Keke Palmer took to the streets of Twitter to get a few things off of her chest following a social media conversation that compared her career to that of Zendaya.
Writer Aiyana N. Ishmael took to Twitter on Saturday writing, “It’s so interesting seeing the conversation around Keke Palmer having her breakout or superstar moment and it’s wild we live in different worlds because in my household Keke been a star for forever Akeelah & The Bee was my dad’s favorite movie it went triple platinum in my home.”
Someone replied to Aiyana’s tweet writing, “I’d like someone to do a deep-drive on the similarities and differences between Keke Palmer and Zendaya’s careers. 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.”
It was on and popping from there.
Keke Palmer joined the conversation on Sunday and she didn’t appreciate being compared to anyone.
The actress tweeted, “A great example of colorism is to believe I can be compared to anyone. 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.”
But, she wasn’t done. 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.”
Mainstream America may think NOPE is Keke’s big break, but WE been knew she’s THAT GIRL!