Jimmy Fallon has been in hassle within the leisure business for an outdated sketch by which he wore blackface to impersonate Chris Rock. Rock just lately sat down for an interview with the New York Instances, 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 just lately has the late-night tv present host began to expertise large backlash. The 55-year-old stated to the NYT reporter that he’s mates with Jimmy, and he is aware of he by no means meant something racist.
Rock famous that Jimmy’s intentions have been in the best 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 suppose Jimmy Fallon supposed to harm me,” Chris defined, earlier than happening to say that Jimmy didn’t harm him both. Followers of the legendary comic know he was a member of the Saturday Evening Dwell solid for 3 years between 1990 and 1993.
In 2000, whereas on SNL, I made a horrible resolution to do an impersonation of Chris Rock whereas in blackface. There isn’t a excuse for this.
I’m very sorry for making this unquestionably offensive resolution 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 stated 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 understand how he was going to like himself once more.
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 superstar to face repercussions for actions previously within the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests in opposition to police brutality. Stassi Schroder and Kristen Doute additionally misplaced their jobs for calling the police on Religion Stowers.
The Vanderpump Guidelines alumni have been fired after Religion complained about the way in which she was handled by each of them.
Concerning Chris Rock, the comic was within the headlines just lately when he poked enjoyable at Jussie Smollett. The comedian stated Jussie wasted his “gentle pores and skin” and “curly hair” together with his faux-hate crime.