Keke Palmer is in a league of her own.

The Nope actress shut down comparisons of her career to Zendaya‘s after a tweet addressing the issue of colorism in Hollywood gained steam last week.

The tweet stated that there was discrimination against people with darker skin tones within the same race.

“I’d like someone to do a deep-drive on the similarities and differences between Keke Palmer and Zendaya’s careers. This may be one of the clearest examples of how colorism plays out in Hollywood. They were both child-stars, but their mainstream popularity is very different,” the user wrote.


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The user, @NBAgladiator, later followed up on the original statement saying, “The reason I chose Zendaya is bc she’s considered to be mainstream, is also a triple threat (act, sing, & dance), was also a child-star, & the similarities goes on & on.”

“But if Zendaya was darker, I don’t know that she would be considered mainstream by their definition,” they said.

Palmer quickly shut down the conversation on Friday.

“A great example of colorism is to believe I can be compared to anyone. I’m the youngest talk show host ever. The first Black woman to star in her own show on Nickelodeon, & the youngest & first Black Cinderella on broadway,” she wrote.

“I’m an incomparable talent. Baby, THIS, is Keke Palmer.”

Palmer followed up with: “I’ve been a leading lady since I was 11 years old. I have over 100+ credits, and currently starring in an original screenplay that’s the number one film at the box office #NOPE. I’ve had a blessed career thus far, I couldn’t ask for more but God continues to surprise me.”

Palmer’s latest movie Nope came out on top at the box office opening week, pushing out Thor: Love and Thunder down to the second spot after its third week.

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