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Keke Palmer Bashed for Sharing Makeup-Free Selfie on Snapchat

Avatar • May 24, 2016

In the era of contouring, baking, strobing and rocking a “beat face,” keeping up appearances can be overwhelming. The story is no different for celebrities who make their living off of appearances alone.
Some have chosen to strike back via social media and thus the trend of celebrities sharing bare-faced selfies began. Celebs from Nicki Minaj, Zendaya, Nia Long and Gabrielle Union have all posted their makeup-free selfies online.
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Recently, 22-year-old Scream Queens star Keke Palmer shared her own bare-faced selfie on SnapChat.
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Consequently, Palmer’s photo (above) was screenshot and shared online and met with criticism. Palmer’s name began to trend as the unwarranted critiques came in.
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Palmer has shared natural selfies before and also posts YouTube makeup tutorials where she is bare faced.

So why the jarring reaction now?
Some Twitter users did come to Palmer’s defense citing, you can’t claim to love the “au naturale” and simultaneously reject it.


On Monday morning, Keke posted the much talked about photo to her Instagram page with the following caption:

I hate that everyone feels like this is a big deal. I didn’t even want to make a post for it but I keep seeing people saying “Leave Keke alone” or “Why are you being mean to Keke” lol. I don’t want any of my supporters to get the wrong idea about who I am. Keke is fine because Keke knows who she is. Keke doesn’t care to conform to what people thinks she should be.#IDontBelongToYou- And Keke knows that love is the only real thing out there, everything else is delusion. When I see people being mean, I know it’s them and not me. I focus on who loves me, not who hates me duh that’s why I’m so happy all the time, I choose it. Hahahahaha! know I’m different, I been different all my life I have never been a follower. The truth is, anytime you’re being you and not following the status “quo”, you will be ridiculed. I say this to me and anyone watching the nasty things that are being said to me. From the acne scars on my skin, to the unwanted nude color on my toes hahaha. I can only be me and if it’s not enough for anyone else that’s alright with me! I can take any of the sticks and the stones thrown at me because I know the freedom of one loving thyself. I know the freedom of loving who you are every minute of the day and that’s what it’s about! It’s about YOU being into you, never about THEM ?. So don’t feel bad for me, I’m not a fucking victim or a hero. I’m just a regular girl with a cool job. But I’m just a girl nonetheless, now let’s stop acting like everything celebrities do is profound lol. Cause real talk, y’all know me taking off my makeup is not news.#StopBeingDramatic #JustBeingHonest ??????

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I hate that everyone feels like this is a big deal. I didn’t even want to make a post for it but I keep seeing people saying “Leave Keke alone” or “Why are you being mean to Keke” lol. I don’t want any of my supporters to get the wrong idea about who I am. Keke is fine because Keke knows who she is. Keke doesn’t care to conform to what people think she should be. #IDontBelongToYou- And Keke knows that love is the only real thing out there, everything else is delusion. When I see people being mean, I know it’s them and not me. I focus on who loves me, not who hates me duh that’s why I’m so happy most of the time, I choose it. Hahahahaha! I know I’m different, I been different all my life I have never been a follower. The truth is, anytime you’re being you and not following the status “quo”, you will be ridiculed. I say this to me and anyone watching the nasty things that are being said to me. From the acne scars on my skin, to the unwanted nude color on my toes hahaha. I can only be me and if it’s not enough for anyone else that’s alright with me! I can take any of the sticks and the stones thrown at me because I know the freedom of one loving thyself. I know the freedom of loving who you are every minute of the day and that’s what it’s about! It’s about YOU being into you, never about THEM 😍. So don’t feel bad for me, I’m not a fucking victim or a hero. I’m just a regular girl with a cool job. But I’m just a girl nonetheless, now let’s stop acting like everything celebrities do is profound lol. Cause real talk, y’all know me taking off my makeup is not news. #StopBeingDramatic #JustBeingHonest 😳😂❤️💋👑

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cryssi
cryssi
4 years ago

The internet really needs to chill. I don’t wear make-up, so pre face wash and post face wash honestly do make a world of difference.

jasminepowers
jasminepowers
4 years ago

Wow. Guess Keke is expected to be superhuman huh? She looks perfectly fine to me. But I guess the way Photoshop and ten layers of contouring is set up, folks expectations are stupid high.

Tanaquil
Tanaquil
4 years ago

I’m convinced that people on social media are hypocrites.One day it’s “I love natural (meaning sans makeup) women” from the men and women posting their faces beat with 2 pounds of makeup and those husky looking eyebrows. Go through their pictures and I bet they have no pics with their bare face. But whenever a celeb posts a makeup-free selfie, she’s “ugly”.

Oak
Oak
4 years ago

Question does she get a tanner like raven did or is that just bad lighting ?

AnonyChick
AnonyChick
4 years ago

It’s not entirely about her being makeup-free. It’s just a bad unflattering picture. The hair is ugly as well. And she easily coulda shown off her tan by moving a strap.

LadyJustice
LadyJustice
4 years ago
Reply to  AnonyChick

You mean hide half her face like gabrielle union and nicki minaj are doing?. The way i see it…i like palmers selfie cause she’s being playful. She wasnt trying to pose, she was just being herself. And on top of that unlike nicki and union she actually showed her full face, all natural without specialised lighting. She was being totally and truthfully authentic and i think that is beautiful. I think people who find this image “unflattering” are the ones with issues. Your basically saying who she is naturally is not enough and thats just sad SMH

niksmit
niksmit
4 years ago

Horrible lighting

TWA4now
TWA4now
4 years ago

Beautiful bare face…unashamed, unapologetic.…

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