Ooh Keke I gotta disagree here. Poor people are allowed to buy Doritos. We shouldn’t be policing the poor. If they have a craving for ice cream, or wanna stock up on TV dinners cause they have to work late, then they are allowed.
She went on to engage with followers, discussing her health food regimen, when one fan lamented: "That's my main issue w/healthy food - it is largely inaccessible. If you don't have a piece of land to grow most of your own stuff, shit's close to impossible."
Damn! I thought it was a nice suggestion considering I know so many people consoling they can’t afford the healthy food with they EBT cards. My bad! Everybody don’t feel the same that’s okay lol https://t.co/zhL4CJjm1E
"You really need to chill. Because this is THE most ignorant stance and statement, due to privilege/assumption you're exercising in the statement alone..." the Twitter user wrote.
"Damn! I thought it was a nice suggestion considering I know so many people consoling they can't afford the healthy food with they EBT cards," she replied "My bad! Everybody don't feel the same that's okay lol."
It didn't get much better for her from there; she spent the next two hours attempting to dig herself out of the Twitter hole, as the attacks kept coming. Many brought up the high cost of healthy food, as well as the availability of it in "food deserts," areas where accessibility to affordable, healthy food is near impossible.
Yea but some people DO need EBT. That’s nothing to be ashamed of. My family has used it! They should make it better. https://t.co/QG8L0G3q43
Nah I don’t because I’m saying all these things should be switched and made easier for people within that income. They shouldn’t have to worry they should have health food stores in their neighborhoods and their EBT should afford them those foods for free as well. https://t.co/p6fo9Zmd7R
Instead of perhaps admitting her initial tweet -- which, again, only suggested EBT cards should "only work on healthy items" and mentioned nothing about healthy food being free -- wasn't worded in best way, Keke doubled down and began accusing her critics of being against free healthy food for low- and no-income people:
Nah pooh I thought it was a good idea truly and so did many of my friends with EBT cards lololol everybody doesn’t always agree clearly. 🥴 https://t.co/MSjXN0sqaL
Apologize for thinking people should get free food... ? I’m confused with that one lol. How is it offense to suggest people deserve free food on EBT? Because that’s all I’m suggesting. https://t.co/aAoy1lwkBV
She risked treading into even deeper water when, after being told several times that she should not discuss problems that do not concern her unless she is bringing a solution, she pointed out that her tax dollars fund the program:
Yes but we all fund this thing with our taxes. And if it was for something like this I would be even more thrilled because I’d know it was going somewhere fr. https://t.co/74BVrMbhH6
... and then almost dragged the Kardashians into it...
Right yea it’s hard on here with context I learned years ago lol I. know ppl hate celebrities now a days but I’m just a person & I fought to get where I am. I don’t come from wealth I’m not a Kardashian & that’s no shade. But I wish ppl could understand the difference. https://t.co/6ali9ef0iB
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After one of her followers spelled out the confusion -- tweeting, "If this is the plan: EBT AND free healthy foods (yay). If the plan is EBT ONLY for healthy food it's a little.....poverty shaming. I'm gonna decide the first one is what you meant" -- Palmer confirmed the former is what she was trying to say.
"Hahaha yes! I don't wanna encourage nothing harmful to folks shit let's all decide," she replied. I'm into the discussion!"
Hahaha yes! I don’t wanna encourage nothing harmful to folks shit let’s all decide. I’m into the discussion! https://t.co/q1cNjZ6FOX