Keke Palmer Facing A Lot Of Heat After Making A Pretty Dumb Comment About EBT Cards
Keke Palmer was seen as a little bit of hero during the protests earlier this year. She was seen marching with the people, and even trying to bring the police and protesters together.
She gained a lot of support during this time, but now she may have lost some of that support due to a pretty strange tweet. Early Monday morning, she jumped on her Twitter account to send out this message…
since Keke Palmer deleted the tweet 👀👀 pic.twitter.com/zUVuyGbbWi— f u (@lmaololokay) November 9, 2020
That tweet is super bizarre because it screams of something a rich, racist Republican might say. In fact, I could probably go through Twitter and find a bunch of wealthy white people saying similar sh*t.
Several people dragged her on Twitter…
republican ass take. imagine if health food was available everywhere EBT cards are and as affordable as junk food. https://t.co/mzrP0OsjlH— Craig Bro Dude (@CraigSJ) November 9, 2020
y'all really be ronald reagan https://t.co/7yFIm5NvdL— defund the police (@not_carlisle) November 9, 2020
Celebrities are useless. https://t.co/QJUYk4ROhX— G.D. (@GeeDee215) November 9, 2020
Imagine if actual grocery stores with fresh produce decided to set up in low income communities https://t.co/5Msod9w2rF— Kaitlyn Greenidge (@surlybassey) November 9, 2020
After being hit with the negative response, Keke changed her tune. She went on her Instagram account to “explain” what she meant, but it’s clearly not what she meant.
She’s trying to say that she meant, “what if healthy items were free on EBT” but that’s CLEARLY not what her tweet was implying. It suggested the opposite, that EBT cards should only work on healthy food…meaning you would only be able to purchase healthy foods.
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I’m just here for the comments. GM ☀️ Added for context: I have been eating extremely healthy lately and I have been sad about my debit card balance because of it. Healthy food is more expensive for a reason. It’s fresh, good for you and gives you energy. Bad foods are bad for a reason. They last long they taste good because of tons of sodium and they aren’t expensive because they’re honestly not food. Mostly likely they are food-LIKE products. In any event imagine if you could get whatever healthy foods you wanted on your EBT card. Like all the healthy foods could swipe for free. Pretty much a reward for being healthy but even more so giving homes a break that want to eat healthy but can’t afford it!
Honestly. This puts a bad taste in my mouth. It’s one thing to make a stupid comment, learn from it and then apologize.
But it’s something else to lie and claim you meant something completely different. I’m not down with that.
She over here tweeting with her “5G” in the corner, acting like she knows anything about EBT.