Keke Palmer shuts down “colourism”Comparisons to Zendaya

Keke Palmer has stopped comparing Zendaya to Keke Palmer, who attributed differences to “colourism”.

The first comparison of the actor and singer to the was with Euphoria Palmer was a star-claiming actor “colourism”Since not being as successful in terms “mainstream popularity”.

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“I’d like someone to do a deep-drive on the similarities and differences between Keke Palmer and Zendaya’s careers, Twitter user Melinda Eg had written.

“This may be one of the clearest examples of how colorism plays out in Hollywood. They were both child-stars, but their mainstream popularity is very different.”

Palmer dismissed the comments the next day, presumably attributing colourism for the original comparison. She also pointed out several of her achievements, including her role as a member of the Inquiry. NopeNickelodeon Show True JacksonHer Broadway role as Cinderella

“A great example of colorism is to believe I can be compared to anyone,”Palmer wrote. “I’m the youngest talk show host ever. The first Black woman to star in her own show on Nickelodeon, & the youngest & first Black Cinderella on Broadway. I’m an incomparable talent. Baby, THIS, is Keke Palmer.”

In a follow-up tweet, she added: “I’ve been a leading lady since I was 11 years old. I have over 100+ credits, and currently starring in an original screenplay that’s the number one film at the box office #NOPE. I’ve had a blessed career thus far, I couldn’t ask for more but God continues to surprise me.”

Keke Palmer has recently admitted that she suffered from vision problems after spending too much time sun-gazing in Joshua Tree national Park, California.

“I wear glasses, and now I’ve been walking around lately wearing two [pairs of] glasses,”Palmer said.

“For all my spiritual heads out there that’s always looking for a different meditation vibe, don’t ever do the sun gazing, honey. I did sun gazing in Joshua Tree and I sunburned my retina playing around trying to be Gandhi and shit!”

She added: “So be careful with that sun, the UVs, the global warming. You gotta protect those eyes because now I’m seeing double and stuff. My astigmatism is moving left. The doctor said he can’t even promise me it’ll heal. So I’ve just been praying, because damn.

“My eyes have been bad since I was eight and everybody in my family wears glasses. Hopefully I didn’t do too much to mess it up. Pray for me.”

NopeThe film will be available in UK cinemas starting August 12.


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