Keke Palmer

Keke Palmer is upset at social media followers who assume she is a lesbian because of her butch haircut. The former child star dyed her buzz cut a pleasant shade of purple for her appearance at the iHeartRadio Music Video Awards in Toronto on Sunday.

Keke's LGBT fans immediately took to social media to welcome the sullen 23-year-old singer/actress into the family. But Keke was irked by assumptions about her sexuality from fans on social media. She lashed out one user who asked if she was a lesbian.

Her gay fans accused Keke of dying her hair for attention, and how ungrateful she was now that she's getting the attention she craves.

"Nothing physically can define someone's sexuality, can define someone's attitude, can define anything, because ultimately, you can't judge a book by its cover," she said in her Instagram Stories. "Honestly, it's hard to believe our society still operates under the weight of toxic heteronormative standards."

Keke said she was uncomfortable by the gay-oriented questions from a curious Glamour.com blogger.

"I kept it together, but what I really wanted to say is, 'Are you ignorant, because that's what it looks like. Are we asking Natalie Portman this? Are we asking Lauryn Hill this? Erykah Badu this? Are we asking everyone that cuts their damn hair? Now, we're really interested in their sexuality?" she said.

Photos by Jen Lowery/Splash News, Photographer Group / Splash News, Nicky Nelson/WENN.com, Patricia Schlein/WENN.com, Instagram.com

  • Yoni7

    I could see her with that cut in a blonde. It's fitting.

  • Nophace

    It's sad that society is so stereotypical! Smh

  • Keisha Hannah

    Im so sick of her. Who cares!

  • hottlanta

    She said heteronormative standards. What does that means? I was freaking out when of all people Leroy Cox had the nerve to say he is tired of cisgender people playing transgender roles when he is pretending to be a woman everyday. What is a cisgender person. All of these definitions is driving me nuts.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    She is such a cute little girl.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    I cannot with this attention seeking ass girl. One day its Im sexually fluid. Next she is coming out as bi. Now she is going IN on folks for asking something about the sexuality that SHE would NOT stfu up about.

    Keke you might not be anything other than in need of meds. Where is your MAMA?

  • jazmine

    She swears she so deep.

  • Keisha Hannah

    Ok!

  • LibraGirlonly

    I have nothing negative to say about her. Do you KEKe.???

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    I just feel like Keke is looking for some attention. Why is she kicking up dust when there is none? Her hair looks great, but the only time I hear about her these days is when she is complaining. Before it was about Trey Songz, her hair, before that her outfit and how Rihanna can wear revealing clothes so why not her.... She's trying to create controversy to keep herself in the spotlight, but she should let her talent do that. She is one of the few that are really talented and doesn't need the gimmicks or drama to sell. And since she DID come out, why not ask about your sexuality?

  • Shira Harding-James

    This girl....SMH
    I thought she came out, what is the issue?! ????

  • soujourn_erets

    Poor child. The industry turned her out.

  • Shira Harding-James

    Funny but true lol

  • Look@m3

    This weirdo. What happened to you!?!? You just spiraling out of control!

  • Shira Harding-James

    I know, isn't it cute?
    I nice burgundy brown

  • Harley

    How is "doing her" seeking attention? Bloggers repost what SHE post on HER media pages. Everyone changed and transitions and she is young and has a right to do that. Let's not think that because someone else repost HER pics she is seeking something

  • Harley

    Yep! She is doing what SHE wants and bloggers repost it. Not her fault

  • Please Stop The Madness

    I cant with attention seeking behavior. She is not talking about new projects. She is not talking about things she aspires to do. the only thing she has been discussing for over a YEAR PLUS is her damn sexuality. ENOUGH girl.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Every other gay, trans, lesbian, queer ass person up here gets told on REPEAT it is attention seeking to keep talking about it. Someone says this about this girl doing it and its wrong and she is young. I said what I said.

  • imright

    im not going to shame her because she made one of my favorite rollers "KEEKEE LOVE" ??

  • KcoolMuziq

    Love the purple highlights! Too bad her talk show on BET was cancelled. She seems very opinionated and needs an outlet to express herself daily.

    Also loved her in Hairspray. She is so talented.

  • Ro

    right! nobody cares!

  • Yoni7

    Even a fire flame orange.

  • Ro

    She actually looks nice for once!

  • Yoni7

    Whale, she does have a book out. Would that be a new project? LOL

  • Vonn

    Good point. Vern plays a woman in real life, why can't an actual woman play a tranny on film? What's the problem?

  • Rayne

    Beautiful girl tho.

  • Yoni7

    What is a cisgender person. All of these definitions is driving me nuts.
    ___________________

    THIS! +1000000

  • Please Stop The Madness

    http://www.glamour.com/story/keke-palmer-short-hair-has-nothing-to-do-with-sexuality

    She doesnt talk about it so why would anyone else? If she was smart she would have plugged it instead of going on and on about why her hair is not gay.

  • Bonsai

    She did put it out there that she likes anybody that likes her.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    https://www.instagram.com/keke/?hl=en

    And then just went to her Insta. Not NAH mention of a book on it.

  • Yardgirl

    It drives me nuts too!! I had to look it up one day and found this:

    cis·gen·der sis?jend?r adjective
    denoting or relating to a person whose sense of personal identity and gender corresponds with their birth sex.

    That is the interweb definition and I STILL don't know what it means *le sigh*

  • SDot

    This attention seeking little girl needs to sit down.
    just sickly insecure.

  • SDot

    This attention seeking little girl needs to sit down.
    just sickly insecure.

  • Nonya Bizness

    She's really pretty, and I like her hair. At the end of the day, regardless of what she's posted about her s exuality, her HAIR shouldn't define her s exuality, or anyone else's. She's not the first and won't be the last woman to be asked if she's G ay, because of her hair, and it's annoying. It's happened to me. So you think I'm a L esbian because my hair is short, so what do you think now that's it's to my waist? Now I like men because my hair is long? So what if it's in-between? Am I Bi? People truly get on my nerves.

  • Nonya Bizness

    She's really pretty, and I like her hair. At the end of the day, regardless of what she's posted about her s exuality, her HAIR shouldn't define her s exuality, or anyone else's. She's not the first and won't be the last woman to be asked if she's G ay, because of her hair, and it's annoying. It's happened to me. So you think I'm a L esbian because my hair is short, so what do you think now that's it's to my waist? Now I like men because my hair is long? So what if it's in-between? Am I Bi? People truly get on my nerves.

  • bklyngirl11233

    She stays trying to do too much for attention and then gets an attitude when she gets it!

  • Yardgirl

    I think the hair looks great and since I love the color purple, I'm a fan. I really like Keke, she was that Disney kid that was nice and normal........that is until she came of age and her momager lost control of her career. I would see them in interviews and her mom was very strict and I am "guessing" she is just letting loose because she can.

  • MsPam

    KeKe needs more hugs in her life!

  • Mbailey

    NO1CURR

  • Yoni7

    Oh wow. I see it all the time on FB. LOL

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Lmaooo.

  • Yoni7

    I wonder if she cut it off because it was so badly damaged? LOL

  • Please Stop The Madness

    Im CRINE. So she not gay or anything.... she got heat damage sis? Im weaaaaaak.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Keke looks good with short purple hair. She still looks very feminine and stylish. Maybe she should have worn a pair of earrings...

  • Sexy CJ

    KeKe Do U........Whatever That May Be..........It's Your Life........Live It !!!...

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c1f5e9d8023a408e9a75769c1c1edf8a0e6250f4d9263531e57385b0544905ec.jpg

  • YellowSauce

    but wasn't she kissing chics ? .. I think THAT is why people think you're a lesbian and the fact that they have never seen you with a man ....

  • Renee26

    She's right...it's her hair and she can change her style all she wants to; people shouldn't try to put her in a box behind it and it isn't a cry for attention. Hell, every time somebody changes their hair or gets a new outfit they like they tend to share it with others on social media. People need to get some business

  • Renee26

    Definately earrings....it's that one thing all short haired females should rock...preferably big ones

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    I like that style and color on her. It fits her well. If my head was shaped right, I'd rock a buzz cut, too. But alas, I have a Charlie Brown head...

  • YellowSauce

    hating is not a broke persons sport lol
    EVERYONE plays THAT game ....

  • Sexy CJ

    It's Still Free............Don't Cost A thing............

  • YellowSauce

    but not limited to broke people ............

  • Guess Who

    She's slowly descending into madness.

  • Sexy CJ

    I Feel U.......But, I Said What I Said..........

  • Oh Tommie

    But she already said she was a member of the lgbt community so..... ???

  • YellowSauce

    and so did I ............

  • Sexy CJ

    You Responded 2 My Post.........Again, I Said What I Said.......Have A Nice Day !!!!!.......

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Don't matter if she straight or lesbian or whatever she is. In today's world, I don't think we need to broadcast it anymore. Just live our lives and that should be it. If she's seen holding hands with a man, then that's who makes her happy. If she's seen holding hands with a woman, then that's who makes her happy. Doesn't make or break me (or anyone else for that matter), she's not breaking any criminal laws in doing so, and it doesn't prevent me from paying my bills.

  • Renee26

    Example: You think you are a woman and were born a female...you think you're a man and were born male

  • YellowSauce

    and again SO DID I and you too sweetie

  • Sexy CJ

    I Will......As I Always Do !!!!

  • Decked Out

    Wonder why the Millennials are so THIRSTY? #RealityTV

  • YellowSauce

    Me Too

  • Sexy CJ

    Good 4 U........Now Let Me Eliminate This Havoc & Melee........Blocked......Peace !!!!!

  • YellowSauce

    bye bitch lol

  • Miany

    based on THAT definition, most of us are cisgender.. Cox is basically saying she does not agree with a straight woman playing the role of a trans... guess cuz if straight folk keep doing it, there'd be less opportunities for her.

  • hottlanta

    I miss the good ole gender definition days where if you was a boy, you were a boy. If you was a girl you was a girl. If you was in between who cares.

  • hottlanta

    Exactly the only time I wonder if someone is straight or gay is when I wanna get with them. Other than that I don't care. I can't get with the big deal made about coming up. As a straight person I feel discriminated against because there is no coming out day/party for me.

  • Yoni7

    Dassit! LOL

  • Yardgirl

    That is what I get too ?But that is an obvious identity so why give it a name/title. I feel out of place in this crazy world lol?

  • Yardgirl

    Yep I guess we are all cisgender, just don't see what the point is of giving it a special name?

  • Yardgirl

    Right!! Da hell!!?

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Ahhhh!! I died laughing "no coming out party for you" as a straight person?!

  • abby500

    So is she gay or no? Fük all that gibberish she's spewing. Meh...don't answer...I really don't care.

  • Genia

    so it's the hair cut and not that girl grinding on girl video you did that prompts the questioning?

  • lQueenNefertiti

    So now woman can't cut they're hair now!! Gtfoh!

  • Malcom Flex

    Also mass fatherlessness

  • NicoleZee

    No, it's not right to be phony. I just think people should own who they are. Nothing wrong with being gay, but don't lie about it or shy away from it. If you're gay, be gay. Goddamn! What is the big deal??? KeKe and Queen Latifah could be wonderful role models for the gay community, especially with so many people committing suicide and enduring bullying due to their sexuality. I don't get it. I guess everyone is different. But once you love yourself and accept who you are, you don't give two shits what people think of you. I guess some people are still ashamed of their sexuality, even in 2017, maybe that's why they won't talk about it or admit it.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    No, of course it's not right to be phony. I was just saying in this day & age do we really still need to broadcast it to the world? We shouldn't care who accepts it or not. We should be free to be happy as we are, straight or gay/lesbian/trans/etc..

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Is Amber butch?

  • Miany

    lol there is NO point in giving it a name.. folk just crazy

  • Blak

    But she has said on many occasions that she is a lesbian so now she changes her mind??

  • Sexy CJ

    I'm Not A Bitch.....".I'm The Bitch"....&....That's Miss Bitch To U..........

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    I have several female family members who had hair down their backs. Suddenly, they chopped it all off. A few months later, they announced that they are lesbians. Just saying. ?

  • Messenger

    A woman's hair is her glory!

  • Messenger

    There is no coming out party for you because you are straight and straight is never in the closet. There's nothing to come out of.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    She looks beautiful. I have no hate.

  • TeeTee

    she use to be before Kanye... she now straight for pay! I always say that when I seen her, was with a stud and all.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Waaait I think I've seen a picture of her with a stud LOL. Oops ?

  • Decked Out

    True. True.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose
  • thaye

    Um....maybe her hair was over processed and damaged, js

  • Queen B

    Lol ?

  • che’lint

    I shaved my head last week. I haven't been outside yet in all of my baldness.

  • Dr.Rue

    This is the best Keke's looked. I don't get gay vibes from her hair - I think she does stuff for attention though....like all celebs

  • PlayerP

    Wait...didn't she say was sexually fluid or something to that effect not long ago?? Insert Kanye shrugs. I like the hair tho.

  • Dahl

    I like this color on her...

  • 4RGSpot

    Looks really good on her.

  • kekeb

    OK so I like you Keke and your hair. But I hope you don't go all "child actor" on us. . .

  • kekeb

    I'm sure you look beautiful! Wear it with CONFIDENCE

  • kekeb

    She has a dad. She talked about him more frequently when she was around 16/17. I think her parents still together

  • morenYAHdelsur

    ...with the receipts! LOL

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Ke Ke talks way too damn much. One minute, she's "fluid", then the next minute she's offended by a gay blogger. Girl, what is it that you want from people??

    To be honest, I couldn't care less what this chile does. I just wish she'd stop talking about it so much. Its just not really a treat listening to her and seeing her everywhere.

    Here's a tip sweetie: save all that sanctimonious nonsense--just say you're confused and trying to figure it all out but in the meantime you decided to get a Grace Jones.

    But on the real, she can say what she wants, but there's a stud hiding under all that purple, with probably a dozen or so dildos and strap-ons ready to ravish somebody's cooch. The only question is, How come she can't come to terms with it?

  • BlackFeeMale

    Boom!!!!! Let em kno

  • BlackFeeMale

    Yung Dro voice "Bii Please"

  • Jussjess25

    When peolple say words like heteronormative" and sexuality" it usually means thier gay. ?

  • Jussjess25

    Thank you!! Shes annoying already

  • Jussjess25

    ???????? stop it.. lol

  • Jussjess25

    Exactly

  • Jussjess25

    Auntie stay pullin out the receipts ???

  • sunni_daze

    heteronormative<<<<< this word id new to me. And confusing, grabs dictionary.

  • EMILY POST

    Attention Seeking... She is a good actress but Hollywood eats up their child stars when they turn adults... Seems like Hollywood has taken down another 1.

  • Renee26

    Right... it is silly

  • YellowSauce

    Okay ...SO Bye MS stankin ass Bitch ... lolololol

  • kennedy campbell

    really? talk too much? ..i'm only responding this way because i see very little coverage of her to even think she talks too much..lol

  • kennedy campbell

    she's right...a min ago everyone was hollering out that men are gay if they wear rompers...knowing damn well men was wearing them in the 30s...now i don't know about her but i love to see a black woman rock a short look like that and not be caught up in the conditioning ...now no hate to any black females rocking long locks

  • TeeTee

    ummhum

  • Harley

    and I said what I said....