Jimmy Fallon is catching warmth on social media over a resurfaced 2000 “Saturday Evening Dwell” sketch that includes the previous solid member in blackface.
The 45-year-old host of “The Tonight Present” went viral on Twitter in a single day following a tweet with the hashtag #jimmyfallonisoverparty, and a 20-year-old “SNL” clip that includes Darrell Hammond and Fallon, face painted brown, doing an impersonation of Chris Rock.
The classic skit, posted by @chefboyohdear, is captioned with the sentence, “NBC fired Megyn Kelly for mentioning blackface. Jimmy Fallon carried out on NBC in blackface.”
The following lament over the beloved broadcaster’s now-tarnished fame was swift.
“I do know I did not simply open Twitter and see that Jimmy Fallon did blackface in 2000. No one is protected from Twitter once we acquired this a lot time in our hand. First Lana, then Doja Cat, and now Jimmy Fallon. Please let me catch my [breath]. #jimmyfallonisoverparty,” stated a bewildered @ratgang48 on Twitter.
Representatives for Fallon did not instantly reply to The Publish’s request for remark.
Alas, the trending Twitter matter supplied a second to re-drag each different celeb who has worn blackface or engaged in racial epithets.
“So jimmy fallon is canceled for this however justin trudeau does it dozens of occasions all through his youth and is nonetheless re-elected as PM. I don’t perceive this planet,” stated @kyriehugsloth.
“Hey RDJ anybody?? #jimmyfallonisoverparty,” wrote @nova_mare beside a GIF of Robert Downey Jr. in 2008’s “Tropic Thunder,” the place he performed a white actor who had been solid to play a black Vietnam soldier in an ill-fated interval flick.
“[Unfortunately] this will get talked about/tweeted about every year with out a peep of an apology from @jimmyfallon,” tweeted @thatchelseagirl, together with a hyperlink to a 2019 Jezebel.com article calling out Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Sarah Silverman over their very own long-past transgressions. Kimmel and Silverman, for his or her components, responded to the controversies on the time of their resurfacing.
Some preliminary reactions had been exasperation over so-called “cancel tradition.”
“Y’all whack. How way back was this? Was this [‘SNL’]? Nobody may be well-known anymore bc we’ve all executed one thing the society of 20 years from now doesn’t like🙄🙄 can we cease with attempting to cancel individuals on their [past] and concentrate on the current?” argued @NancyLovesMJ.
“Effectively, Fallon shouldn’t have did what he did however hey guys . . . why not cancel Loren Michaels? He permitted the sketch. Too, LM has an issue giving POC and WOC a seat at [the ‘Saturday Night Live’] desk for the final 50 years,” requested @_rockN_rolla.