Jimmy Fallon is apologizing for a Saturday Night Live sketch he did 20 years ago of him impersonating Chris Rock.
After the ‘SNL’ clip from the year 2000 resurfaced early Tuesday, the hashtag #jimmyfallonisoverparty began trending on Twitter … and now, the late-night talk show host is apologizing.
Fallon says, “I made a terrible decision to do an impersonation of Chris Rock while in blackface. There is no excuse for this.”
In the sketch — which we repeat, aired on TV in 2000 — Jimmy comes out in blackface dressed as the famous comedian to join Regis Philbin, played by Darrell Hammond, and crack some Chris Rock-esque jokes.
Hard to say if people found it funny back then … but even Jimmy agrees it definitely was NOT worth it.(LoveBScott)