“Jimmy Fallon apologized on Tuesday after drawing criticism for a “Saturday Night Live” sketch from 2000, featuring him in blackface, resurfaced online.
“In the skit, which first aired in 2000, Fallon was portraying comedian Chris Rock while talking to Darrell Hammond as TV host Regis Philbin. NBC had previously removed the video from the internet, but clips had been circulating on Twitter and YouTube.
““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,” Fallon wrote on Twitter. “I am very sorry for making this unquestionably offensive decision and thank all of you for holding me accountable.””
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