Keke Palmer Reckons Kylie Jenner Got Famous For Being Someone She's Not
She's been having a chat about the importance of sharing the good AND the bad parts of life on social media.
The world of celebrity might put a big emphasis on being and looking 'perfect' - whatever that even is - but one person who you can rely on to keep things real is Keke Palmer.
The Scream Queens actor has opened up about the pressures of celebrity culture and how she worries that a perceived notion of perfection is pushing celebs including Kylie Jenner to share inauthentic versions of themselves.
Chatting about how she stays true to herself, Keke used the example of the Kardashians to make a point about how she sees our obsession with Instagram as putting way to much pressure on creating the illusion that we all live 'perfect' lives.
"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," she tells Yahoo Beauty. "And I’m going to be exactly that so you can’t bully me anymore."
"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."
Explaining that she is keep to try and stay as real and open as she can, even when that means sharing the harder, uglier parts of her life, Keke adds: "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.
"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.
"I haven’t been lying to myself or pretending to be happy when I wasn’t happy or sad when I wasn’t sad," she concludes.
While we're pretty sure Keke has a major point about the value of sharing both the good and bad with fans, it's also worth considering that Kylie doesn't owe anyone anything: she can show as much or as little of herself on social media as she wants. Perhaps instead of seeing this as 'fake,' it's worth considering that perhaps she is just reserving some privacy and ownership on parts of herself, which is also fine if that's what she wants to do.
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