Keke Palmer Breaks Her Silence On “Strahan, Sara & Keke” Show Being Canceled
KeKe Palmer is breaking her silence, addressing the cancelation of “Strahan, Sara & Keke”. The actress, TV host and singer, reposted a meme that had been circulating, suggesting that because KeKe Palmer had become more vocal with social justice issues, the show may have been axed. She writes:
I want to speak on this simply because I hate the narrative that if you speak your mind as a black person that you will in some way be punished. I have seen this going around and at first I ignored but in this climate I realized this is a dangerous message to send to our generation and the generation coming up. If anything my speaking out showed the corporations I work with how important my voice is and anyone that has a POV.
KeKe gives some clarity on her contract with the show, stating:
The reality is I was never signed to “SSK” as one would a seasonal show. This business is dynamic and instead of thinking of me as a “series regular” see me see me as a brand that works with the corporation Disney/ABC News and this particular show I was on is no longer. That does not mean the relationship I have with them dies, that means it evolves.
I hate talking about business because it can seem a bit weird and gets quite technical lol. But when I see such fear mongering comments I want to speak out so that no one ever feels or thinks that speaking out will cost them their job! I’m sure it can and has before, but let’s also recognize when it has not. That way more of us with our own minds speak out against any injustices we see. Trust me, walking in my truth has always made my blessings OVERFLOW and connect to those that are like minded and not with those that are not. Do not believe this lie. Stay courageous and stay true because GOD HAS YOU ALWAYS
As previously reported, “Strahan, Sara and Keke,” was canceled earlier this month. The show was replaced with “GMA 3: What You Need to Know.”
A spokesperson told Page Six
“We’re proud of our teams at ‘SSK’ and ‘GMA3’ and how quickly they transitioned to producing a daily show to give people the news and information they need during an unprecedented pandemic, and conversations continue about how the show will evolve in the months ahead.”
Keke Palmer joined the show in 2019.