Keke Palmer Joins Self-Esteem Rally for Girls

The actress on being confident and handling Twitter hate.

Posted: 10/09/2012 11:41 AM EDT
Keke Palmer

Actress Keke Palmer took part in the 3rd Annual Dove Self-Esteem Weekend in Times Square this past Friday. Palmer helped raise awareness and motivate young girls about combating body image issues and dealing with others' unrealistic expectations.

"Just as many people that love me, hate me too. I get really mean, mean, mean, mean comments on Twitter and it just comes with the territory," Palmer told The Huffington Post. "Even though I'm in the industry and I act and all this stuff, I still suffer from self-esteem issues...from the way that I look or the way that I talk...just nitpicking at myself."

Palmer also addressed her new strategy for dealing with hurtful comments about her on Twitter. Whereas before she used to respond to virtual attacks, Palmer says she's decided to ignore the haters instead.

"In the past I've sometimes responded back and more so now I'm trying my best to not ever respond ever again because I feel like those people that do that don't deserve the attention," she said. "I feel like you should use social media for good things, for upcoming events and also if there's something on your heart that you want to get out."

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