The INSIDER Summary:
- Keke Palmer, a 23-year-old actress, spoke with Yahoo Beauty about how social media can be toxic, especially with the Kardashian family’s influence.
- Palmer said Kylie Jenner uses her social media to show young people that “you can be profitable for not being who you truly are.”
Palmer said that she would rather be honest on social media than show a false reality.
Keke Palmer grew up in the spotlight and has a long, star-studded résumé, but she is refreshingly honest and transparent.
The 23-year-old actress and musician spoke to Yahoo Beauty about her concerns with celebrity influencer culture and the impact the Kardashians have on their fans.
Palmer told Yahoo Beauty that she thinks social media puts a lot of pressure on celebrities and influencers to avoid judgment by being self-deprecating or putting out a false image of perfection.
“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,” the actress told Yahoo Beauty.
“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.”
Palmer said that Kylie Jenner especially uses social media to profit on inauthenticity.
“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,” the actress told Yahoo Beauty. “She went and did apparently everything the world deems as beautiful. The even crazier part is that everybody loves her for it.”
In the interview, Palmer called on other celebrities — not just the Kardashians — to be more transparent on social media.
“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,” she said. “We all go through it.”
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