Jamie Foxx Applauded For Defending Jimmy Fallon About Wearing Blackface

by Jeremy Spirogis
Jamie Foxx and Jimmy Fallon

Cancel tradition could be very a lot an actual factor. Kevin Hart noticed a pointy flip in his fan base after he refused to apologize for previous tweets and standup comedy routines involving the LGBT+ group and rapper Doja Cat was referred to as out after outdated movies of her sitting idle as others made racist statements have been made public. The newest to come back beneath fireplace and the decision for him to be canceled is Jimmy Fallon.

Jamie Foxx and Jimmy Fallon
Jamie Foxx and Jimmy Fallon 2017 | Andrew Lipovsky/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal by way of Getty Images by way of Getty Images

An outdated clip of Fallon on SNL wearing blackface throughout an impersonation of a Black comic has resurfaced and followers haven’t been completely satisfied. Just as discuss present host Megyn Kelly’s contract with NBC ended early over her feedback relating to not seeing a problem with blackface for Halloween, many have been hoping Fallon’s destiny could be comparable. But Fallon’s friend and fellow comic Jamie Foxx has come to his protection and is being applauded.

Clip of Jimmy Fallon in blackface resurfaces – Fallon apologizes

Footage of a 2000 SNL skit of Fallon in blackface appearing as Chris Rock resurfaced on-line. In the skit, Fallon’s pores and skin is a number of shades darker and he talks in an accent making an attempt to reflect Rock’s. The skit entails Fallon as Rock in an interview with Regis Philbin complaining that there will not be sufficient Black contestants on the sport present Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? 

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Fans flocked to social media to precise their outrage nevertheless it’s not the primary time Fallon has been referred to as out for this specific skit. Nick Cannon spoke of his disgust with Fallon and others who’ve carried out in blackface on his Instagram account in February 2019.

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Fallon apologized in a tweet, writing, “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.”

Jamie Foxx defends Jimmy Fallon and followers applaud Foxx’s protection

While many have been fast to leap on board to cancel Fallon, Foxx noticed issues in another way. After E! News posted a narrative about Fallon in blackface to their Instagram account, Foxx responded and disputed the concept Fallon was making a mockery of Black tradition in any respect.

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“He was doing an impression of Chris Rock. It wasn’t blackface. We comedians I know it’s a tough time right now. But this one is a stretch,” Foxx wrote.

“On a show called ‘In Living Color’ we played every race. Let this one go. We got bigger fish to fry,” he wrote, hinting to the latest information of unarmed Black males being killed by police as being an instance of larger racial points to deal with.

Author Eric Metexas responded on Twitter to Foxx coming to Fallon’s protection, contemplating Foxx’s public assertion honorable. 

Thank you @iamJamieFoxx for displaying grace and perspective. We want extra of this throughout.

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“I’m with @iamjamiefoxx on this ONE! I am NOT offended by what @jimmyfallon did! The negative INTENT was not there,” wrote one other.

“We have so many OTHER things to pay attention to, then someone who we all know does not have a racist bone in his body, perform his art as a comedian. He is funny, NOT racist,” wrote one other.

Fallon has but to reply to Foxx’s feedback.

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