Jimmy Fallon Apologizes for Blackface in Old ‘SNL’ Skit: ‘I Made a Terrible Decision’

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Jimmy Fallon Apologizes for Blackface in Old ‘SNL’ Skit: ‘I Made a Terrible Decision’
Late-night host Jimmy Fallon has apologized publically after facing backlash on social media over an old “SNL” skit from 2000 in which he wore blackface, calling the decision “unquestionably offensive.”

The hashtag #JimmyFallonIsOverParty was trending Tuesday as a result of the Fallon and Darrell Hammond sketch, which features Fallon doing an impersonation of Chris Rock in full hair and makeup to look like the former cast member.

“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,” Fallon wrote.

Also Read: Megyn Kelly Decries Being 'Cancelled' by NBCUniversal for Blackface Comments

A clip from the 20-year-old skit was posted by Twitter user @chefboyohdear, who pointed out, “NBC fired Megyn Kelly for mentioning blackface. Jimmy Fallon performed on NBC in blackface.
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