“That’s like having sex in order to get your virginity…”
KeKe Palmer Comments On The Mike Brown Shooting
KeKe Palmer is continuing to make people side eye her with perspective on the unarmed shooting death of Mike Brown.
The “Just KeKe” host who previously said that the teen’s death wasn’t about race, recently dished on the RELENTLESS backlash she got for her statements and compared fighting brutality with violence, to having sex for virginity.
Earlier this week, the 21-year-old actress-singer took to her Twitter and Instagram account posting a string of comments urging for unity and nonviolence during the outbreaks of national protests for Brown. And though Palmer’s inspirational messages were intended to uplift her followers, some slammed her thoughts as naïve.
“Being naïve is never anything to be ashamed of, because I believe me being naïve is what has allowed me to do all the things that I can because if I believe in and quote what’s realistic then I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing right now,” Palmer admitted Thursday during an interview with The Huffington Post.
“I simply wouldn’t be ‘Cinderella’ on Broadway, I wouldn’t have ‘Just KeKe,’”
“As far as what’s going on with Mike Brown, I spoke up on that, because unproductive outrage has never gotten us anywhere,” she continued.
“Even with MLK and everything that he did for black people…all he spoke about was unity, because throwing hate and being angry, and violence, that doesn’t give us peace and equality. That’s like having sex in order to get your virginity. It’s just the complete opposite thing to do.”
“I don’t have all the answers and there are no quick fixes for things like this.
But uniting and coming together on one clear message and trying to get that message across is much better than us all being everywhere and fighting against one another and coming from all different sides. That’s never going to get us anywhere.”
Despite her sometimes naive azz comments, the talk show host did do some good in the hood by traveling to Ferguson to actually march with the protestors.
While there she took video of the crowd and said she saw the man who was shot last night in the stomach by authorities.
Furthermore she said her mother was SHOT in the neck by pellets and authorities shot into the crowd with (real) bullets.
SMH…kudos to KeKe for actually hitting the pavement for the cause.