Keke Palmer is getting real about unreasonable beauty standards put on women.
In a new interview with Yahoo Beauty, the singer and actress talked openly about how young women are treated when it comes to their looks.
According to Palmer, 23, she thinks the Kardashians are part of the problem when it comes to how women are expected to look.
“We’ve seen extremes of that. In the sense of the Kardashians, it’s like, I’m going to show you so much perfect and be everything a woman should be or everything a man would like or love. And I’m going to be exactly that so you can’t bully me anymore,” said Palmer.
Expanding on her thoughts on the Kardashians, Palmer admits that Kylie Jenner’s rise in fame and her ever changing look has had an impact on young girls.
“Specifically in the situation with Kylie, where you’ve had a young girl people have seen on television since she was a kid and they literally told her she was so ugly, the ugly person in the family,” the “Scream Queens” star said.
“She went and did apparently everything the world deems as beautiful. The even crazier part is that everybody loves her for it,” Palmer continued.
What Palmer finds most interesting is that this current generation of young people is facing this every single day. With social media, young men and women are being shown unrealistic examples of beauty and are being told that by changing your appearance, you’ll be accepted. “You can be profitable for not being who you truly are,” she said.
This is why Palmer is so honest with her fans and careful of how she presents herself. “We all go through it. And I feel really grateful to be in the industry for as long as I’ve been and to have people who have been with me this long in my career and stand on a platform and say, ‘It’s all a gag!’” she said.