Well-known TV host and singer Keke Palmer used a highly interesting method to get attention to the attacks on people of color; she posted a couple of stunning photos of herself.
On April 17, the ‘Strahan, Sara and Keke‘ co-host took to her verified Instagram account and uploaded a series of photos that see her in a mini skirt, and added a lengthy caption to call out society to stand up against the US “ignorant system” and to “make it something intelligent.”
Underneath the photos, the 27-year-old star issued the following statement:
“The attack on blacks is a part of the guise to make non-BIPOC Americans feel important enough in America to not realize it’s a failing country. It’s to make you think you’re being treated well because you’re not being treated as badly as “them”. They treat us worse so you can be happy with the bare minimum, it’s called fear-mongering.”
Urging her fans and followers to band together, Palmer stated that the United States needs to be a new phrase “less bullying, more studying.” Daytime Emmy Award-nominated star continued as follows:
“That has been America all of my life. I’m not ashamed but I am disappointed and ready to be apart of a new way of thinking. America hasn’t acquired many skills outside of violence against its society and onlookers. They have let us down in many ways from the immense poverty, poor health care, unequal education, not protecting Black America from the hate this country was built upon and the list goes on!”
In her message, the Chicago Film Critics Association Award-winning artist stated that the country needs to normalize having these kinds of conversations. She concluded as follows:
“It’s okay if talking is all we have or all you can do right now. That also includes taking the time to learn before you take action. Everything else will come if we put this energy out there. That encourages a societal shift which is very important when it comes to change on this scale.”
The ‘So Uncool’ hitmaker clarified the photos at the end of the caption by saying that her intention was grabbing her fans & followers’ attention with the photos.