Following the backlash, people are now calling out Eddie Murphy for “white face.”
Keep scrolling to see the full video, Fallon’s response, and of course, the pictures in question, of Murphy.
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.
Using his influential platform, Fallon has supported many causes including national foodbanks and cancer charities.
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.
He 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.
While 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.
From 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.
And 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.
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.
After the video started circling online, Twitter users joined forces to call out Fallon for his actions.
Keep scrolling for the horrendous video.
Fallon is just the latest celeb being called out for their careless and offensive career choices.
And it seems as though others are also being dragged into the mess too.
This is not going to be good for his career at all.
People didn’t want a half-assed apology.
Like she did with Ellen Degeneres… Big yikes.
I’ll pass you the clown make-up.
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.
And now Fallon has spoken out about the incident.
“There is no excuse for this.”
People are now calling out Eddie Murphy for alledged “white facing.”
Many people are saying that they “don’t find the skit offensive” so, by the same token, people shouldn’t be offended by Fallon’s blackface.
“Oh are white people experiencing systemic racism? I didn’t realize…”
“Wh*te people were never systematically left out of film and arts because of their skin color. Black characters were played by white actors in blackface. Need more explaining?”
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