Keke Palmer Hits Back At Viral Tweet Pitting Her Against Zendaya In Colorism Discourse: 'I’m An Incomparable Talent'
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Keke Palmer Hits Back At Viral Tweet Pitting Her Against Zendaya In Colorism Discourse: 'I’m An Incomparable Talent'

Keke Palmer is not here for people comparing her success to that of fellow Hollywood star Zendaya.

In a tweet posted on July 24, Palmer, who is gaining critical acclaim for her role in Jordan Peele’s Nope, slammed a recent social media conversation asking someone to highlight the perceived difference in mainstream popularity between her and Zendaya.

The tweet called Palmer and Zendaya’s careers “one of the clearest examples of how colorism plays out in Hollywood,” which didn’t sit too well with the Nope star.

The Twitter thread pointed out that both Keke Palmer and Zendaya are former child stars but suggests that ‘Nope’ is Palmer’s breakout role.

The thread deviated from the original post, which mainly just spoke about how people were calling 'Nope' Palmer's breakout role when she's been in the game for years.

Though some are looking at Palmer’s starring role in 'Nope' as her breakout role, the actress has been landing projects left and right since she was a child.

She is most known for playing the titular role in Nickelodeon’s True Jackson, VP.

Palmer’s other notable credits include, Akeelah and the Bee, Disney Channel’s Jump In!, Scream Queens, Hustlers and Lightyear– but all of these projects are just a sample of what she’s done.

She’s also had a stint as the co-host of Good Morning America’s three-hour talk show, Strahan, Sara & Keke, opposite Michael Strahan and Sara Haines.

In response to the comparison, Keke Palmer tweeted, “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

Palmer continued, “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.”

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