratulatory messages on social media. However, the New York Post came up with a shocking headline about Zendaya’s win, causing a plethora of netizens to criticize the media outlet.

While writing about the star’s triumph, the publication called it the “biggest upset” at the star-studded virtual ceremony. As soon as the article surfaced online, social media users blasted the media outlet for using such a misleading headline and explained how she deserved to be the winner in that particular category.

One of the users wrote that she did not find her win as upsetting because she has been hearing a lot of praises for the “Spiderman: Far From Home” star since the series made its premiere.

“I didn’t find this an upset at all. I expected her to win. I’ve been hearing way more buzz about her performance over the other ladies,” a user commented.

“People who are upset over this clearly did not see her phenomenal acting in ‘Euphoria.’ stay mad,” another user wrote.

“This is NOT an upset!!! Let this talented young woman enjoy her success instead of tearing her down and deeming her unworthy. What a joke. Her performance was outstanding & to be honest the best one in the bunch!” @ScottyReading wrote on the micro-blogging website.

“Why label it an upset when it’s a celebration?” @RealToriSpark wrote on Twitter.

“Just a horrible choice of words regardless of how it was used,” another user commented.

However, many defended the media outlet for using the word “upset” in its headline and noted that the word has a different meaning attached to it.

“The term 'upset win' usually means it was expected someone else would win, but someone else did. There are always expectations of wins, most people believe it'll be one person, and it is another. There's nothing 'upsetting' about it, it's just a turn of phrase,” @blugoddessrocks.

Meanwhile, some shared screenshots of what an “upset win” really means for them.

“It's clear most of the respondents in the comments don't know the definition of 'upset’ when used in this context- In a competition where one seems unlikely to win but does anyway. That's it. No one is upset this young lady won the award. It's complimentary when used in this way,” @krychick.

Zendaya BROOKLYN, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 06: Zendaya attends the Bvlgari B.zero1 Rock collection event at Duggal Greenhouse on February 06, 2020 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Steven Ferdman/Getty Images) Photo: Photo by Steven Ferdman/Getty Images