CNN put together a fantastic interview with Keke Palmer last week. Keke talked about representing young African-American girls as well as making your dreams a reality while maintaining your integrity.
“There are not many young African-American women on TV,” Keke stated. ”I want young girls to see that it’s normal, that it’s natural to see a young black girl on TV. If they see it enough times, if they see more people like me on TV, then they’ll know it’s possible.
“I haven’t been nude in anything in my whole life. I haven’t done anything that’s extremely out of my character, something that I would feel bad about later. You don’t have to do anything crazy to make your dreams come true. That’s a big part of what I do. I try to make it known to people that look like me that it can happen.”
Pop culture expert Ashley Dos Santos has suggested that stars like Keke, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, and Miranda Cosgrove are really hot right now because of their accessibility and seemingly wholesome demeanor in a world where sex, drugs, and violence have dominated the culture for some time.
Do you agree?