Keke Palmer Describes Overzealous Fan Invading Her Space, ‘No Means No’
Overzealous Fan Pushed Envelope
… ‘No Means No’
4/23/2022 3: 32 PM PT
Keke Palmer says she politely declined to take a photo with an overzealous fan — but even when the message was clear … still had her personal space violated.
The actress shared a disturbing story on Saturday via social media. She described how a girl kept asking her for a photo… but she didn’t want to take no for an answer and instead hit record when she was denied.
To that KP writes: “No means no, even if it doesn’t concern sex. I was at the bar when a girl asked me three time for a photo. I explained three times to her that I didn’t want to take one with her. I was not going to let her film me. “
She says, “If she went off on me, I would’ve be wrong, so I nervously laughed while I was being invaded upon.” This is a sad truth for celebs. If you’re out in the public, anyone can take a picture of you… even if it feels intrusive, as this clearly did.
Keke addressed the issue on IG… “Clearly, I’m still upset because I hated that it made me smile, but that is my defense mechanism for laughing or playing jokes in uncomfortable situations and it misleads everyone every time. Literally, I could want to scream but on the outside, I’m still performing. Therapy for me is the fact that I don’t tell people no. “
She continues to explain that boundaries can be difficult for people who are tolerant of people-pleasing and don’t want conflict to occur — which she says is not a good practice but a real struggle.
Here is the interesting thing about this: Keke has dealt with this exact issue before, but in a more sinister setting — at least according to what she claimed.
You’ll recall … she accused Trey Songz of “sexual intimidation” after he allegedly coerced her to be in a music video of his against her will — to the point she claims she had to hide in a closet from him … something Trey later downplayed and seemingly denied on social media.
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One thing doesn’t necessarily have to do with the other, but the fact KP’s once again speaking on consent is interesting — especially in light of Trey’s newest allegation.
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