Keke Palmer Reassures Fans That Strahan, Sarah, And Keke Was Not Cancelled Because Of Her Activism
Strahan, Sarah, and Keke fans were gutted when it was revealed that the show had been cancelled. Keke Palmer took to social media to make it clear that this was not a case of a network cutting a show because of support for Black Lives Matter.
There have been man instances where people of color have been fired for speaking out for what they believe in and putting action behind their words. Actors, athletes, musicians, and more have been either fired or blacklisted for these matters.
A tweet that has gone viral pointing out that Keke has been very vocal about police brutality and systemic racism. The tweet seemed to insinuate that was the reason that the show was axed by ABC.
Keke, a proud young Black woman, made a great addition to the already fun to watch Strahan and Sara. Unfortunately, its unofficial cancellation seems to be a casualty of the pandemic.
Palmer took to Instagram to defend her good relationship with the Disney family.
'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. 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.'
She went on to say: '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.'
While SSK may be no more, Keke broke the internet earlier this year when she hinted that a True Jackson, VP reboot was allegedly on the way.