Jimmy Fallon Faces Criticism for Wearing Blackface on 'Saturday Night Live'

BY Josiah HughesPublished May 26, 2020

Jimmy Fallon has managed to develop quite a career for himself as the host of The Tonight Show, but his past is coming back to haunt him. This week, footage reemerged of Fallon doing an SNL sketch in blackface, and people are not happy about it.

In the year 2000, Fallon dressed in full blackface for a sketch in which he impersonated Chris Rock. 

The incredibly offensive clip is available below, but watch at your own discretion.

UPDATE (5/26, 5:25 p.m. ET): Fallon has acknowledged the sketch in an apology on Twitter, which you can find below. He writes he is "very sorry for making this unquestionably offensive decision and thank all of you for holding me accountable."





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