The comedian apologized for participating in a Saturday Night Live sketch with blackface two decades ago.
American television comedian and favorite Jimmy Fallon apologized for participating in a black-faced Saturday Night Live sketch two decades ago.
Forgotten images of comedian comedian Chris Rock’s The Tonight Show host impersonation came to the Internet over the weekend, prompting trolls and critics alike to launch the hashtag #JimmyFallonIsOverParty on Twitter.
Fallon responded to the reaction on Tuesday, writing: “In 2000, while on SNL, I made the terrible decision to impersonate Chris Rock with blackface. There is no excuse for this.
“I am very sorry to make this unquestionably offensive decision and I thank you all 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.— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) May 26, 2020
I am very sorry for making this unquestionably offensive decision and thank all of you for holding me accountable.