George Floyd: Keke Palmer convinces National Guard soldiers to kneel, fans thank her for making a difference
'She will use her platform endlessly to spread a message about what's wrong in the world to make a difference,' said a fan
As the nationwide protests seeking justice for George Floyd continue to intensify with each passing day, President Donald Trump has issued a statement, saying he would deploy the military to handle the protesters if the situation cannot be curbed by the National Guard soldiers alone.
However, his actions are met with unexpected reactions as even the peaceful demonstrations are turning violent with the interference of the police and National Guard forces. During one such protest demonstrations, television star Keke Palmer manages to convince the guards to take a knee with her wise words and fans can’t stop raving about her display of courage.
In one of the videos making rounds on Twitter, the ‘Scream Queens’ actress is seen talking the soldiers into marching with the rest of the protestors. She’s heard saying, “have to pay attention to what’s going on. We have a president that’s trying to incite a race war… we have people in here who need your help. This is when y’all stand together with the community, with society, to stop the governmental oppression. Period. We need you.”
When one of the soldiers responds to Palmer’s request by kneeling, the crowd surrounding the actress begins to cheer her. While many celebrities have been reluctant to even voice their opinion about the issue, let alone take to the streets, Palmer has earned the appreciation of her followers by taking it upon herself to spread the awareness, setting an example for the rest of them.
One user tweeted, “Wow! keke is a national treasure and the fact that she was coming from a genuine place and offered a valid perspective to then see this man stutter with inadequate excuses really just shows how coward all cops/militants are and really don’t care. the kneeling was cute tho”.
“She's got experience, she played a VP on a TV show... which is more experience than the current president had coming in”, said another. Meanwhile, another fan added, “I love her. She's always been clear and vocal. A Queen”.
One user wrote, “If she talked to me like this I would've fucking broken down and cried. I would tell her the truth as to why they can't march, even if we want to. I would've spilled everything”.
One of her fans wrote, "SHE WILL USE HER PLATFORM ENDLESSLY TO SPREAD A MESSAGE ABOUT WHAT’S WRONG IN THE WORLD TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. KEKE PALMER IS AN ICON."