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    Maryland GOP congressional candidate Kim Klacik slammed The View co-host Joy Behar for wearing blackface in a heated interview on the daytime talkshow on Friday. The conversation had largely remained civil until the end, during which Klacik was replying to a question asked by co-host Sara Haines about President Donald Trump telling journalist Bob Woodward that he had downplayed the seriousness of coronavirus during the pandemic's early days.  'Come on, Kim. Excuse me, I have to say something to you,' Behar interjected.  'He told Bob Woodward that it was a very serious issue, and it's airborne and that it was terrible, and then he went out and told the American people: "Don't wear masks. It's all going to go away."...
    THE View's Joy Behar was slammed by congressional candidate Kimberly Klacik for "parading around in blackface" in a head-turning interview. It all kicked off when Kimberly joined the ladies of the popular ABC talk show to touch on many topics, when Joy Behar decided to ask her about President Trump's coronavirus response. 8Kimberly Klacik appeared on The View to touch on many serious topics, but things took a turnCredit: ABC 8Joy Behar asked Kimberly's thoughts on President Trump's coronavirus response, but the GOP candidate instead brought up a controversial moment in the comedian's pastCredit: ABC The Maryland GOP candidate said: “Is this Joy speaking? The same Joy that paraded around in blackface not too long ago?” Joy, 77, responded: "That’s...
    (CNN)Life comes at you fast and we've got a lot to discuss this week, people, so #letsgo. Hollywood, the time is now for allyshipDoesn't it feel like a revolution has begun?As much as we have been here before -- with protests and calls for change -- right now feels different on so many levels.In the midst of a rapidly evolving culture, we've started this newsletter by yours truly. We'll be popping into your inbox with the latest entertainment happenings and how they reflect these times, when we all need to step up and stand up for what's right.Read MoreThe death of George Floyd didn't just break hearts, it appears to actually be spurring people to action.Even in Hollywood, the land...
    A combative interview between the hosts of The View and GOP congressional candidate Kim Klacik went off the rails after the Baltimore native called out Joy Behar's past use of blackface. The exchange began when Klacik was asked about President Trump's admission to veteran journalist Bob Woodward of wanting to "downplay" the severity of the coronavirus early on and was asked by Sara Haines if the downplaying of the disease "cost lives." "First of all, I think that we didn't handle the pandemic as a country great as a whole," Klacik said. "This is why I talk about bring the biotech industry right back to the Baltimore city port. We've allowed a lot of jobs and manufacturing to go overseas...
    Maryland GOP congressional candidate Kimberly Klacik’s appearance on Friday’s broadcast of ABC’s “The View” was abruptly cut off after Klacik accused co-host Joy Behar of parading “around in blackface not too long ago.” Partial transcript as follows: SARA HAINES: I want to ask you about the coronavirus. We heard that tape where President Trump admitted he wanted to publicly downplay the threat of the pandemic even though he knew it was spread through the air and it was going to be very deadly. We see how the virus has disproportionately affected the African-American community. Do you think continually downplayed the threat cost lives? KLACIK: That’s a great question. Thank you, Sara. First of all, I think that, you know, we didn’t handle...
    Republican Maryland congressional candidate Kim Klacik sparked a fiery exchange on ABC’s “The View,” taking direct aim at host Joy Behar over her previous use of blackface. A conversation about the impact of coronavirus on the black community quickly spiraled into a shouting match about Behar’s use of blackface. (RELATED: ‘Black People Don’t Have To Vote Democrat’: Baltimore Congressional Candidate Kim Klacik Goes Into Detail On Her Viral Video) WATCH: Cohost Sara Haines began the conversation by asking about veteran journalist Bob Woodward’s book and the audio of President Donald Trump saying that he preferred to “downplay” the threat of the coronavirus pandemic. “We see how the virus has disproportionately affected the African-American community. Do you think continually downplayed...
    Comedian Chris Rock hit out at Democrats for being so focused on impeaching President Trump earlier this year that they allowed the coronavirus pandemic to hit the United States.  In a lengthy interview with the New York Times published Wednesday, Rock compared Trump to a 'five-year-old' as he discussed the country's summer of unrest.  The 55-year-old actor blasted Pelosi as he claimed 'it’s all the Democrats’ fault' and accused both political parties of 'fake news'.   Comedian Chris Rock, 55, claimed Democrats were so focused on impeaching President Trump earlier this year that they allowed the coronavirus pandemic to hit the United States He bashed Nancy Pelosi, pictured, for not being ready when the pandemic hit  While speaking about...
    Christian Walker, the gay son of football legend Herschel Walker, unloaded on Black Lives Matter protesters and rioters in an in-your-face video posted to social media on Monday, calling them "domestic terrorists." "Anybody who honestly cares about black people could not support Black Lives Matter — it's a terrorist organization, and personally I think it's the KKK in blackface," Walker said in the opening of the video posted on the Log Cabin Republicans' Twitter account. Log Cabin Republicans is the nation's largest Republican organization dedicated to representing the LGBT community. In the video, Walker, who lives in Los Angeles, recalls being frightened and then enraged after witnessing looting and burning taking place...
    Rocker David Byrne is apologizing for wearing blackface in a Talking Heads promotional video released back in 1984. Byrne released a statement this week apologizing for the video for the famed Stop Making Sense concert film. In the scene in question, Byrne is seen portraying several absurd reporter characters. One of the characters Byrne plays is a black man. Byrne dons blackface and an afro wig. Now Byrne says that the video was a “major mistake in judgement that showed a lack of real understanding.” Watching the 36-year-old bit is “like looking in a mirror and seeing someone else — you’re not, or were not, the person you thought you were” Byrne said. Watch below:  Byrne noted that the...
    (CNN)Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne has apologized for wearing black and brownface in an unearthed promotional video, calling it a "major mistake in judgement." In the clip for the rock band's concert film 1984 "Stop Making Sense," the star is shown interviewing himself, while donning black and brown face to impersonate several non-White people. The 68-year-old musician took to social media on Tuesday to express his regret after the vintage clip resurfaced online. "To watch myself in the various characters, including black and brownface, I acknowledge it was a major mistake in judgment that showed a lack of real understanding," he wrote in series of posts shared on his Twitter page. "It's like looking in a mirror and seeing...
    Speaking Heads frontman David Byrne issued a prolonged apology Tuesday for carrying black and brown face in a decades-old video for the rock band. Byrne appeared within the racist make-up within the 1984 live performance movie “Cease Making Sense,” wherein he portrays plenty of totally different individuals interviewing himself whereas carrying his iconic “huge swimsuit.” In a sequence of tweets, he stated a journalist just lately introduced up the controversial video, which he’d practically forgotten about. “To look at myself within the numerous characters, together with black and brown face, I acknowledge it was a significant mistake in judgement that confirmed an absence of actual understanding,” tweeted Byrne, now 68. “It’s like wanting in a mirror and seeing somebody...
    Talking Heads frontman David Byrne issued a lengthy apology Tuesday for wearing black and brown face in a decades-old video for the rock band. Byrne appeared in the racist makeup in the 1984 concert film “Stop Making Sense,” in which he portrays a number of different people interviewing himself while wearing his iconic “big suit.” In a series of tweets, he said a journalist recently brought up the controversial video, which he’d nearly forgotten about. “To watch myself in the various characters, including black and brown face, I acknowledge it was a major mistake in judgement that showed a lack of real understanding,” tweeted Byrne, now 68. “It’s like looking in a mirror and seeing someone else- you’re not,...
    Talking Heads frontman David Byrne issued a lengthy apology Tuesday for wearing black and brown face in a decades-old video for the rock band. Byrne appeared in the racist makeup in the 1984 concert film “Stop Making Sense,” in which he portrays a number of different people interviewing himself while wearing his iconic “big suit.” In a series of tweets, he said a journalist recently brought up the controversial video, which he’d nearly forgotten about. “To watch myself in the various characters, including black and brown face, I acknowledge it was a major mistake in judgement that showed a lack of real understanding,” tweeted Byrne, now 68. “It’s like looking in a mirror and seeing someone else- you’re not, or...
    David Byrne is the latest star to apologize for previously wearing blackface. In the 1980s, to promote the Talking Heads concert film "Stop Making Sense," the musician appeared in a promo video in which he interviewed himself about his work in the form of various characters. The recently resurfaced clip shows Byrne posing as, among other characters, a Black man and another character in which he performed in brownface. 'AMERICAN UTOPIA' FROM DAVID BYRNE, SPIKE LEE LAUNCHES FIRST TEASER TRAILER Now, in the wake of heightened attention toward racially inappropriate actions, Byrne, 68, has issued an apology on Twitter. "Recently a journalist pointed out something I did in a promo video skit in 1984 for the Talking Heads concert film...
    A white man who attended a Washington, D.C., protest in blackface was punched in the face on Thursday, sparking off a chase that ended with a cop putting a Black protester in a chokehold.  Hide Video shared by independent videographer Brendan Gutenschwager shows an officer seemingly escorting out a white man wearing blackface. The man is seen talking to the officer while people behind them scream, “Get out of here!”  Hide “Straight to hell!” someone is heard saying from behind the camera.  The conversation between the officer and the person wearing blackface is not clear. At one point, one protester comes close and smacks the person in blackface. Chaotic scene just erupted in DC after a man in blackface showed...
    VIDEO shows the shocking moment a man in BLACKFACE was punched in the head at Washington DC Black Lives Matter protest. The video, circulating on social media, came amid a wave of renewed energy for demonstrations following the shooting of Jacob Blake, and deaths at a Wisconsin protest. 6A man in blackface was seen being escorted by cops at a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Washington DCCredit: ViralPress / Brendan Gutenschwager 6The man in blackface was punched by another man, video showsCredit: ViralPress / Brendan Gutenschwager Cops were seen escorting a man in blackface away from angry Black Lives Matter protesters in Washington DC. "Get out of here!" one person yelled. "You're going straight to hell!" another person yelled. A...
    A Long Island man and his live-in girlfriend have been arrested after their black next-door neighbor accused them of a yearslong campaign of racist intimidation that included throwing feces and a dead squirrel onto her property. John McEneaney, 57, and Mindy Canarick, 53, of Valley Stream, New York, were charged by the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office. Prosecutors charged McEneaney with criminal mischief and harassment while Canarick was charged with criminal tampering, a spokesperson for the DA’s office told DailyMail.com. Both are due to be arraigned via remote online hearing on Monday. The couple is alleged to have routinely harassed Jennifer McLeggan, a 39-year-old black woman who moved into the neighborhood after buying a home on Sapir Street in 2017....
    FACEBOOK has banned depictions of controversial Dutch Christmas character "Black Pete", reigniting the debate over whether the traditional character should be retired. Images of Black Pete, or Zwarte Piet, that use blackface features and stereotyping characteristics will be removed from both Facebook and Instagram following years of campaigning by anti-racism protesters. 3White people in the Netherlands often don blackface makeup, red lipstick and curly black wigs to play Black Pete during street partiesCredit: AP:Associated Press Black Pete is a sidekick of Sinterklaas, the Dutch version of St. Nicholas, a Santa-like character who brings children gifts in early December. White people often don blackface makeup, red lipstick and curly black wigs to play the character during street parties honouring Sinterklaas. The...
    Facebook has expanded its ban on racist writings and imagery, with new rules specifically prohibiting depictions of blackface and statements or images suggesting that Jewish people control the world or major institutions. Facebook already has a broad ban on hate speech, but the company also maintains a detailed list of prohibited language (like comparing a group of people to “insects”) and protected characteristics (like physical appearance) to tell users what isn’t allowed. “This type of content has always gone against the spirit of our hate speech policies,” Monika Bickert, Facebook’s head of policy management, said on a call with reporters this afternoon. But it can be difficult for reviewers around the world to identify hate speech without these explicit...
    YouTuber Joey Graceffa received a fresh wave of criticism after an old video of him putting blackface makeup on fellow YouTuber Shane Dawson and laughing at Dawson’s racist jokes resurfaced on social media.  Hide The video, shared by the @wigsandtea Instagram account earlier this month, migrated onto Twitter this week, prompting Graceffa’s name to trend on Wednesday morning. The video shows Graceffa applying foundation to Dawson. He admits the foundation is “a little darker than your skin tone,” to which Dawson replies, “That’s natural and subtle? Natural and subtle for Queen Latifah.” Hide View this post on Instagram disappointed but not surprised
    Lionsgate will not remove a "Mad Men" episode featuring one of its actors in blackface and will instead add a disclaimer at the beginning of the the show, the company told Deadline in a statement. The controversial clip in season three features John Slattery's character, Roger Sterling, in blackface makeup and singing to his new bride, "My Old Kentucky Home"– the name of the episode.  The studio said the episode from the popular AMC series "contains disturbing images related to race in America," but stood firm on leaving it without any editing.  "One of the characters is shown in blackface as part of an episode that shows how commonplace racism was in America in 1963," Lionsgate said to the outlet....
    Actress Alyssa Milano denied claims that she participated in blackface after reports surfaced online. Milano claimed she was doing a parody of Nicole “Snookie” Polizzi, and included a link to a YouTube video as her proof. Hey, assholes. The below picture is me parodying Jersey Shore and Snookie’s tan. Snookie’s tan (she is a sweetheart by the way) is worthy of parodying as is Trump’s “tan”. So go fuck yourselves with your smear campaign. Here is the link to full video: https://t.co/mu9zy7csCX pic.twitter.com/XuTVUN29R3 — Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) June 30, 2020 “Hey, a**holes,” Milaon tweeted. “The below picture is me parodying Jersey Shore and Snookie’s tan. Snookie’s tan (she is a sweetheart by the way) is worthy of parodying as...
    (CNN)Every year, when I teach undergraduates about minstrelsy and blackface, I look around for a recent example -- and I have never failed to find one. Fashion companies place grotesque images on clothes or bags. A white Australian performer like Iggy Azalea skips the black makeup but makes money by taking on an African American persona in her music. Anime clearly has a blackface problem.But I have never used any examples from "30 Rock," "Community," "The Office," "Scrubs" or "The Golden Girls," which had episodes pulled or scenes edited out from various streaming platforms because they were deemed "blackface episodes."Rebecca Wanzo A number of these episodes, albeit to varied effects, comment on racism. Protests that have sprung from George Floyd's...
    Hulu has apparently pulled multiple episodes of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” that featured blackface. I got a text Sunday night from an avid “Sunny” fan that the episodes of the FX classic with blackface had disappeared from the streaming giant. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) After checking this morning, episodes “The Gang Makes Lethal Weapon 6” and “Dee Reynolds: Shaping America’s Youth” are both gone. There appears to be no formal announcement that I can find anywhere online, and the move comes after “Dee Reynolds: Shaping America’s Youth” was already pulled from Netflix overseas. Just like when Netflix pulled an episode because of Mac’s blackface, this move doesn’t make sense...
    YouTube star Shane Dawson has once again apologized for wearing blackface and using racial slurs, including the N-word, in his online video comedy sketches, saying he deserves to ‘lose everything’ as a result. Dawson, who was born Shane Lee Yaw, has maintained a presence on the video-sharing platform since 2008. He posted a clip on Friday titled ‘Taking Accountability.’ Although he has apologized in the past for posting offensive content, Dawson said he only recently came to the realization that he erred. ‘I have done a lot of things in my past that I hate, that I wish I could make go away, that I tried to make go away by deleting videos, or un-tagging my Instagram, literally doing whatever...
    YouTuber Shane Dawson has a message for his fans: He’s changed. After joining the platform in 2008, Dawson quickly rose to fame. First, through comedy sketches and musical parodies. Then, by segueing into documentary-style profiles of equally controversial YouTubers, Jeffree Star and Jake Paul.  But in a 20-minute video, titled “Taking Accountability,” Dawson addresses, amongst other things, his use of blackface and other racist tropes in past videos.  “I’ve done a lot of things in my past that I hate, that I wish I could make go away. I don’t know who that person is anymore,” he says. To be clear, this isn’t the first time Dawson has faced heat for making offensive comments, including saying the N-word,...
    A leading organization of black conservatives is urging the Kennedy Center to strip Tina Fey of her prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor over the use of blackface in her hit sitcom, 30 Rock.  Earlier this week, Fey and her 30 Rock co-creator Robert Carlock requested that four episodes of the show from all streaming services because they feature the racist trope.  On Friday, Project 21 penned a letter to the Kennedy Center saying Fey's request was an admission of her own 'ugliness', and asked them to rescind the award they gave her back in 2010.   'We are not trying to cancel Tina Fey. Tina Fey cancelled herself when she asked Hulu to purge offensive episodes of 30 Rock,...
    Project 21 urged the John F. Kennedy Center to rescind comedian Tina Fey’s comedy award due to her participation in blackface. The black activists sent a letter to the Kennedy Center after Fey requested NBC remove episodes of “30 Rock” that featured her in blackface, according to a press release sent to the Daily Caller. “We are not trying to cancel Tina Fey,” Project 21 member Horace Cooper said in a statement. “Tina Fey cancelled herself when she asked Hulu to purge offensive episodes of ’30 Rock,’ calling the fruits of her creativity ‘ugliness.’ We are simply alerting the Kennedy Center – which has acted in the past to protect itself and the integrity of the Twain Prize – to...
    JoJo Siwa has hit back at 'mean' critics after being accused of having a young dancer perform in blackface in her latest music video, which she released on Juneteenth.  The 17-year-old singer's circus-themed video for her song 'Nonstop' features dancers dressed up as various animals, including Dance Moms star Lilliana Ketchman as a monkey. The white dancer, who just turned 12 this week, wore dark brown face makeup and ears.  While the comments on the video have been disabled, critics have been taking to Instagram and Twitter to call JoJo out for putting 'a little girl in blackface' dressed as a monkey — an animal that has historically been used to dehumanize Black people through racist imagery and caricatures.  Scroll down...
    Bernie Ecclestone has claimed 'black people are more racist than white people,' adding that he was 'surprised' Lewis Hamilton was upset by racial abuse from fans in a shocking interview. The 89-year-old former Formula One Group chief executive made a series of shocking comments during an interview with CNN Sport reacting to recent Black Lives Matter protests in the wake of the death of George Floyd in the US. When asked to back up his claim that 'black people are more racist than white people,' Mr Ecclestone said it was something he had 'noticed'. Bernie Ecclestone, pictured with his daughter Tamara, has said he's 'surprised' six-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton was concerned by racial abuse he suffered...
    JoJo Siwa was called out by some fans for "blackface" in her latest music video. The video for her song "Nonstop" featured a young dancer dressed up as a monkey with brown fur and makeup. Siwa appeared to respond to the negativity on her Instagram page, saying meanness had no place on her social media. She said it's "not about what you do on social media it's about what you do in real life." Siwa is the latest YouTuber to be accused of racial insensitivity, following Shane Dawson and Jenna Marbles. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. JoJo Siwa is the latest YouTuber to respond to allegations of racism. Some followers thought an 11-year-old actor who dressed up...
    Famous YouTube vlogger Jenna Marbles, who boasts 20.2 million YouTube subscribers, abruptly announced that she’s leaving the social media platform, citing several controversial videos between 2011 and 2013 where she dressed in blackface to impersonate Nicki Minaj and “slut shamed” other women. Jenna Mourney, Marbles’ real name, had one of the most popular YouTube channels in the world. “I’ve spent the last few days privatizing almost all of my old content,” Mourney said. “I’m sorry if any of that holds any nostalgia for you, but I’m literally not trying to put out negative things into the world.” The 33-year-old’s tearful 11-minute farewell video shows some of the offending clips that led to her leaving the platform. The first is an impression...
    Eiza González has issued an apology. Over the last few days, images of the now 30-year-old actress in blackface have been making the rounds on social media. The photo is reportedly from her days on the Spanish-language telenovela "Lola, Érase una vez" (translating to "Lola, Once upon a time") from the early 2000s. ACTRESS JENNY SLATE WITHDRAWS FROM VOICING BIRACIAL CHARACTER ON NETFLIX'S 'BIG MOUTH' The actress offered a statement to Page Six in response to the scandal. Eiza Gonzalez attends the premiere of Sony Pictures' 'Bloodshot' on March 10, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage) “I am deeply sorry and ashamed about having worn blackface makeup shown in the images circulating," she said. "As a...
    Eiza González has apologized after pictures of her in blackface from an previous telenovela resurfaced on social media this week. The photographs of González, 30, have been snapped from her position in “Lola, Érase Una Vez” (“Lola, As soon as Upon a Time”) when she was a young person in 2007, and got here to mild this week amid studies about her rumored romance with Timothée Chalamet. “I’m deeply sorry and ashamed about having worn blackface make-up proven within the pictures circulating. As a 15-year-old little one actor on my first job in a Mexican telenovela, I used to be pressured towards my will, and with no negotiating energy, I couldn’t advocate for myself within the state of affairs,”...
    Eiza González issued a statement to Page Six regarding recently resurfaced images of her wearing blackface in an episode of telenovela Lola, Érase Una Vez — which translates to Lola, Once Upon a Time in English. The images first came to light earlier this week after snapshots of the actress kissing fellow actor Timothée Chalamet in Cabo, Mexico, went viral. Fans of the Little Woman actor felt that he was showing poor judgment by dating someone who had previously done something as offensive as wearing blackface. According to her statement, González took the job when she was 15-years-old, and it became her first job on a Mexican telenovela. “I am deeply sorry and ashamed about having worn blackface makeup shown...
    Eiza González has apologized after images of her in blackface from a telenovela years ago resurfaced on social media this week. “I am deeply sorry and ashamed about having worn blackface makeup shown in the images circulating. As a 15-year-old child actor on my first job in a Mexican telenovela, I was pressured against my will, and with no negotiating power, I could not advocate for myself in the situation,” she told Page Six in an exclusive statement on Wednesday. “I wish I had the voice and knowledge then that I have now.” The photos were snapped from her role in “Lola, Érase Una Vez” (“Lola, Once Upon a Time”) when the now 30-year-old was a teenager in 2007. The...
    (CNN)In the interest of full disclosure, allow me to say I have grown weary of writing about blackface. I am just as weary as Black people are of pointing out to White people that you can dress up for Halloween as a Black (or brown) celebrity without darkening your skin. I wrote about what now seems is annual outrage over just that in 2013 when dancer/actress/reality show judge Julianne Hough did just that as part of an "Orange is the New Black" costume she donned.It's also not cool when a person of color does it, as was the case with Afro-Latino actress Zoe Saldana who I wrote about in 2016 when she darkened her skin to portray singer and activist...
    Disgraced comedian Jimmy Kimmel has fled LA for a secret location in an attempt to avoid the race row sparked after photos emerged of him doing skits while in blackface, DailyMail.com can reveal. Kimmel is also under fire after being caught using the n word repeatedly while imitating rapper Snoop Dogg in newly unearthed audio that dates from 1996. In the song, Kimmel can be heard rapping: 'Me and my n***er down in LBC, we'll smoke that motherf***er Christmas tree.' Disgraced comedian Jimmy Kimmel has fled LA for a secret location in an attempt to avoid the race row sparked after photos emerged of him doing skits while in blackface Kimmel is also under fire after being caught...
    Jimmy Kimmel has apologized for donning blackface on his sketch comedy present, “The Man Present” within the 1990s. “I apologize to those that had been genuinely harm or offended by the make-up I wore or the phrases I spoke,” Kimmel, 52, advised Web page Six in a press release on Tuesday. Whereas co-starring on “The Man Present” with Adam Carolla, Kimmel carried out impressions of NBA participant Karl Malone — a bit that originated along with his stint on LA’s KROQ radio station. Kimmel mentioned within the assertion that he “by no means thought of that this could be seen as something apart from an imitation of a fellow human being. “Wanting again, many of those sketches are embarrassing,...
    Jimmy Kimmel has apologized for donning blackface on his sketch comedy show, “The Man Show” in the 1990s. “I apologize to those who were genuinely hurt or offended by the makeup I wore or the words I spoke,” Kimmel, 52, told Page Six in a statement on Tuesday. While co-starring on “The Man Show” with Adam Carolla, Kimmel performed impressions of NBA pl ayer Karl Malone — a bit that originated with his stint on LA’s KROQ radio station. Kimmel said in the statement that he “never considered that this might be seen as anything other than an imitation of a fellow human being. “Looking back, many of these sketches are embarrassing, and it is frustrating that these thoughtless...
    Jimmy Kimmel issued an apology Tuesday for wearing blackface in numerous comedy sketches throughout his career.  "On KROQ radio in the mid-90s, I did a recurring impression of the NBA player Karl Malone. In the late '90s, I continued impersonating Malone on TV," Kimmel explained in his statement.  "We hired makeup artists to make me look as much like Karl Malone as possible. I never considered that this might be seen as anything other than an imitation of a fellow human being," the host said.  According to Kimmel, he believes he has "evolved and matured over the last twenty-plus years," but was reluctant to apologize publicly.  The host's statement came after numerous people called him out for the blackface...
    Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel apologized Tuesday for his 1990s blackface impressions of NBA player Karl Malone and other Black celebrities. Kimmel said his delay in addressing the subject came in part to avoid handing a victory to his detractors. "I apologize to those who were genuinely hurt or offended by the makeup I wore or the words I spoke," he said in a statement. Kimmel's apology comes as part of the entertainment world's continuing reckoning, triggered by the protests against police treatment of Black Americans. On Monday, four episodes of the comedy "30 Rock" were pulled from circulation because they featured characters performing in blackface. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox Kimmel's impersonation of Malone, which he started on...
    (CNN)Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel issued an apology Tuesday for his "embarrassing" portrayals of Black celebrities.In his statement, obtained by CNN, Kimmel wrote "I have long been reluctant to address this, as I knew doing so would be celebrated as a victory by those who equate apologies with weakness and cheer for leaders who use prejudice to divide us.""That delay was a mistake," Kimmel wrote. "There is nothing more important to me than your respect, and I apologize to those who were genuinely hurt or offended by the makeup I wore or the words I spoke."The Emmys host had come under fire recently after social media unearthed clips of him performing in blackface.Kimmel explained in his statement that "On KROQ radio...
    Jimmy Kimmel apologized Tuesday for his 1990s blackface impressions of NBA player Karl Malone and other Black celebrities."I apologize to those who were genuinely hurt or offended by the makeup I wore or the words I spoke," the ABC late-night star said in a statement.Kimmel's impersonation of Malone, which he started on radio and then brought to television on Comedy Central, was frequently criticized by Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity, among others.Kimmel said he had long been reluctant to address the subject, "as I knew doing so would be celebrated as a victory by those who equate apologies with weakness and cheer for leaders who use prejudice to divide us.""That delay was a mistake," he said.Kimmel added: "I believe that...
    (CNN)Tina Fey, creator and star of the Emmy Award-winning series "30 Rock," has asked streaming services to remove several of the show's episodes that feature White actors in blackface.Fey apologized for the episodes and the "pain they have caused," according to a letter Fey wrote to streaming services. The letter was first obtained by Vulture and confirmed to CNN through NBCUniversal and Fey's agent. "As we strive to do the work and do better in regards to race in America, we believe that these episodes featuring actors in race-changing makeup are best taken out of circulation," she said. "I understand now that intent is not a free pass for White people to use these images." Virginia isnt a one-off. Heres...
    Jimmy Kimmel is under fire as audio circulated Tuesday on social media shows he used the N-word multiple times while imitating Snoop Dogg in the ’90s. The audio reportedly came from a KROQ-FM Christmas parody song called “A Family Christmas In Your Ass.” In a 2013 podcast with longtime comedy collaborator, Adam Carolla, according to the Daily Mail, Kimmel discussed his past use of the N-word. As that discussion went viral this week, Fox News surfaced the racist parody song. From 1999 to 2003, Kimmel co-hosted The Man Show, a Comedy Central series that featured a mix of sketches and in-studio segments that’s received ample criticism over the years for its blatant sexism, racism, and transphobic depictions. But amid a...
    On Tuesday, late-night host Jimmy Kimmel broke his silence concerning his past donning of blackface in old “Man Show” sketches, though he did not explicitly address reports of his alleged use of the N-word on a past Christmas album. In a statement released Tuesday, the embattled “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” host took shots at folks on the right, whom he identified as  “those who equate apologies with weakness and cheer for leaders who use prejudice to divide us,” while offering his apologizes to those “offended” by his actions. “I have long been reluctant to address this, as I knew doing so would be celebrated as a victory by those who equate apologies with weakness and cheer for leaders who use prejudice to...
    On Tuesday, late-night host Jimmy Kimmel broke his silence over recent reports regarding his use of the N-word on a past Christmas album and over donning blackface in old “Man Show” sketches. In a statement released Tuesday, the embattled “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” host took shots at folks on the right, whom he identified as  “those who equate apologies with weakness and cheer for leaders who use prejudice to divide us,” while offering his apologizes to those “offended” by his actions. “I have long been reluctant to address this, as I knew doing so would be celebrated as a victory by those who equate apologies with weakness and cheer for leaders who use prejudice to divide us,” the statement started, “That...
    NBCUniversal is removing four 30 Rock episodes that feature characters in blackface from streaming services and syndication. The episodes will also vanish from iTunes and Google Play and other platforms. “As we strive to do the work and do better in regards to race in America, we believe that these episodes featuring actors in race-changing makeup are best taken out of circulation,” said 30 Rock executive producer and Trump-basher Tina Fey in a statement. The episodes have been pulled after a request from the show’s executive producers Fey and Robert Carlock, according to a report by Vulture. “I understand now that ‘intent’ is not a free pass for white people to use these images,” Fey continued. “I apologize for pain they have caused. Going forward,...
    JIMMY Kimmel used the N-word while imitating Snoop Dogg for a song from a 1996 Christmas album. The talk show host, 52, said the racial slur multiple times in the track and also admitted to using a "crazy black voice" to imitate comedian George Wallace. 6 Jimmy Kimmel used the N-word while imitating Snoop Dogg in a song from 1996Credit: Reuters Jimmy - who abruptly announced he'll be taking time off last week - admitted to imitating rapper Snoop in a podcast from 2013, which was obtained by Fox News. In the song, Jimmy references “a fat n***** in a sleigh giving s*** away”, as well as a “n***** in the manger”. He also raps: "I told that motherf***er Santa, bring...
    Four episodes of NBC’s show 30 Rock have been pulled from streaming services like Hulu and Amazon Prime. Three of the episodes have a character in blackface, according to Vulture. The episodes are already gone and will no longer be shown on regular television at the request of NBCUniversal, as well as co-creators Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. Fey penned a letter to the platforms that sell or stream the show to apologize. “As we strive to do the work and do better in regards to race in America, we believe that these episodes featuring actors in race-changing makeup are best taken out of circulation,” she writes. “I understand now that ‘intent’ is not a free pass for white...
    As Hollywood continues to slowly shift with the changing landscape of racial identity and inclusion, NBCUniversal has removed four episodes of “30 Rock” from streaming services and syndication that feature characters in blackface. The request for the removal of the episodes came from show co-creators Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. “As we strive to do the work and do better in regards to race in America, we believe that these episodes featuring actors in race-changing makeup are best taken out of circulation,” said Fey in a statement. “I understand now that ‘intent; is not a free pass for white people to use these images. I apologize for pain they have caused. Going forward, no comedy-loving kid needs to stumble...
    As Hollywood continues to slowly shift with the altering panorama of racial id and inclusion, NBCUniversal has eliminated 4 episodes of “30 Rock” from streaming companies and syndication that function characters in blackface. The request for the elimination of the episodes got here from present co-creators Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. “As we attempt to do the work and do higher with reference to race in America, we consider that these episodes that includes actors in race-changing make-up are finest taken out of circulation,” mentioned Fey in a press release. “I perceive now that ‘intent; shouldn’t be a free move for white folks to make use of these pictures. I apologize for ache they’ve brought on. Going ahead, no...
    On Monday, Vulture broke the news that four episodes of popular NBC sitcom 30 Rock would have multiple episodes containing blackface removed from streaming services and syndicated reruns. Tina Fey, the creator and lead actress of the Emmy Award-winning series, penned a letter to the streaming services that currently run episodes of 30 Rock. “As we strive to do the work and do better in regards to race in America, we believe that these episodes featuring actors in race-changing makeup are best taken out of circulation. I understand now that ‘intent’ is not a free pass for white people to use these images.” She concluded her statement by apologizing for any “pain” the episodes might have caused and added that...
    Late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel has announced that he is taking a break from "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" for the summer. The announcement comes on the heels of a recently resurfaced blackface controversy in which Kimmel took heavy criticism for dressing up as a former NBA player. What are the details? On Thursday, Kimmel announced his summer leave, citing the need for a "couple of months off." In a video announcement from his home studio, Kimmel said, "I'm taking this summer off to spend even more time with my family. There's nothing wrong. I'm healthy, my family's healthy, I just need a couple of months off." The 52-year-old TV host added, "While I'm gone, a cavalcade of...
    Howard Stern, the shock jock who is never at a loss for words, was suddenly speechless on Monday morning after a slew of headlines over the weekend about old videos that emerged showing him dressed in blackface and using the N-word over and over. In one clip, Stern, wearing minstrel-style makeup, is seen mocking actor Ted Danson, who wore blackface as a “joke” at a New York City Friar’s Club event in 1993. Danson was roasting his then-girlfriend Whoopi Goldberg. On his XM-Sirius radio show on Monday, Stern didn’t apologize. Instead, he said, “the big headline is this: and this is my fear in all of this. I was able to change my approach, and able to change my life and,...
    Radio shock jock Howard Stern is an acute sufferer of TDS (Trump Derangement Syndrome). He uses his Sirius-XM radio show to regularly bash Trump (despite previously being a supporter) while bringing on liberal Hollywood celebrities to do the same. But the “morning zoo” host has been plunged into hot water after old videos of Stern emerged showing him dressed in blackface and using the N-word over and over, even when addressing his longtime sidekick Robin Quivers, who is black. In one clip, Stern, wearing minstrel-style makeup, was mocking actor Ted Danson, who wore blackface as a “joke” at a New York City Friar’s Club event in 1993. Danson was roasting his then-girlfriend Whoopi Goldberg. Remember when Holier than thou Whoopi laughed...
    A number of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" fans are accusing Netflix of removing some of its episodes featuring characters in blackface. Fans started taking to Twitter early Saturday to question the streaming service about its decision to remove a few of the popular show's episodes, specifically pointing to the axing of Season 2's sixth episode titled "Dee Reynolds: Shaping America's Youth." Multiple fans of the show claimed that Netflix was wrong for allegedly stripping the episode from its catalog because it involved characters condemning the use of blackface.  TIPS ON TALKING CORONAVIRUS WITH YOUR KIDS "Apparently they removed the blackface episode of It's Always Sunny from Netflix," one user wrote. "It's literally an episode discussing how blackface is wrong, and they've...
    Netflix has reportedly pulled an episode of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.” According to reports from NME, Entertainment.ie and Metro, the episode “Dee Reynolds: Shaping America’s Youth” has been pulled from the streaming service because it features blackface. The move comes after the death of George Floyd spark renewed debate on race in America. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football) For those unaware, the gang shoots their own version of “Lethal Weapon” and it features Mac in blackface playing the Danny Glover character and Dee appears in blackface. It’s also worth noting that it appears to have been pulled from Netflix abroad. In America, Hulu has the streaming rights to “Always Sunny,” and...
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A candidate for the Alaska House of Representatives wore blackface makeup at a 2012 Halloween party as part of a costume he said depicted an “inspiring” movie character. Republican Mike Cronk said he went to the party at the Tok Lodge Bar dressed as Madea, a black character featured in a series of films by actor and director Tyler Perry, KTUU-TV reported Thursday. The retired teacher is running to replace Republican Rep. Dave Talerico in House District 6, which includes the Fairbanks North Star Borough. TOP STORIES San Francisco police will no longer respond to non-criminal calls, mayor says Divided Democrats make Biden one of weakest primary winners in modern history Bigger than life: George Floyd...
    This is not how you support the cause. Instagram influencers in the Middle East and Eastern Europe are being slammed on social media after donning blackface in an offensive attempt to show solidarity with Black Lives Matter protesters. Their tone-deaf gesture comes in the wake of protests over the death of George Floyd while in police custody last month, which resulted in the arrests of four Minnesota officers. In one of the questionable ‘Gram pics, Lebanese vocalist Tania Saleh can be seen sporting a photoshopped Angela Davis-esque Afro and black skin paint. The photo was captioned “wish I was black, today more than ever…Sending my love and full support to the people who demand equality and justice for all races...
    British actor Harry Enfield stated that he doesn’t regret doing blackface in past comedy sketches despite countless people declaring the practice offensive. Enfield, who is a known comedy performer in the U.K. and plays Prince Charles on “The Windsors,” spoke on the “Today” show on BBC Radio 4 to discuss Netflix removing shows that feature blackface like “Little Britain” and “The Mighty Boosh” in the wake of ongoing protests against police brutality targeting the black community. Enfield discussed his past comedy career, in which he performed in blackface for sketches such as one where he portrayed Nelson Mandela. “I wouldn’t do it now, but I don’t think I regret it,” he said, as quoted by Deadline. DO SURGICAL MASKS PROTECT AGAINST CORONAVIRUS? He noted...
    A man was arrested in Toronto Saturday after showing up to an anti-racism protest while wearing blackface. The man, whose name was not released by officials, was filmed getting into a shouting match with demonstrators after protest organizers asked him to leave. “If I want to put this on my face then I can put this on my face!” the man can be heard saying in the clip before he was placed in custody. “You’re f–king disrespectful!” a demonstrator shouts back. “You’re a shame to all who came here.” The man then announced, “I’m not trying to be disrespectful–” but it appeared clear in the clip that none of the protesters bought that claim. The demonstration was one of several...
    Toronto police arrested a man Saturday who appeared at an anti-racism protest rally in blackface. In a statement to the Daily Caller, Toronto Police Department spokesman Alex Li said, “No charges have been laid at the moment. He was arrested for ‘breach of the peace,’ and inquiries continue.” The protesters were gathering in solidarity with demonstrators across the United States who are accusing police of “systemic racism” after George Floyd died in Minneapolis police custody. The incident has been widely reported via social media videos showing the man being removed from the scene by police. (RELATED: Video Shows Security Forcibly Removing Reporter From Trudeau News Conference) LIVE in Toronto More footage of the man in blackface being arrested by cops...
    Actress and singer Gabrielle Union has referenced the cases of Jimmy Fallon, Al Roker, Ted Danson and her former America’s Got Talent fellow judge Julianne Hough in a harassment complaint filed this week against NBC and Simon Cowell. Union, 47, claimed in November last year that, among other things, show insiders complained that her hairstyles were “too black” and it was reported that a young black contestant was removed from the show because it needed a performer that “America could get behind.” The New York Post’s Page Six says that new legal documents filed by Union call the network “a snake pit of racial offenses.” The filing accuses NBC of hiring Hough as a judge alongside Union despite Hough's “widely...
    Gabrielle Union has drawn Jimmy Fallon, Al Roker, Ted Danson — and her former “America’s Got Talent” co-star Julianne Hough — into her battle against NBC. Union filed a harassment complaint against NBC and Simon Cowell on Thursday, after claiming NBC’s entertainment chief Paul Telegdy tried to silence her reports of racism. She has previously accused NBC and “AGT” producers Syco and Freemantle of axing her as a judge on the TV hit after she made complaints of racism on set. In documents filed by Union’s attorneys with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, exclusively obtained by Page Six, Union’s legal team drew in some of the network’s biggest stars into the complaint, calling the network “a snake pit...
    (CNN)Jimmy Fallon used "The Tonight Show" to have a discussion about racism in America on Monday night. Fallon began the episode by saying it would be a "different kind of show," and readdressed his participation in a "Saturday Night Live" skit from 2000 in which he appeared in blackface to impersonate Chris Rock."I had to really examine myself in the mirror this week because a story came out about me on 'SNL' doing an impression of Chris Rock in blackface. And I was horrified. Not of people trying to 'cancel' me or cancel this show, which is scary enough. The thing that haunted me the most was, how do I say I love this person?" Fallon said. "I respect this...