Updated (September 20, 2019): Keke Palmer had the internet cackling thanks to her hilarious response to a photo of former Vice President Dick Cheney.
On Friday, she decided to cash in on the viral clip, announcing a new line of t-shirts with the meme splashed across the front.
— Keke Palmer (@KekePalmer) September 19, 2019
The t-shirts will cost $30, and sweatshirt versions will run for $55.
Since the Vanity Fair interview was released, memes have been created using Palmer’s “Sorry to this man,” phrase.
"Who the hell is…ooh y'all are really testing me on some stuff. I hate to say it, I hope I don't sound ridiculous,” Palmer said in the Vanity Fair video.
“I don't know who this man is. I mean, he could be walking down the street and I wouldn't know a thing. Sorry to this man," the Good Morning America co-host continued.
Just when you thought we might see Palmer’s face a bit less on our timelines, the meme gained another full head of steam on Thursday thanks to Cardi B.
Cardi used the meme in response to claims made during the trial of Daniel Hernandez, also known as Tekashi69.
Hernandez, who is a witness in a federal trial for two alleged members of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, told the court on Thursday that Cardi was a member of the Bloods gang.
The video of Palmer’s reaction said everything Cardi needed to get out to her fans.
Palmer is currently starring in Hustlers, which has made nearly $50 million since its opening.
Original: Keke Palmer’s inability to recognize former Vice President Dick Cheney has blessed the internet with a new meme.
During an interview with Vanity Fair, the Hustlers star was asked to compare Cheney to True Jackson, one of Palmer’s former roles.
Her response to the question and being presented with his picture was hilarious.
oh my– Keke Palmer doesn't know who Dick Cheney is????? pic.twitter.com/dDssXr63Nu
— KEKE PALMER FAN ACCOUNT (@mattryanx) September 12, 2019
"Who the hell is…ooh y'all are really testing me on some stuff. I hate to say it, I hope I don't sound ridiculous. I don't know who this man is," Palmer admitted. "I mean, he could be walking down the street and I wouldn't know a thing. Sorry to this man."
From there, a meme was born.
Babies when you cover your face during peek a boo pic.twitter.com/auHOOOZm00
— Bhad Fhad (@marscuv) September 14, 2019
When you harass them into giving you their birth info and you discover they have major Gemini, Libra, Aquarius, Sagitterrorist, and Cancer placements: pic.twitter.com/zfSYBNbIWu
— Clarkisha Kent (@IWriteAllDay_) September 14, 2019
Corn Pop when somebody finally tracks him down to ask him about meeting Joe Biden. pic.twitter.com/OaAm7haB8b
— Corn Pop 2020 (@Babychoby) September 15, 2019
My mind five minutes after someone tells me their name! pic.twitter.com/KmoOcCfiej
— Kalen Allen (@TheKalenAllen) September 16, 2019
You spend hours holding and playing w/ a baby & then see them again like a week later
The baby: pic.twitter.com/jjuzdCUCCn
— Amaya. (@HoneyyDip__) September 16, 2019
"Isn't that your Preside-"
— Octavia Butler knew… (@N_I_K_Y_A_T_U) September 13, 2019
— Genesis (@genesis_mai) September 15, 2019
SNL: *hires shane*
shane: *racist joke*
— tracy the emotional support penguin (@brokeymcpoverty) September 16, 2019
When Sallie Mae call my phone asking for Tony pic.twitter.com/pZbJgHOzfo
— Tony. (@SoLyrical) September 13, 2019
Whenever I’m asked about 90 percent of the rappers with Lil as part of their name
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 14, 2019
Shirley: “hello, may i speak to barbara . . . “
— @LifeAsKing (@Life_As_King) September 14, 2019
In case you’re wondering, Palmer eventually found out who Cheney was, and she wasn’t impressed.
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
“I was just thrown… I truly was sorry to that man. I truly felt bad because I didn’t know who he was,” she told Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen on Sunday. “I didn’t know…after finding out who he is, I’m glad I didn’t know.”
We wish we didn’t know who he was either, sis.