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A video has resurfaced on Jimmy Fallon impersonating Chris Rock during a 2000 “Saturday Night Live” sketch wearing blackface. Shortly after, the #jimmyfallonisoverparty began on Twitter.
Jimmy has now tweeted out an apology, saying “there is no excuse for this.”
Now we wait to see what the fate of “The Tonight Show” host is with NBC. This is the same network that fired Megyn Kelly for defending blackface halloween costumes in 2018.
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