Being a celebrity shouldn’t mean having to give up your privacy or having to be “on” every moment of every day. After all, being a celebrity is a job, and no one should have to work 24/7.
We need to be able to respect that when celebrities are out, we need to allow them their privacy. When you ask them for a picture and if they say no, respect it.
Star Keke Palmer was out and had a fan encounter that she spoke out about, one that left her uncomfortable and her privacy invaded. “No means no, even when it doesn’t pertain to sex,” Keke tweeted. “I was at the bar the other day and this girl asked me three times for a picture and I told her three times nicely that I did not want take one with her. She still preceded to film me against my will..”
She added, “If I went off on her I would’ve been wrong, so I just nervously laughed while my privacy was invaded upon.”
While her Twitter statement was somewhat short, she expanded upon it on Instagram.
“Clearly I’m still upset about it cause I hated that I smiled, but that is my defense mechanism to laugh or joke in an uncomfortable situation and it misleads people every time. Literally I could be wanting to scream, and on the outside I’m still preforming. The fact that I tell people no at all is therapeutic progress for me lbvs.”
“Creating boundaries can sometimes be so difficult but when you people please or always try to avoid conflict, you let yourself down every time. Goodluck to all those who also struggle with this from time to time. ♥️” she finished off the post.
What do you think of Keke’s post?