Late night host Jimmy Fallon is now under fire, with many calling for his ouster, after a 20-year old video emerged of him donning black face during a Saturday Night Live skit. As The New York Post reports:
Jimmy Fallon is catching heat on social media over a resurfaced 2000 “Saturday Night Live” sketch featuring the former cast member in blackface.
The 45-year-old host of “The Tonight Show” went viral on Twitter overnight following a tweet with the hashtag #jimmyfallonisoverparty, and a 20-year-old “SNL” clip featuring Darrell Hammond and Fallon, face painted brown, doing an impersonation of Chris Rock.
The vintage skit, posted by @chefboyohdear, is captioned with the sentence, “NBC fired Megyn Kelly for mentioning blackface. Jimmy Fallon performed on NBC in blackface.”
The ensuing lament over the beloved broadcaster’s now-tarnished reputation was swift.
— Dante DeVaughn (@DanteDeVaughn) May 26, 2020
Should Fallon be fired for obvious racism, or are people simply overreacting to a harmless joke. Let us know what you think in the comments below.