KeKe Palmer has been a major public figure, since her days on Nickelodeon’s, “True Jackson: VP”. She then went on to star in the Nickelodeon film, “Rags”, amongst other incredible roles. Currently, she is a daytime talk show host on “Strahan, Sara, & KeKe”.
Most recently, however, a video of Palmer went viral. The video was of Palmer at an L.A. protest for the Black Lives Matter movement. In the video, you can see Palmer pleading for the National Guard to march with them.
She stated that she wanted them to march with protestors, to show that a positive change can be made through unity. One of the National Guard members, however, revealed that the troop was not allowed to leave their post, because they had to guard all of the businesses on that street from being looted/broken into.
Palmer continued to plead, and another protestor can be heard asking for the National Guard to take a knee, at the very least. He agreed, and he (along with the rest of the troop) took a knee, to honor George Floyd. While some protestors were happy, Palmer continued asking them to march. The National Guard agreed to march with them to the end of the street, but that they once again were not able to leave their assigned post.
For the most part, a majority of the people stood with Palmer’s statement.
Even “Maze Runner” star, Dylan O’Brien, wanted to get Palmer on the trending page for her actions.
However, some people provided an explanation as to why the National Guard would have gotten into trouble, if they had forfeited their assigned post.
Two days ago, Palmer made an appearance on Good Morning America, to further discuss why kneeling was just not enough for her. She stated that she was so adamant about the National Guard marching with them, because in the past, law enforcement has been known to take a knee with them one minute, and tear gas that same crowd the next minute.