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Jamie Foxx Stands Up For Jimmy Fallon After ‘Blackface’ Skit Caused Controversy



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Jamie Foxx has defended Jimmy Fallon over a controversial, recently-emerged “blackface” skit from 2000 that showed Fallon impersonating Chris Rock.

After E! News reported on the criticism, Foxx weighed in on the matter, writing, “It wasn’t blackface. We comedians I know it's a tough time right now. But this one is a stretch.”

“On a show called Living in Color we played every race. Let this one go. We got bigger fish to fry,” Foxx elaborated.

Fallon had apologized last Tuesday after his impression of Chris Rock resurfaced online, which triggered the hashtag, ‘#jimmyfallonisoverparty’.

“I am very sorry for making this unquestionably offensive decision, and thank all of you for holding me accountable,” Fallon expressed.

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Jimmy Fallon is facing backlash after a video of him doing blackface for an SNL sketch in 2000 surfaced online. Link in bio for his apology. (: Getty)

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