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,’ Palmer, 26, began in the caption.
Co-host of GMA Keke Palmer has taken to social media to address speculation that she may have played a role in the show getting the axe because she spoke up against racism during the recent resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Strahan, Sara and Keke, which aired on ABC less than two years, was nominated for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show, and Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Hosts at the Daytime Emmys in 2020.
But in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, the talk show was replaced in mid-March by the daily Coronavirus report — Pandemic: What You Need to Know.
ABC is now expected to make the lineup change permanent, while Strahan will still host Good Morning America.
Strahan shared his concerns about inequality at the network during an anti-racism symposium on June 4 in front of all ABC and Disney employees and Bob Iger, executive chairman of The Walt Disney Company.
Insiders maintain Strahan was referring to his time co-hosting Live With Kelly And Michael from 2012 to 2016, which ended with him abruptly leaving the show to move to GMA full-time.