Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Jimmy Fallon Apologizes for Blackface Skit on Air


Last week talk show host Jimmy Fallow issued a written apology after old skits from Saturday Night Live resurfaced where Jimmy performed as Chris Rock in blackface [click here if you missed that].

Jimmy offers another apology on air...
 
In a message before the show, Jimmy acknowledged his misstep and admits he was advised to stay quiet, but argues 'white guys like him' staying quiet is part of the problem.

Jimmy also declared his absolute love and respect for Chris Rock and unequivocally denies being racist. Jimmy also brought in experts to discuss the systemic issues plaguing our system.

4 comments:

NiyabinghiWerewolfObeahWoman said...

Jimmy you ain't got to apologize for shit, that was comedy and the skit was funny. I'm not triggered by comedy skits, when black folks out here are getting murdered routinely by dirty cops, the system refuse to put down. Now we are seeing the effects of folks fed the fuck up. We got more important shit to deal with that some comedy sketch, Fallon ain't hurting nobody let that man live.

Alma's Daughter said...

Fuck Jimmy and anyone who lets him slide on blackfacing us. We are ALWAYS someone else's laugh.

Anonymous said...

I think this was a humbling gesture and a good example for all YT ppl to acknowledge/follow. He took his own situation and made it a teachable moment. Most TY's are prejudice and dont know it. Having "A" black friend/associate does not make you...not a racist.

Anonymous said...

Fuck Jimmy and his apology he can take it and shove it up his ass sideways.

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