Jimmy Fallon has been in bother within the leisure trade for an previous sketch during which he wore blackface to impersonate Chris Rock. Rock not too long ago sat down for an interview with the New York Times, a dialog throughout which Chris addressed the notorious skit from SNL.
Reportedly, Jimmy wore blackface throughout an SNL episode 20 years in the past, however solely not too long ago has the late-night tv present host began to expertise huge backlash. The 55-year-old mentioned to the NYT reporter that he’s pals with Jimmy, and he is aware of he by no means meant something racist.
Rock famous that Jimmy’s intentions had been in the fitting place, and he definitely wasn’t malicious. Rock defined how too many individuals, intentions don’t matter, however to him, they definitely do.
“And I don’t think Jimmy Fallon intended to hurt me,” Chris defined, earlier than happening to say that Jimmy didn’t damage him both. Fans of the legendary comic know he was a member of the Saturday Night Live solid for 3 years between 1990 and 1993.
In 2000, whereas on SNL, I made a horrible choice 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 choice and thank all of you for holding me accountable.
— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) May 26, 2020
Earlier in the summertime, the 45-year-old tv present host apologized repeatedly for the clip that went viral. Jimmy mentioned he was “horrified” not as a result of he was going to get “canceled” or lose his job, however as a result of he didn’t know how he was going to love himself again.
Social media customers started calling for Jimmy Fallon’s cancelation, even after Jimmy admitted to not having an inexpensive excuse for the skit. Since then, Fallon has publicly supported the Black Lives Matter motion.
Jimmy Fallon isn’t the one celeb to face repercussions for actions up to now within the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests in opposition to police brutality. Stassi Schroder and Kristen Doute additionally lost their jobs for calling the police on Faith Stowers.
The Vanderpump Rules alumni had been fired after Faith complained about the way in which she was handled by each of them.
Regarding Chris Rock, the comic was within the headlines not too long ago when he poked enjoyable at Jussie Smollett. The comedian mentioned Jussie wasted his “light skin” and “curly hair” together with his faux-hate crime.