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Jimmy Fallon shows support for Black Lives Matter following blackface scandal

Jimmy Fallon stands with Black Lives Matter.

The “Tonight Present” host voiced his support for the marketing campaign, which advocates towards violence and racism towards black folks, lower than every week after an previous sketch of him in blackface went viral.

“This isn’t simply black folks protesting,” Fallon, 45, tweeted to his 51.9 million followers on Saturday amid the protests in response to George Floyd’s loss of life in police custody.

“All races have had sufficient of the abuse of black lives. Issues should change. Everybody of us must be the change for good. #BeTheChange #BLACK_LIVES_MATTER.”

Final week, the comic got here below fireplace after a “Saturday Evening Reside” clip from 2000 of him impersonating Chris Rock in blackface resurfaced. “#JimmyFallonIsOverParty” started trending on Twitter.

Fallon instantly issued an apology, saying he had made a “horrible resolution.”

(Left) Jimmy Fallon impersonating Chris Rock in blackface
(Left) Jimmy Fallon impersonating Chris Rock in blackfaceNBC/ Getty Pictures

“There isn’t any excuse for this,” he added. “I’m very sorry for making this unquestionably offensive resolution and thank all of you for holding me accountable.”

Though some referred to as for Fallon to be “cancelled,” others — together with Jamie Foxx — got here to his protection.

“He was doing an impression of chris rock,” Foxx, 52, commented on E! Information’ Instagram submit. “It wasn’t black face. We comedians I do know it’s a troublesome time proper now. However this one is a stretch. On a present referred to as in residing coloration we performed each race Let this one go. We bought greater fish to fry … #changecourse.”

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