When it comes to the handful of celebrities that like to dish out the raw, real, and oftentimes humorous, Keke Palmer definitely makes the cut. Just look to her “The gag is…” series on Twitter, in which she hilariously silences haters. Or, more recently, her rant via Instagram, where she alleged that society (bullies, to be specific) are to blame for Kylie Jenner “fixing” her looks for likes.
Accompanying a before and after snap of Jenner she wrote, “Looking at this photo above I couldn’t help but stop dead in my tracks because even though I do feel like this family sets an example that it’s good to change for [society’s] affection, how can you blame them? We don’t think that this young woman deserves the attention she receives because of the message it sends, but we don’t even think about the fact that for years the whole world d— near agreed that she was ugly.
“A CHILD, that girl was a child and she was bullied and named ugly and not as a character but as HERSELF … And unlike some that experience such ridicule she had the $$$ to change, she “fixed” what the world said was broken and it worked! Now you are mad that it was that easy?” Palmer wrote.
However, according to the “Scream Queens” star “the gag” is much bigger than Jenner, 19. In fact, she went on to hold reality TV responsible for duping people into accepting a false sense of self — losing touch with reality.
“After Trump’s win, I really was convinced that we have become so obsessed with making things appear to be real than needing them to actually BE real. AKA: Reality ?, that’s the gag. Reality television is based off of the desire WE HAVE to see non scripted shows that MIMIC reality,’false things appearing real’ that’s the ART of it, how real they can make us THINK it is. And many social media platforms support that same thing. We have settled for knock off truth in our actual reality because it’s socially acceptable to lie for likes,” Palmer continued.
Later on adding that, “When the generation has already been force fed to love things that are false and appear as real ?. We are confused! So many of us on who we should be and how we should act, who we should like and how we should pursue them. It’s all been brought to another level because being fraudulent is our countries most popular trend.”
Now, Palmer suggests, we simply embrace rather than break each other down. “If only we could accept one another instead of bullying each other into change,” she said. “We wouldn’t be so confused or misunderstanding all of these mixed messages that ultimately tell us to trade attention for respect and love for possession. We could instead let our differences TEACH us something new instead of walking around looking, acting and being the same. WE DIFFERENT FOR A REASON.”
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