“…Be real with yourself” – Keke Palmer calls out Kylie and the Kardashians
There’s a major problem with social media and Keke Palmer is calling it out using Kylie Jenner to drive her point home.
The “Akeelah and the bee” star spoke out about the pressures placed on young Hollywood in an interview with Yahoo! Beauty, where she was quick do drop the Kardashian family name to prove a point about how some stars alter their appearance just to shut up their haters.
“In the sense of the Kardashians, it’s like I’m going to show you so much perfect and be everything a woman should be or everything a man would like or love. And I’m going to be exactly that so you can’t bully me anymore,” she explained.
“Specifically in the situation with Kylie, where you’ve had a young girl people have seen on television since she was a kid and they literally told her she was so ugly … the ugly person in the family,” she continued. “She went and did apparently everything the world deems as beautiful. The even crazier part is that everybody loves her for it.”
“What I find interesting is that this is something that is being displayed to my generation — showing young girls, young guys that if you do everything that society wants you to be, not only will you be praised for it but you will make money for it,” Palmer pointed out. “You can be profitable for not being who you truly are.”
“That’s the thing we really have to be careful of and why I’m so honest about everything I’m going through,” she added. Palmer also said she tries to avoid inauthenticity on her own social media pages and has been called “crazy” because of it.
“‘Oh, she going crazy. She cut her hair,’ No, you’re going crazy because you think I’m crazy for wanting to rock my own hair,” she said. “You’re denying you. You’re not denying me.”
“I can still put a wig on, still rock a weave, but at the end of the day still know that this is my hair,” Palmer added. “It’s curly, it’s kinky, it’s thick, it’s thin sometimes, and I love that.”
Her final advice to her fans out there: “I would just say always be real with yourself, because at the end of the day that’s all we got.”
Palmer’s interview was tied to her new YouTube series, “That’s The Gag,” a mockumentary-style series loosely based on her real life.
Watch episode 1 below