Keke Palmer on Kylie Jenner: One can be ‘profitable for not being who you truly are’
Keke Palmer thinks that the social media culture is dangerous in that it rewards people for being inauthentic and striving for an impossible perfection.
Specifically, she said that the Kardashians embodied that culture and pointed to Kylie Jenner as an example.
“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,” Palmer explained in an interview with Yahoo! Beauty. “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 went and did apparently everything the world deems as beautiful. The even crazier part is that everybody loves her for it.”
She then went on to describe how that was a problem for young girls.
“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. You can be profitable for not being who you truly are,” she said.
“That’s the thing we really have to be careful of and why I’m so honest about everything I’m going through — whether that’s sadness, happiness, depression, anger, boredom, whatever it may be. We all go through it. And I feel really grateful to be in the industry for as long as I’ve been and to have people who have been with me this long in my career and stand on a platform and say, ‘It’s all a gag!'”