Keke Palmer was in a position to make peace together with her “Good Morning America” present phase getting canceled earlier this yr when the coronavirus pandemic hit.
Partially as a result of she “anticipated” that very final result, the actor and singer informed “Watch What Occurs Stay” host Andy Cohen on Sunday.
“Right here’s the factor, when the pandemic hit, that’s what turned all on our minds ― the pandemic, corona, understanding COVID,” Palmer mentioned of her discuss present, “Strahan, Sara & Keke,” which additionally starred Michael Strahan and Sara Haines. She joined the present as a 3rd co-host again in 2019.
“I type of knew that if our present did come again, it must be a lot, a lot later as a result of our present was actually about an viewers,” the “Hustlers” actor added. “That’s what we do. We perform a little bit of reports, nevertheless it’s leisure information. It’s actually about enjoyable conversations and lightheartedness.”
Not solely is it “a unique time now,” Palmer mentioned, but in addition “the dialog has modified and I simply assume type of pushed ‘SSK’ out. So, I anticipated it.”
The “GMA” spinoff was placed on hiatus and changed by “Pandemic: What You Must Know” in March, which later was a information present for the third hour of “GMA,” Web page Six reported.
Palmer beforehand dispelled theories that her present was canceled due to her continued activism and assist of the Black Lives Matter motion.
“I wish to communicate on this just because I hate the narrative that in case you communicate your thoughts as a Black person who you’ll indirectly be punished,” the entertainer mentioned, addressing the claims.
She added that “talking out confirmed the firms I work with how vital my voice is and anybody that has a POV,” and defined that her contract is with Disney/ABC Information and never the present itself.
“That doesn’t imply the connection I’ve with them dies, meaning it evolves,” she mentioned, explaining that she hates taking about technical enterprise issues.
“However once I see such concern mongering feedback I wish to communicate out in order that nobody ever feels or thinks that talking out will price them their job!” Palmer added. “I’m positive it might and has earlier than, however let’s additionally acknowledge when it has not. That far more of us with our personal minds communicate out in opposition to any injustices we see.”
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