As one of the world's most loved talk show hosts, Jimmy Fallon has stolen the hearts of the nation with his charm and wit. But recently he's found himself in the firing line once again, after a very disturbing video of Fallon in blackface has re-surfaced online and we just can't seem to get over it.
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Jimmy Fallon is a national treasure.
via: Getty ImagesHis talk show, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, quickly became a household favorite after the first episode premiered all the way back in 2014.
Apart from being an award-winning host, he also spends his time helping others.
via: Getty ImagesUsing his influential platform, Fallon has supported many causes including national foodbanks and cancer charities.
It's no wonder why he's so popular.
via: Getty ImagesBesides being a pretty funny guy, he seems to have remained humble over time, unlike some other hosts that have recently been exposed... Cough, Ellen, cough.
Remember when he did this?
via: YouTubeHe always sings the praises of deserving heroes. In one episode, Fallon surprised an Air Force Veteran with 50,000 dollars because she had a hard life as a single mother before following her dreams to serve her country. It was a tear-jerking moment.
And remember when he also did this?
via: YouTubeWhile recognizing the amazing work his father-in-law did while he was in the Marine Corps, he went out of his way to get a limited edition watch that only those who have ever ejected out of planes on a mission could get and presented it to him on the show. It's safe to say the moment warmed our hearts.
His job involves digging into other people's lives...
via: Getty ImagesFrom actors to musicians, he's always getting the latest scoop for us all to enjoy while also making them do stupid things. It's the perfect combination for entertainment gold.
But recently, others have been digging into his own life...
via: Getty ImagesAnd the results were not pretty in the slightest.
There's one video that stands out amongst the rest...
via: Getty ImagesA video from 2000 has recently taken the internet by storm for its offensive use of blackface.
In the video, Fallon is impersonating fellow comedian, Chris Rock.
via: Getty ImagesSuited in a brown leather jacket, a black turtleneck, and black face paint, the talk show host took on the role of Chris Rock in what has been described as a "racist" move.
The hashtag #jimmyfallonisoverparty became a trending subject on Twitter.
via: Getty ImagesAfter the video started circling online, Twitter users joined forces to call out Fallon for his actions. Keep scrolling for the horrendous video.
It's been a difficult week for us all...
first lana, then doja, and now JIMMY FALLON?? chile let me BREATHE it's barely fucking tuesday-… https://t.co/W0EKcpHjb4— # (✿ ˃ᆺ˂) ⁷ (@# (✿ ˃ᆺ˂) ⁷)1590488798.0
The backlash has been pretty intense...And it seems as though others are also being dragged into the mess too.
Fallon's probably going to be avoiding Twitter for as long as possible...
Jimmy Fallon coming on to twitter and seeing #jimmyfallonisoverparty trending https://t.co/GtOT0Vhrm2— .｡*♡BLM♡*｡. (@.｡*♡BLM♡*｡.)1590475452.0
Others seem to be annoyed that he's not addressed the situation yet.
jimmy fallon’s pr team rushing to write an apology for him after seeing #jimmyfallonisoverparty trending https://t.co/u7qtDWGkNS— white twink hate page (@white twink hate page)1590483457.0
Even Dakota Johnson warned us...Like she did with Ellen Degeneres... Big yikes.
And for those of you that are defending Fallon...I'll pass you the clown make-up.
So, why is blackface so offensive?
via: Getty ImagesFor those of you that still don’t seem to understand why black/brown face is so offensive, firstly, sort yourselves out. Secondly, I’ve got the facts here for you.
Throughout history, white people would paint their faces black in order to degrade black people.
via: Getty ImagesIt happened in all sorts of places. From comedy shows to Halloween costumes. They would compare them to monkeys while simultaneously acting in a humiliating manner to depict black people as uncivilized.
It's extremely offensive.
via: Getty ImagesSo, in all cases, avoid it. You can still be Samuel L. Jackson for Halloween without painting yourself black. Just get a beret, a blazer, and some thick-framed glasses. It's easy.