Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Jimmy Kimmel Apologizes for Blackface Skits

Night time talk show host Jimmy Kimmel apologizes after offensive blackface skits resurface...

Over the past week skits from Jimmy Kimmel's old MTV comedy series 'The Man Show' have been circulating online with Jimmy in blackface impersonating Karl Malone, Oprah Winfrey and others.

After announcing he was going on hiatus Jimmy released the following statement,
"I have long been reluctant to address this, as I knew doing so would be celebrated as a victory by those who equate apologies with weakness and cheer for leaders who use prejudice to divide us."
"That delay was a mistake. There is nothing more important to me than your respect, and I apologize to those who were genuinely hurt or offended by the makeup I wore or the words I spoke. On KROQ radio in the mid-90s, I did a recurring impression of the NBA player Karl Malone."
"In the late 90s, I continued impersonating Malone on TV. We hired makeup artists to make me look as much like Karl Malone as possible. I never considered that this might be seen as anything other than an imitation of a fellow human being, one that had no more to do with Karl's skin color than it did his bulging muscles and bald head. I've done dozens of impressions of famous people, including Snoop Dogg, Oprah, Eminem, Dick Vitale, Rosie, and many others. In each case, I thought of them as impersonations of celebrities and nothing more. Looking back, many of these sketches are embarrassing, and it is frustrating that these thoughtless moments have become a weapon used by some to diminish my criticisms of social and other injustices."
"I love this country too much to allow that. I won't be bullied into silence by those who feign outrage to advance their oppressive and genuinely racist agendas. Thank you for giving me an opportunity to explain and to those I've disappointed, I am sorry,"


Anonymous said...

apology UNACCEPTED!!!

you and your entire race of people WILL BE GOING INTO SLAVERY when Christ returns to SAVE the Commandment Keepers from you and your Race's WICKEDNESS

That is is all we are waiting on. You damn Edomite!

"He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints." REVELATION 13:10

Anonymous said...

...and don't think for a second that yall cave demon race is getting away with anything.....the Lord has already recorded what you demons do....

"...Thus saith the LORD my God; Feed the flock of the slaughter; Whose possessors slay them, and hold themselves not guilty:..." ZECHARIAH 11:4-5

The above scripture is the Lord speaking to the TRUE prophets (whose descendants black people are)...He is telling them about those possessors (white people) who KILL black people and tell themselves ( secretly & publicly ) that they are not guilty for killing black people.

ALL you white people (EDOMITES/ESAU/DEVILS) will pay for the blood you have spilled since you were created in this earth!

We at Israel United In Christ are waiting PATIENTLY for that day! Blessed be God forever!!!!

Anonymous said...

7:50 Take your brainwashed ass back to sleep!

ms mac said...

I'm sure a lot of these now famous White comedians couldn't fathom their attempts at comedy would come back to bite them in the ass. I don't think they all had malicious intent with their impersonations of Black people but they certainly knew it could be deemed offensive. Let the digging begin.

Anon said...

I guess the Wayans Brothers are next for " White Girls."

Anonymous said...

And what about Dave Chappelle for portraying white men NUMEROUS times. Are WE being fair or just SELECTIVELY upset?

Alma's Daughter said...

He can keep his qualified apology.

He's another one I don't watch and for good reason.

Why didn't he mock, I mean "impersonate" Larry Bird, Bill Laimbeer, Jerry West, Danny Ainge??? So many White players he could have "impersonated" but no, he had to wear blackface and say nigga.

White people can't stand that we have swag that they don't have.

Weak-ass, jealous bitches.

Anonymous said...

Yt ppl know this is offensive to our ppl. Its been brought to their attention over and over again. They just haven't cared.
Their are so many ways you can portray a person artistically. Hair, clothes, body movement and vocal diction are just a few. You have to be very talented to pull this off. The Jimmy's are below average in that area.

Whites have done black face for decades in the Minstrel shows. We were portrayed as coons and less than human to the world.

Our white face turned the tables on them, to show how they act superior, lie, cheat, and disrespect others. Who saw the movie "Cotton Comes to Harlem"? That was a big deal when that movie came out. A black man on the Big screen wearing white face. White folks were clutching their pearls when they saw this movie.

Anonymous said...

@Ms mac

Go back to bed. We don't give a fuck what you think white folks intentions were. We know that white folks are racist. That we do know. We don't give OUR enemies parachutes, and a soft landing.

Niyabinghi/ObeahWomanWarrior said...

Yawn, we got way more important shit to worry about. I can't stand how easily triggered we are, this is what they used to control us for those 2000 years under the age of Pisces, through religion your emotions, in this age of Aquarius is the age of mental detachment right brain logic and reason. I gives no fucks on this issue. We have far more pressing issues to attend to than some "comedian".

Anonymous said...

@ 10:30am...STOP PICKING ON MS MAC. She deserves a platform to speak. Ms Mac is not ranting like these bible thumpers and crazy essay writing trolls that never have a complete thought in they head. She good.

ms mac said...

Thank you @11:30AM :)
The lonely troll just won't let me be great! Lol

Anonymous said...

Ms mac's troll needs to go ask Forrest Gump what love is.

Anonymous said...

@12:33pm LOVE IS A BOX FULL OF CHOCOLATES. I thought you knew. LOl. I got you Ms Mac.

We can have some fun with this SEED.

Anonymous said...

I never cared foe him or fallon
Never did...
So nothing changes

Jealous bastards

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