Connect with us

Celebrity

Jimmy Fallon ‘very sorry’ for ‘Terrible Decision’ After SNL Blackface video Surfaces

Published

on

Jimmy Fallon apologizes after his footage surfaced in full blackface on Saturday Night Live in 2000.  He posted an apology this afternoon after furious fans called for him to be canceled because of the sketch. Fans demand NBC to fire Jimmy Fallon. Along with that, he posted a statement on Twitter addressing the blackface incident; he played Chris Rock on Regis Philbin’s late-night show.

Jimmy Fallon’s statement goes somewhat like this :

“In 2000, while on SNL, I made a terrible decision to do an impersonation of Chris Rock while in blackface,” he wrote. “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.”

What did the fans have to say to Jimmy Fallon’s apology?

However, some fans were quick to defend him right after he posted his apology. They argued that the sketch was not his fault, if so not entirely.

“It’s sad that a comedian that has done nothing but give back to his community has to apologize for a skit that was written by someone else 20 years ago,” one fan wrote, supportingly.

“Jeez man it was all meant as a joke in good humor,” another added. “He didn’t do it because he thought it would be funny. A good-hearted joke. People who get offended all the time usually choose to be offended. Wow, this world needs more humor. He wasn’t trying to hurt anyone. Give him a break.”

What was Jimmy Fallon’s sketch all about? What’s it current status?

Now the sketch in question featured Fallon in blackface impersonating Chris Rock on Regis Philbin’s late-night show. He has been doing his Rock impression several number of times over the years, such as on Howard Stern’s radio show.

Though there is no legitimate clip of this particular segment available, with NBC having wiped it clean from the SNL site. Still bootlegs are floating about on Youtube and Twitter.

Where  Jimmy Fallon went wrong?

During Fallon’s sixth year on SNL, blackface sketch had aired. Almost in a bit, Fallon ( in character as Rock) says there are “not a lot of black folks” on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire because “black folks don’t want to answer questions”. He then asks Hammond, ” Regis, fo you think the only way to get a brother on the show is to name it, Who Wants $50 Cash and a Pair of Pumas?”

Thus the footage of the sketch has since been removed from the internet by NBC. Though it still exists on Youtube.

I love to write and binge watch series of all kinds. Working for Droid Journal is helping me to get better at what I love to do. Murakami is my favourite author.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Latest

News20 hours ago

Star Trek: Lower Decks Season 5: Release Date, Trailer, and more!

American adult animated science fiction comedy television series, Star Trek: Lower Decks created by Mike McMahan. It is the franchise’s...

News20 hours ago

1923 Season 2: Release Date, Cast, and more!

Created by Taylor Sheridan, 1923 is an American Western drama television series that premiered on December 18, 2022, on Paramount+....

News20 hours ago

Tulsa King Season 2: Release Date, Plot, and more!

Created by Taylor Sheridan, Tulsa King is an American crime drama television series developed for Paramount+. The show has been...

STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS STAR TREK: STRANGE NEW WORLDS
News20 hours ago

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Season 3: Release Date, Trailer, and more!

Created by Akiva Goldsman, Alex Kurtzman, and Jenny Lumet, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is an American television series. A...

All American: Homecoming Season 3 All American: Homecoming Season 3
News20 hours ago

All American: Homecoming Season 3: Release Date, Cast, and more!

Created by Nkechi Okoro Carroll, All American: Homecoming is an American sports drama television series. It is a spin-off of...

Superman & Lois Season 1: Release Date, Trailer, Cast and Latest Updates! Superman & Lois Season 1: Release Date, Trailer, Cast and Latest Updates!
News20 hours ago

Superman & Lois Season 4: Release Date, Plot, and more!

Developed for The CW, Superman & Lois is an American superhero drama television series. It is based on the DC...

News1 day ago

The Serpent Queen Season 2: Release Date, Trailer, and more!

Created by Justin Haythe, The Serpent Queen is an American period drama television series. The series is all about the...

News1 day ago

Power Book IV: Force Season 3: Release Date, Cast, and more!

Created by Robert Munic, Power Book IV: Force is an American crime drama television series. It is a sequel and...

News1 day ago

Power Book III: Raising Kanan Season 4: Release Date, Plot, and more!

Created by Sascha Penn, Power Book III: Raising Kanan is an American crime drama television series. Raising Kanan is set...

News1 day ago

Power Book II: Ghost Season 4: Release Date, Trailer, and more!

Created by Courtney A. Kemp, Power Book II: Ghost is an American crime drama television series. Ghost is about Tariq...

Advertisement