Saturday Night Live veteran Jimmy Fallon has addressed a controversial resolution he made for a sketch whereas nonetheless a part of the NBC comedy present, during which he impersonated fellow comic Chris Rock. Fallon wore blackface to impersonate Rock, and he has now taken to social media to deal with what he did:
In 2000, whereas on SNL, I made a horrible resolution to do an impersonation of Chris Rock whereas in blackface. There isn’t any excuse for this. I’m very sorry for making this unquestionably offensive resolution and thank all of you for holding me accountable.
Jimmy Fallon posted his apology for his blackface impersonation of Chris Rock on Twitter on May 26. Rock himself was a part of the Saturday Night Live forged again within the early 1990s. According to Fallon, his blackface impersonation of Rock came about in 2000, and he acknowledges that it was a “terrible decision.” In the unique sketch, Fallon performed Rock as a visitor on a chat present hosted by Regis Philbin, performed by Darrell Hammond.
Although the impersonation occurred on Saturday Night Live 20 years earlier than Jimmy Fallon made his apology, the clip resurfaced and has created fairly the controversy, particularly in mild of the Megyn Kelly firing on NBC after some feedback on the usage of blackface. Saturday Night Live is an NBC mainstay, and Fallon at present hosts The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, though his present has been produced from residence in current weeks.
Jimmy Fallon’s apology hit the online hours after #jimmyfallonisoverparty began trending on Twitter, and a few on the social media platform are calling for Fallon to be ousted from NBC a la Megyn Kelly, whereas others are commenting that one thing that occurred 20 years in the past and has since been apologized for should not be held in opposition to him in 2020.
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