Keke Palmer Fires Back At Comparison To Zendaya Over Colorism

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Keke Palmer doesn’t seem to appreciate the current social media communication comparing her career to that of Zendaya.

A Saturday tweet drew attention for claiming that a perceived difference in mainstream reputation among Palmer, who presently stars in Jordan Peele’s Nope, and Zendaya is “one of the clearest examples of ways colorism plays out in Hollywood.” The Twitter thread pointed out that Palmer and Zendaya are each former baby stars but that Nope is being described in a few circles as Palmer’s breakout role.

On Sunday, Palmer tweeted, “A extraordinary example of colorism is to consider I may be as compared to everyone. I’m the youngest talk display host ever. the first Black lady to megastar in her very own show on Nickelodeon, & the youngest & first Black Cinderella on broadway. I’m an incomparable expertise. child, THIS, is Keke Palmer.”

The 28-year-old celebrity continued, “I’ve been a main leading female due to the fact i used to be 11 years old. i’ve over a 100+ credit, and presently starring in an unique screenplay that’s the number one film on the field workplace #NOPE. I’ve had a blessed career to date, I couldn’t ask for more but God maintains to wonder me.”

#Nope, which opened in first location at the weekend’s box office with an expected $44 million, is a sci-fi horror movie that capabilities Palmer contrary Daniel Kaluuya.

Palmer turned into a toddler performer within the identify position of Nickelodeon’s genuine Jackson, VP, which debuted in 2008 and ran for three seasons. different credit include Akeelah and the Bee, Scream Queens, Hustlers and a voice role in this year’s Pixar movie Lightyear, along side a stint as co-host of Good Morning the American’s third hour, titled Strahan, Sara & Keke

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