It’s not been a good year for any of us, but it’s been a particularly difficult year for late-night hosts and in particular, the ones named “Jimmy.” Jimmy Kimmel is the latest to be blasted online for his racist, blackface clips. The evidence is pretty damning against him though.
Keep scrolling to see it.
But the Jimmy’s have taken a particularly drastic hit.
Recently, things have not been going well for him.
His talk show, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, quickly became a household favorite after the first episode premiered all the way back in 2014 but before that, he was involved in some horrible things.
Besides 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.
The results were not pretty in the slightest.
A video from 2000 has recently taken the internet by storm for its offensive use of blackface.
Yep, you heard that right.
For 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.
It 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.
So, 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.
Suited 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.
However, he issued two apologies, one over Twitter and one on his show and people have seemed to forgiven him as he claimed he was ashamed of his actions.
For those of you that don’t know, Kimmel also has a late-night talk show and is known for being a pretty charismatic character.
In a series of re-emerged clips, Kimmel was seen using the N-word casually as well as being in blackface as he impersonated Snoop Dog.
It’s a hard thing to stomach first thing in the morning.
Oh, Kimmel. Get off the TV and stay off.
“It was in the past.” So was slavery allegedly, but it doesn’t make it right, does it? He was old enough to know better.
Kimmel was caught out on multiple occasions doing blackface as you can see from this photograph, but the clip you’ll see later is so much worse… Keep scrolling to see it.
Rather than facing the consequences of his actions, which also includes a mixtape in which he repeatedly used the N-word and was the key creator of humor which involved “racist jokes.”
Remember that these stereotypes were ultimately used to degrade and humiliate black people before they had any rights in society. That’s why it hurts deeply when people use it for comedic value. Is it just a joke to you? Maybe if black people had equal rights right now, then maybe, but they don’t.
Don’t argue about it. Just learn and educate yourself and maybe we’ll move towards a more equal society.
He must be held accountable if everyone else is.
Keep scrolling to see why “whiteface” went viral a little while ago.