Jimmy Fallon wearing blackface kicks off #JimmyFallonisoverparty as internet says 'don't try and excuse him'
UPDATE: Fallon issued an apology on Twitter on Tuesday, May 26, with a statement that read, “In 2000, while on SNL, I made a terrible decision to do an impersonation of Chris Rock while in blackface. There is no excuse for this. I am very sorry for making this unquestionably offensive decision and thank all of you for holding me accountable.”
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After Doja Cat, Tom Holland and many other celebrities became the target of the viral trend on Twitter, the late-night show host Jimmy Fallon is being called out for something “inappropriate” he did years ago. For a while now #JimmyFallonIsOverParty has been trending on Twitter, where people are urging for Fallon to be canceled after a video of him wearing blackface started to circulate on the internet.
Nearly two decades ago, Fallon appeared on one of SNL sketches, donning blackface, imitating American comedian Chris Rock. He even made jokes about crack in the episode from 2000. It isn’t the first time Fallon is being criticized for his funny act. In 2019, Nick Cannon shared a collage of all the comedians who wore Blackface as an act of comedy, including Jimmy Kimmel, Sarah Silverman and wrote, “Happy “BLACKFACE” History Month!!! 🤦🏾♂️ I’m sure we can expect some more “Apologies” by Monday…”
Now, Fallon has come under fire once again as people have taken to Twitter to ask him if he thinks what he did was funny. Some have also deemed him unfunny, establishing that he doesn’t deserve to have his own show. “Jimmy Fallon is finally being cancelled! That’s what happens when your the unfunniest person on the planet! #JimmyFallonIsOverParty” said one agitated fan. " #jimmyfallonisoverparty Sometimes when you make comedy and you need a black guy for a scene to work and you don’t have one you paint your face and pretend to be black. WHO GIVES A SHIT #FREEJIMMYFALLON,” added another to the previous tweet.
Meanwhile, a few have noted that Fallon who had already been called out for wearing blackface doesn’t deserve to be canceled. “I swear people are SO bored during quarantine, they become FBI agents and dig up shit about people that happened YEARS AGO. the FBI needs to recruit some new blood #jimmyfallonisoverparty” wrote one. Another user wrote: "Y’all whack. How long ago was this? Was this snl? No one can be famous anymore bc we’ve all done something the society of 20years from now doesn’t like🙄🙄 can we stop with trying to cancel people on their ost and focus on the present?" Another chose to bring in Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the mix: "So jimmy fallon is canceled for this but justin trudeau does it dozens of times throughout his youth and is still re-elected as PM i don't understand this planet."
Some of them have stated that the new trend needs to be used as an opportunity to cancel him once for all. “#jimmyfallonisoverparty he’s annoying and he did blackface don’t try and excuse him like y’all”, wrote one user. Another refered to Doja Cat being dragged through a recent racist controversy saying: "So y’all mean to tell me that stan twitter dragged @DojaCat through hell and back for a conspiracy theory made by racist white gamer boys, but people are defending ACTUAL BLACKFACE."