Keke Palmer Unpacks 'Generational Toxicity' Amid Domestic Abuse Claims

Keke Palmer Unpacks 'Generational Toxicity' Amid Domestic Abuse Claims

11/29/2023 07:30 PM EST by WBLS Staff

Keke Palmer has kept her silence since being granted a restraining order from her ex-boyfriend, Darius Jackson. She has decided now, however, to open up about her dating history and the way she viewed relationships growing up on her podcast, Baby, This Is Keke Palmer.

In a new episode, Palmer was joined by guest, Dr. Drew Pinsky, for an episode titled a “free therapy session.” Dr. Pinksy assisted Palmer with unpacking many topics like “generational toxicity, trauma reenactment, and abuse in relationships.” She also discussed a “rude awakening” she discovered once she started dating again.

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Keke Palmer and Her View on Love

She explained that seeing the way her father, Larry Palmer, loved on her mother Sharon, set her up to be a bit naive in the love realm. Palmer said the way he loved her made her unaware that not every man loves the same way he did.

“Misogyny came at me hard and quick, with the quickness," she explained. "I grew up in a house where my mom would say, ‘This is what it needs to be.’ And Larry would be like, ‘Okay Sharon, go on ahead Sharon.’ So for me, when I entered outside of my household and I saw that everybody doesn’t really respect their wives or even women in the way that my dad respects my mom, it’s a pretty rude awakening."

Elsewhere in the episode, she asked Dr. Pinsky how to determine who is "the bad one" in relationship dynamics.

She began, “I think a lot of people have this question and the question is: Am I the bad one? We’re all in different dynamics with friends, family, lovers, and you find yourself saying, well damn it, am I playing a game on myself, and I’m actually the person that’s doing wrong? How does someone know if they’re, and look, it takes two to tango, right? But how does someone know when they did the wrong thing and they’re really the issue. How do you know when you’re the issue?"

He responded, “Keke, the person who is re-evaluating themselves, trying to do what’s right, contemplating they could be doing what’s wrong, that is rarely the person who’s doing wrong.”

Although she didn't directly touch on the incident between her and Jackson, she did share the domestic abuse hotline number on her Instagram post promoting the new episode.