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Nothing Wrong, Lame, or Corny About Being Wholesome

There seems to be a pervasive idea today that if you have a moral center you are somehow robbing yourself of experiencing life. Fortunately, there are numerous examples that prove this does not have to be the case.

Growing up in the spotlight comes with its own unique challenges, especially if you are raised with a moral standard different from the Hollywood "norm." Keke Palmer knows a thing or two about navigating these challenges to her identity. Palmer grew up as a Disney actress on Akeelah and the Bee. As you know, Disney child-actors and actresses do not always fair well into adulthood (insert image of Miley Cyrus here). But Palmer went on to star in films like Ice Age and Hustlers.

Recently, she shared a message with her Instagram followers about what it really means to stay true to yourself:

Growing up I was often teased for being “wholesome,” the shows I acted on, the fact that I had a bedtime on tour, and even sometimes the way I spoke. What I hated most was that people assumed that because of all these things I somehow hadn’t experienced life.

In a parallel post on Twitter, she wrote: “IDK (I don’t know) who needs to hear this, but there is nothing wrong, lame or corny about being wholesome.”

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