Jamie Foxx Calls Outrage Over Jimmy Fallon’s Blackface Skit ‘a Stretch’
The ‘Annie’ actor defends the ‘Tonight Show’ host after the latter landed in hot water for donning a blackface in an old ‘Saturday Night Live’ sketch that’s resurfaced on the internet.
- May 28, 2020
AceShowbiz – Jamie Foxx has defended fellow comedian Jimmy Fallon for donning blackface to impersonate Chris Rock on TV 20 years ago.
Fallon has apologised for taking part in the “2000 Saturday Night Live” sketch, calling it a “terrible decision,” but Foxx insists he didn’t need to.
“He was doing an impression of Chris Rock,” he said in a post on Instagram. “It wasn’t black face… I know it’s a tough time right now. But this one is a stretch.”
In his apology, released on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, Fallon wrote, “I am very sorry for making this unquestionably offensive decision and thank all of you for holding me accountable.”
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