Keke Palmer has reacted to the news of a young man who committed suicide after homophobes mocked him for having sex with a transgender woman.
The man identified as Maurice Willoughby, aka Reese Him Daddie, received lots of backlash after he showed off his transgender girlfriend named Faith on Facebook. The backlash he received eventually led to him committing suicide.
Reacting to the news of Maurice’s death, Keke Palmer took to Instagram to call out homophobic people for having no tolerance for other people’s choice.
“I wish half these dudes out here were as real as Reese was. I’m truly so sad in my heart.
“So often are people afraid to stand in their truth and when they do they are shamed and crucified for it. I truly don’t understand what makes people so “afraid” or hateful towards another person minding their business and living their life. God forbid they protect what they care about, God forbid they are secure enough to hold on to the things they love and care about.
“Forget about who somebody sleep with, what about being a good human being? Why is being a good human being not enough to respect someone for? Why do we create these societal standards that no one can live by and dismiss the most important things? Like being loving and being kind.
“You shame someone for loving who they want to love but you don’t shame your damn self for being judgmental and cruel. People really need to stop projecting their inability to be themselves on to others that CAN!
“Rest In Peace Reese(Maurice Willoughby), you didn’t deserve this. God bless your family — and TBH, I think I’m more furious and pissed about this than I am sad.”