Whether you want to believe it or not, social media plays a major role in today's society.
But with the introductions of filters and apps that can alter your physical appearance, some argue social media produces false ideas of beauty, especially for women.
And Keke Palmer is one celebrity making that argument. During a recent interview with Yahoo! Beauty, the 23-year-old actor explained why social media makes it hard to remain authentic.
"People just become so judgmental, and it’s easy for you to be scorned by that or take those things personal when the reality is people are projecting."
"So often people feel like, you know what, I’m just going to beat them to the punch and either degrade myself or be so damn perfect they have nothing to say. We’ve seen extremes of that."
"Specifically in the situation with Kylie Jenner, 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."
"She went and did apparently everything the world deems as beautiful. The even crazier part is that everybody loves her for it."
"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."
"Showing young girls, young guys that if you do everything that society wants you to be, not only will you be praised for it but you will make money for it. You can be profitable for not being who you truly are."
The entertainer admits this is part of the reason why she tries to be transparent on social media, so her audience understands she has good days and bad days, just like them.
Despite the influence of social media, Keke said she believes "there’s nothing more important in life than being true to ourselves and being 100 percent loving to ourselves."
"Putting our feelings [first] and how we wanna feel and do that above what anybody thinks no matter how impossible, selfish, weird, scary, or embarrassing that may seem."
To read Keke Palmer's full interview with Yahoo! Beauty, click here.
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