Actor Keke Palmer intimidated several of her fans on social media with her recent comments regarding EBT cards.
On Monday, November 9, 2020, Palmer found herself in a Twitter firestorm after talking about how his owners use EBT cards. Across the U.S., Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards support those who pay for food using benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.
Keke Palmer kills fans on social media after suggesting EBT cards should only work for ‘healthy things’
Palmer took to Twitter Monday morning and discussed the options for those with EBT benefits. In her tweet, Palmer asked her millions of followers to “think about whether your EBT card would only work on healthy things.” Palmer also left several star-studded emoji to the tweet.
Palmer said she has noticed how “healthy” food choices are when selling shops and feels that the food should be accessible to all paying customers.
“I’ve been eating really well lately, and I’ve been sad about the balance of my debit card because of it,” Palmer wrote. “Healthy food is more expensive for a reason. It’s fresh, good for you, and gives you energy. Bad foods are bad for a reason. They last a long time, taste good because of tons of sodium, and are not expensive because they are not honest as food. Most likely, they are food-LIKE products. Anyway, figure out if you could get whatever healthy foods you wanted on your EBT card. Like all healthy foods a free swipe could. Being healthy is a great reward but even more so relaxing households who want to eat healthy but can’t afford it! ”