Keke Palmer is being widely and passionately criticized for sharing a fairly Republican-sounding take on EBT cards.” data-reactid=”19″Keke Palmer is being widely and passionately criticized for sharing a fairly Republican-sounding take on EBT cards.
Early Monday morning, Palmer decided now was the time to seemingly ignore the existence of food deserts.
“Imagine if your EBT card could only work on healthy items,” Palmer said in the tweet receiving the most attention.
Imagine if your EBT card could only work on healthy items …. 👀👀👀👀
— Keke Palmer (@KekePalmer) November 9, 2020
Prior to sharing this take, Palmer had been replying to fans amid a discussion on the pumped-up cost of healthier foods. The eventual “imagine if” tweet, however, has been panned for appearing to miss multiple points including the difficulty of eating healthy in food-sparse regions, the unavailability of healthier alternatives in many of those same regions, and the aforementioned (and often massive) cost difference.
I mean, you know that the choices you have when using EBT are restricted, right? For example, you can’t purchase cooked/warm foods. Being working poor or unemployed is already exhausting and now the government is telling me I can’t buy a hot meal for dinner? https://t.co/kVVaQjItmQ
— 🧛🏾♀️Buttigieg👻Buttijury🦇Butticutioner🎃 (@ValarMorDollars) November 9, 2020
Have you ever heard of a food desert? Places where access to nutritious food is lower, usually in areas where many fall below the poverty line. Could force them into food insecurity and hunger.
— the name is Jaz (@DamnJazAgain) November 9, 2020
Imagine if a tiny portion of the enormous excess wealth in our country flowed to people who needed food to live and we didn’t worry about what they were choosing to do with their modest allocation or whether they for some reason didn’t deserve to eat. 👀 👀👀👀👀 https://t.co/oeI7if2qo4
— Jesse Thorn (@JesseThorn) November 9, 2020
We’re in a pandemic. Imagine if all local celebrities #onhere can partner with other local celebrities to create and support mutual aid efforts that can feed poor people.
Imagine if they started free food programs. Imagine if they pressured government officials to address hunger. https://t.co/QOndrefI1v
— Charles Preston (@_CharlesPreston) November 9, 2020
Kamala Harris and Joe Biden in a tweet stating that “EBT cards should swipe free on all items considered healthy.”” data-reactid=”40″Later, Palmer tagged Kamala Harris and Joe Biden in a tweet stating that “EBT cards should swipe free on all items considered healthy.”
Keke Palmer Criticized Over Comments About EBT Cards and Healthy Food