Keke Palmer Suggests EBT Should ‘Only Work On Healthy Items’ Free, Gets Criticized Online
Keke Palmer made a few statements about what types of foods should be included for use for free on an EBT card, and some fans weren’t happy about it.
Keke Palmer first sent out a tweet stating that the government is aware of the value that super healthy foods have for your body. She said,
“You never realize what healthy food is actually worth until you decide to eat extremely healthy and notice that everything is a million dollars .. !!! I see corporations know the nutritious valuable off top.”
A fan then agreed with her saying that most grocery stores in the US don’t even have the best food options.
“You’re right and to top it off many of US don’t even have the best foods available in our grocery stores. Food insecure. Food islands. Nutrition barren.”
Another fan shared Keke Palmer’s same views on the healthiest foods not being accessible in certain areas.
“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.”
The tweet that seems to have gotten the internet on fire is when Keke Palmer posed a question, imagining if your EBT card could in fact work on all healthy items, even making “healthy food” free. She said:
“Imagine if your EBT card could only work on healthy items ….”
She then asked Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris for help in making healthy foods free on EBT cards.
“Hey @KamalaHarris I know you just started but me and my friends were talking about it and we think EBT cards should swipe free on all items considered HEALTHY. Xoxo”