Jimmy Fallon Apologizes For Blackface SNL Sketch

Published: Tuesday 26th May 2020 by Sam

Jimmy Fallon is used to putting guests in the hot seat. However, this week he found himself on the receiving end of ample heat

And it all centers on a 2000 Saturday Night Live sketch where the comic imitated Chris Rock by donning blackface.

Seemingly randomly, the clip went viral in the here and now and saw Fallon come under fire.

Moments ago, he attempted to quell the flames by releasing a statement.

His words below…

“In 2000, while on SNL, I made a terrible decision to do an impersonation of Chris Rock while in blackface.  There is no excuse for this. I am very sorry for making this unquestionably offensive decision and thank all of you for holding me accountable.”

Your thoughts?

[Photo Credit: The Tonight Show / NBC]

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  1. A&R May 26, 2020

    CANCELED! Who’s next?

    • Juju May 27, 2020

      So color people can do other people but white people cant. Everyone is racist. If you don’t want people saying the N word, don’t offer it up in your song. Putting on a record you are giving your customer permission to say it. So every color Karen go eff off.

  2. D May 26, 2020

    this world has gone absolutely mad. where was the “culture” back in 2000 when this actually aired?? Why was no one making this an issue?

    • A&R May 26, 2020

      Social media didn’t exist then, duh

      • D May 26, 2020

        duh! but Myspace did shortly after and Youtube did in 2007/2008!

      • A&R May 26, 2020

        Cancel culture didn’t exist when MySpace was alive. We were too busy organizing our top 8 and finding a cute background. Stop. Jimmy is canceled.

      • Clarks0o0ñ May 26, 2020

        Rihanna and beyonce and drake are all cancelled for doing black face.

        Keep the same energy rat

        Always biased as usually.
        Selective outrage.

      • Bogus May 26, 2020

        Stfu Clarkson!!! Your defense of Camila is pathetic she knew wtf she was doing. Can she learn and grow since she was a 15yr old which all 15yr olds know what’s racist. Yes she can but you defend her to the death then try to say who should and shouldn’t be canceled FOH

      • Clarks0o0ñ May 26, 2020

        If 15 year old were smart , they will be allowed to get married or vote or drink alcohol but they don’t cause a 15 year old is a dumb underdeveloped person.

        Unlike beyonce who was in her late 20s doing black , same with rihanna

        Same with post malone and dua lipa who were both adults saying Nìgga on songs.

  3. Perfection is so…mhph 💅🏾 May 26, 2020

    I’m just surprised this is the first time he’s apologized. This story has gone viral before.

  4. Clarks0o0ñ May 26, 2020

    Beyonce has done black face in the past

  5. Carlitos May 26, 2020

    Now let’s go after the Wayans brothers for doing WHITE BODY and making a mockery of the white culture! I’m all for being accountable for your actions, regardless of how long it’s been, but when there’s no harm intended and for fun, then it needs to be left alone! People grow and times change. No race will ever be able to evolve if this s*** keeps being revisited!

    • Hmmm… May 26, 2020

      Okay, let’s do that right after we go to back to history class to understand the difference. You cannot use a concept that was created, I.e. “intended” to be a racist (harmful) weapon, without harmful intentions. Please understand that there are no white equaivalents to these instruments of racism, so it does not work in reverse boo. Historical baggage and historical context matters. Blackface isnt a problem because we don’t like people, “making fun of us”. It’s accompanied by the dehumanization and degradation of black people and black culture that’s has been used to justify oppression and undermine advancement. That never happened in the other direction. Blackface is harmful in and of itself. It is a form of racism. Whiteface, is not. And if you think it is, I would love to hear about the social implications as a result of it beyond Shawn and Marlon Wayans Becky impersonations. You don’t get to perform historically RACIST practices FOR FUN. What kind of bullsht is that. He was right to apologize. Though, he should also be forgiven.

  6. Clarks0o0ñ May 26, 2020

    Rihanna also did black face in her rockstarr music video

    • Oh plz May 26, 2020

      STFU…a black person cant do black face you ignorant twat.

    • A&R May 26, 2020

      Stfu you racist c***. I’m sick of you always trying to bring down black men and women. You’ve got something wrong with you. It’s clear that self hate is part of it. Praying you find peace

      • Clarks0o0ñ May 26, 2020

        Gurl shut up.
        I said what I.said.
        They hate to hear it.

        Drink ur meds
        Continue projecting ur issues on a faceless person on the internet

        TGJ would never solve ur problems.
        I.will pray for.u.

      • A&R May 26, 2020

        You need help. I bet if Camila wore blackface you’d call it “performance art” GTFOH

      • Clarks0o0ñ May 26, 2020

        U better drink ur meds.
        Attacking me its gonna heal ur mental illness

        I will pray for u.

        What does this have to do with Camila?
        And u said u dont have a problem.
        Sorry for u.

  7. ERIC May 26, 2020

    Some people really don’t have anything else to do sitting at home during this pandemic. In a 20 year span, this was the biggest threat to black lives you could find? Just look back two days and you’ll find 49 people were shot in Chicago. How is cancelling Jimmy or Marlon going to change that? Let’s focus on the real problem!

    • Del May 27, 2020

      Don’t forget a Karen’s at it again and 4 white police officers killing a black guy but yet a comedian has to apologise for a harmless joke. Has Chris rock come forward angry over this? If not then leave it alone and do something more constructive with your lives.

  8. Mat Yoga May 27, 2020

    thanks for sharing.

  9. Del May 27, 2020

    Yet Dave chapelle still gets away with his lgbt phobic and misogynistic stand up on Netflix where a high percentage of black see no issue with and gave it a pass

  10. Dear Black People May 27, 2020

    What a bunch of cry babies. Next!

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