Jimmy Fallon Is Getting Backlash For Doing Blackface On SNL
If you’re a celebrity, you can’t run away from the ‘’cancel culture’’, especially now with the life of the internet and receipts are forever—fans can dig out what you did even 20 years ago.
In the past week, people online have tried to cancel both Lana Del Rey and Doja Cat on Twitter and today, the late-night talk show host Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show is on his way to being canceled too for doing black face a couple decades ago!
Here’s a quick rundown: Before Jimmy Fallon Before Jimmy Fallon got his own talk show, he was a comedian and cast member on Saturday Night Live. And in 2000, Jimmy performed a skit on the show of him impersonating Chris Rock, which doesn’t sound all that bad…until you find out that his skin color was considerably darkened to that of a black man’s, and the texture of his hair was changed too.
— Negative (@a1negro12) May 26, 2020
I know I did not just open Twitter and see that Jimmy Fallon did blackface in 2000. Nobody is safe from Twitter when we got this much time in our hand. First Lana, then Doja cat, and now Jimmy Fallon. Please let me catch my breathe. #jimmyfallonisoverparty pic.twitter.com/3o1z5IchIa
— @_Amaliza (@Ratgang48) May 26, 2020
Watching the Kimmel and Fallon blackface clips was really unsettling. What's worse is that it was on their own sponsored televised shows. It's crazy how we tolerated this stuff. It's crazy how many STILL THINK this IS okay. Even the smartest are stupid. #jimmyfallonisoverparty
— Tablaro (@djtablaro) May 26, 2020
— geezelaweez (@nocontexthought) May 26, 2020
— $AINT (@premes_) May 26, 2020
I am very sorry for making this unquestionably offensive decision and thank all of you for holding me accountable
However, after people online started engaging in #JimmyFallonIsOverParty, he quickly apologized saying, “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.”
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.
— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) May 26, 2020
Yes sure, he apologized buttttt, let me say this loud and clear: Blackface, no matter how many years ago it took place, is never acceptable under any circumstance okay! That’s just downright racist. Now please, leave this ”black impersonation” behind. It’s 2020 for F- sake!