Keke Palmer is going through a style transformation these days. The former child star is always changing up her look, and has been finding her voice along the way.
Not everyone is a fan of her growth, though. In an Instagram video, Keke recounted an incident when a friend criticized her no-makeup look.
"One of my homegirls the other day was like, 'Oh, I love everything you've been doing with your fashion except, like, when you don't be wearing makeup. I hate it when you be doing your no-makeup natural look because you don't be looking polished.'"
Keke isn't a fan of constantly trying to put out a facade of perfection, though, and explained as much to her fans.
"I was like, 'Girl that's the gag. I'm not supposed to be looking polished, that's the problem. Everybody's walking around trying to be polished 24/7-- that sh*t's fake as f*ck."
Anyone else slowly falling in love with Keke?
"No offense, because definitely the diva persona is appreciated. Like when I think about people like Mariah Carey, Dolly Parton, Whitney Houston. Of course — that is something that is beloved. But that's not me," she continued. "I'm definitely a diva, but I'm a 2017 millennial diva. And anytime I'm looking rough or not carpet ready, it's because there's not a f*cking carpet around. Point being, it's not a mistake to look in your natural state. It's not a mistake for me to be in my natural state in front of you right now."
Say it louder for the people in the back! It's not a "mistake" to be in your natural state. I need to get that quote tattooed on my body somewhere because it is everything I believe about female beauty standards — in the meantime, check out her video below.
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