Keke Palmer Causes Controversy over Mike Brown Comments

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Keke Palmer Causes Controversy over Mike Brown Comments

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Photo Credit: Instagram

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By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

If you’ve been keeping up with the news as of late, then you have heard of Mike Brown’s tragic story. Brown was a 18-year-old young black man who was gunned down in Missouri a few days ago and shot 10 times by a police officer although he had his hands up in the air and was actually surrendering to officers in Ferguson.

Brown was just days away from attending his first day of college at Vatterott College.

As people are coming together and protesting for justice, BET talk show host and actress Keke Palmer’s tweets have caused plenty of controversy and debate.

Check out her tweets (read tweets from bottom to top):

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When Keke began to get slammed for the tweets (especially the MLK one), she then posted the following videos to her Instagram account:

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30 Comments

  1. Queen

    August 11, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    Keke is very young. I’m sure her opinions on race relations will change in a few years you know when real life happens.

    • Barbee

      August 11, 2014 at 7:48 pm

      lol exactly.

    • The Truth

      August 11, 2014 at 8:27 pm

      I agree.

  2. Chelly

    August 11, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    MLK’s dream came true? When?

    • Deja

      August 11, 2014 at 7:49 pm

      I guess the day she got that Cinderella gig. *sarcasm*

    • Anonymous

      August 11, 2014 at 8:15 pm

      right

    • Tay

      August 13, 2014 at 5:36 am

      I know right.

  3. Anonymous

    August 11, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    No offense but this is how a lot of young black people feel. They really believe in that whole rainbows and butterflies in the sky myth. LOL.

  4. Fashionista

    August 11, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Oh lawd Keke needs to really sit her self down somewhere. White people were just dragging her because they are pissed her naive behind will be the first black cinderella on broadway.

  5. julyol1972

    August 11, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Because you’re a talk show host doesn’t mean you always need to be talking. Especially when you’re not say anything of any real substance. Somehow her message got lost in her love of the sound of her own voice.

    She’s young, life has a lot to teach her.

  6. Yeah I Said It!

    August 11, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Wait a minute. Did she not know Mike was murdered by a white cop and not another black man? That first tweet makes me think she didn’t even know who killed him.

  7. Peachy

    August 11, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    I like Keke. But she really needs to humble herself and understand the situation for blacks in this country is way more complicated than she wants to admit. I’m sure Mike was hopeful and believed he could have more in life and sadly he was murdered.

  8. Anonymous

    August 11, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    So pretty and naive.

  9. Gabriella

    August 11, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    She just doesn’t get it. But my problem with Keke is she hops on social media voicing her opinion and speaking on subjects without thinking it through. This isn’t the first time she has said something out of line. I just feel like she always speaks on subjects without really knowing about it. Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

  10. Ms. Jackson

    August 11, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Bish didn’t even know Mike wasn’t killed by another black man. So she can keep her little motivational speeches to herself.

  11. And What?

    August 11, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    And she was was so serious about that MLK tweet.

  12. Madison

    August 11, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    Twitter and Instagram are making me not like a lot of celebs.

  13. Mcloving

    August 11, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    I’m just going to assume that she’s out of touch with the struggle for non famous blacks in america. That way, I won’t have to call her stupid because I actually like her.

  14. Gia

    August 11, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    How is she going to say separating ourselves is not the answer and she works for BET? :-/

  15. Old School

    August 11, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    I think a lot of famous black people are disconnected from what us non famous blacks go through. But that’s a subject for another day.

    • Anonymous

      August 11, 2014 at 11:08 pm

      They really are.

  16. Troll

    August 11, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    We’ll see what she says when the roles and opportunities start drying up because she’s not white and privileged. She needs to talk to black actresses who have been in the business for 25 years plus. She has no clue.

  17. Anonymous

    August 11, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    She just said what a lot of these young black kids think. They didn’t grow up in a time where they had to deal with racial injustice firsthand. They don’t even learn their history in school. They are the same ones who couldn’t see why Lil Wayne’s Emmett Till lyric was unacceptable. I weep for their naivete and ignorance.

  18. Lana

    August 11, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Girl shut up.

  19. Anonymous

    August 11, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    If only it was that simple. She has a lot to learn.

  20. kopper

    August 12, 2014 at 12:32 am

    After reading the tweets I could only watch one video. Bye Keke

  21. Uncontainable Spirit

    August 12, 2014 at 2:51 am

    Awwwww, the wittle wittle baby. She’ll learn.

  22. Babygirl

    August 12, 2014 at 10:57 am

    Keke is really young and she has a lot to learn about how this whole being black thing works. A reality check will come eventually, especially with her being a black actress. So I won’t hold this against her.

  23. Anonymous

    August 12, 2014 at 11:23 am

    I was the same way until I got into corporate america. LOL.

  24. Tay

    August 13, 2014 at 5:35 am

    I was with her until she said MLK’s dream came true. :-/

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