Keke Palmer Claps Back at Zendaya Comparisons – What ‘Nope’ Star Has Said

Keke Palmer Claps Back at Zendaya Comparisons – What ‘Nope’ Star Has Said

Published July 25, 2022
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User Melinda Eg wrote: “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.”

In a slew of separate tweets, she pointed out that while Palmer “has done sooo much throughout her career,” people are saying Nope is her “breakout role.” She added: “#Euphoria is what is considered Zendaya’s breakout role, but that makes sense.”

The Alice actress seemingly responded to the viral message the following day. “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,” the 28-year-old said. “I’m an incomparable talent. Baby, THIS, is Keke Palmer.”

She 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.”