Recently, netizens made comparisons between the careers of Keke Palmer, 28, and Zendaya, 25. The “Nope” star spoke out and brought up a reflection on colorism, a form of prejudice about how the difference in people’s skin tone black women can socially imply.
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The discussion started last Saturday (23), when a user on Twitter said:“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”.
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Palmer, who started her acting career in 2004, is also a singer and presenter, did not let her professional trajectory be minimized. “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”.
“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”, finished Keke.