These past few months, Keke Palmer has become queen of the meme. With her expressive face and hilarious timing, the Hustlers actress has created an empire of video clips. It began in September when she did an interview with Vanity Fair and claimed she did not recognize a photo of Dick Cheney.
“I hate to say it. I hope I don’t sound ridiculous. I don’t know who this man is,” Palmer said. “I mean, he could be walking down the street, and I wouldn’t know a thing.”
Keke Palmer then spoke the magic words, “Sorry to this man,” and created a new way to completely dismiss someone you don’t like or don’t think is important.
A few weeks later on the morning talk show Palmer co-hosts with Michael Strahan and Sara Haines, Palmer again made meme gold. After being asked who wrote and directed Sixteen Candles and Breakfast Club, Palmer almost exploded with enthusiasm.
oh my– Keke Palmer doesn't know who Dick Cheney is????? pic.twitter.com/dDssXr63Nu
— matt gehring (@mattryanx) September 12, 2019
“I know this man! I love him” shouted Palmer. “I know him, y’all! I know him. I know this man!”
please watch Keke Palmer yelling "I KNOW THIS MAN" about John Hughes….. and keep watching to see them mention "sorry to this man" pic.twitter.com/jF6OvKYHev
— matt gehring (@mattryanx) September 26, 2019
And on October 14th, when Bachelorette participant Mike Johnson made things awkward and unprofessional by trying to ask her on a date on Strahan, Sara & Keke, Palmer’s wide-eyed look of shock and horror instantly became iconic.
“I’m at work!” she said.
Later, when she was asked if she would consider going on a date with Johnson, Palmer said no.
Keke Palmers face said “I’m sorry to this man” 😭😭😭😂😂😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/puyCvP2XBu
— Rey 🌻 (@aWokeStan) October 14, 2019
“First of all, I get real spooked about entertainers or reality [stars]. I don’t know, it really scares me to date people in the industry. That’s number one. Number two: He asked me in front of everybody. I felt totally like, ambushed…I felt ambushed. I felt like it was a big ol’ gag.”
Keke Palmer's reaction to the popularity of her SORRY TO THIS MAN meme is equally great: "After finding out who he is, I'm glad I didn't know." pic.twitter.com/ZAoRysQoZK
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) September 16, 2019
Here’s hoping Palmer keeps making us laugh with her antics. Until then, enjoy seventeen of the best Keke Palmer memes on Twitter.
"Isn't that your Preside-"
— Octavia Butler knew… (@N_I_K_Y_A_T_U) September 13, 2019
I hate to say it, I hope I don't sound ridiculous, I don't know who this man is. I mean, he could be walking down the street I wouldn't… I wouldn't know a thing. Sorry to this man. https://t.co/nScIDqFwDC
— Ira Madison III (@ira) September 16, 2019
positive cultural impact:
keke palmer dick cheney
— grace (@gracbaum) September 12, 2019
A Shakespeare character: *wears a thinly veiled disguise*
Their closest friends and family: pic.twitter.com/yPKD0yp9wR
— SparkNotes (@SparkNotes) September 16, 2019
My bank showing me footage of me swiping my card after reporting fraud pic.twitter.com/7ANlPEX5a3
— Power Conspiracy Theorist (@KingZeus_) September 13, 2019
oscar voters talking about bradley cooper when it was time to vote for a star is born pic.twitter.com/lBVf30YBKP
— hunter harris (@hunteryharris) September 12, 2019
me after my toxic man breaks my heart over and over again pic.twitter.com/rLqcsx1OsZ
— IZZY THEE DOLL (@izzydoII) September 29, 2019
Him: I love you
— Keke Palmer (@KekePalmer) October 15, 2019
— richerd torrez (@RicherdTorrez) October 16, 2019
Drew Barrymore in 50 first dates: pic.twitter.com/EwCwZs4eTO
— SICKENED. (@foreverignorant) September 14, 2019
Coworker : We should hang out outside of work
— Terri B. (@WhoIsLilTerri) October 15, 2019
Random guy : Can I have your number
Me : gives fake number
Random guy : let me call it to make sure it’s you
— photographer of da year (@virg0sfinest) October 15, 2019
Me: i’m getting in the car now
Me 20 mins later when i’m still getting dressed and they facetime me: https://t.co/WcLdFvCnvG
— zɐllopdɐɹʇ (@Trapdollazmanny) October 15, 2019
Him: my homeboy said he saw you at the club, I thought you said you were sick.
— lauren (@K_Fendii) October 15, 2019
When someone asks me about the guy I called “the love of my life” two weeks ago. pic.twitter.com/ozpiYoGhlI
— The Hip-Hop Homegirl (@TatyanaJenene) September 14, 2019
Him: lemme see yo phone
Me: … https://t.co/3caMO1JVLw
— Princess J Dot 👑💜 (@EatMyBoyShorts_) October 15, 2019
Walmart showing me footage of me ringing up a flat screen as bananas pic.twitter.com/jHeOpB1IHj
— Amara La Nigga (@Cordelra_) September 16, 2019
peter when he was asked about Jesus. pic.twitter.com/19DpwtUo51
— c (@chuuzus) September 12, 2019
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