Keke Palmer Wants #MeToo Movement to Look into the ‘Crooked’ Music Industry not Just the ‘Acting World’
Keke Palmer wants full accountability to be taken across the entertainment industry when it comes to sexual misconduct. The
actor expressed in an exclusive interview with People that she believes the #MeToo movement skipped over the music industry.
“Bad [sh*t] … happens in all industries, obviously, but specifically entertainment,”
“We know bad things happen in all of them, but it’s almost like the acting world represents a union and the music industry represents non-union.”
She added that #MeToo, which has brought forth nationwide awareness around the issue of sexual misconduct against women in their fields of work,
“hasn’t happened in music, and it should.”
“It’s like everybody is being paid, and everybody’s a crooked cop,”
she told People.
“So, it seems like nothing will ever really come to a head.”
Palmer, who is known for her multifaceted talents, has received backlash for speaking out against disorderly behavior she’s experienced from men in the music industry. In 2017, Palmer accused singer, Trey Songz of
after he allegedly tried forcing her to be in a music video against her will.
“Being a woman is like, ‘Damn, the biggest mistake you can make is trusting somebody,’”
she told People. Palmer also talked about her new film
which will be released for her new album. It is inspired by
“being in an uncomfortable situation as a woman … in a space that’s dominated mostly by men,”
she told People.
“I’ve had to do so much preventative [sh*t] … because I can’t trust people to behave,”
“The sad thing is that you learn these things from being in bad situations. It almost feels like it’s a coming-of-age story for a woman.”
#Clique, what are your thoughts?