Keke Palmer is probably just one tweet or bomb ass selfie away from getting back into the world’s good graces, but right now she’s catching monumental slander on Twitter now. The actress and media personality seemingly took shots at EBT card users and although she attempted to clarify her statement, Twitter isn’t letting it go so easily.
Palmer, 27, put out a tweet that she also shared on her Instagram account that reads as follows:
“Imagine if your EBT card could only work on healthy items”
This was followed by a series of dots to illustrate pondering and a number of eyeball emojis.
Since Monday morning (Nov. 9), Palmer has gamely taken on the criticism and has even retweeted some of the digs that have come her way.
Palmer said later via her Twitter timeline, “Hey Hey @KamalaHarris I know you just started but me and my friends were talking about it and we think EBT cards should swipe free on all items considered HEALTHY.”
Although she didn’t initially address President-Elect Joe Biden, she followed that tweet with a salute towards him as well. So, not quite an “I don’t know this man” moment.
As time went on, Palmer’s point was finally clarified on Twitter, reminding one critic that she did so on Instagram but didn’t have space where all of the chatter originated.
“No that’s what I’m saying. I’m saying you should get healthy food for free if you have a EBT card. That’s my point. You can’t write everything on Twitter but on IG I did. But even still if you think health foods shouldn’t be free that’s ur opinion,” Palmer responded.
Check out the reactions and tweets below.
Keke Palmer In Hot Water Over EBT & Healthy Foods Twitter Debate was originally published on hiphopwired.com
Keke Palmer when she spots someone buying honey buns and Takis— KYLE 🖕🏽 (@thekillakay_) November 9, 2020
Nobody:— ΛDRIΛN (@AdrianXpression) November 9, 2020
Rich ass Keke Palmer at 8AM: what if you brokies could only buy raw celery sticks with your Food For Poors card?
Keke Palmer really picked up her phone at 7:00 AM on 11/9/2020 to talk about food stamps.— k a r y. (@itsKARY_) November 9, 2020
Keke Palmer walking into the corner store pic.twitter.com/IlSHu0dKjP— Josué (@SaintLamont_) November 9, 2020
When Keke Palmer catch me buying zebra cakes pic.twitter.com/1NuBJClQCD— LAKERS (14-4) 🇧🇷 (@8ensei) November 9, 2020
If @KekePalmer and the celebs and influencers agreeing with her are serious, here is a great thread of mutual aid organizations that include community fridges. I donate to my local fridge, you can too!— LET'S GET LOUUUUUD 🇵🇷 (@_ItsMarisWorld_) November 9, 2020
If you have a mutual aid or community fridge link to share, add it here! https://t.co/nf2ij0IweY
Keke Palmer could have left that whole segment in her drafts, but now we are here....— The Casual Sex Captain (@jiggyjayy2) November 9, 2020
Keke palmer said she got friends on EBT. Idk whats worse. Her lying about who she friends with or her being a multimillionaire and having friends who need govt assistance to put food on their table— reply guy (@_theghettomonk) November 9, 2020