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‘The View’ segment descends into chaos after GOP House candidate Kim Klacik calls out Joy Behar for blackface

An interview on “The View” with Kimberly Klacik, a Republican running for Congress in Maryland, ended badly after Klacik called out host Joy Behar for her blackface scandal.

Klacik is running in the 7th Congressional District in Maryland, a heavily Democratic district formerly served by the late Elijah Cummings, and has been endorsed by President Donald Trump.

When discussing President Trump’s COVID-19 response, Behar asked Klacik to answer for Trump’s admission to reporter Bob Woodward that he downplayed the virus early on.

“Excuse me, I have to say something to you,” Behar began. “He told Bob Woodward that it was a very serious issue. That it was airborne, and that it was terrible. Then he went out and told the American people, ‘Don’t wear masks, it’s all gonna go away. You have to put some blame on your president, I’m sorry. You’re putting it on something extraneous here. Talk to the point, please.”

“Is this Joy speaking?” Klacik responded. “The same Joy that paraded around in blackface not too long ago? Come on, Joy, I don’t think you should be asking these questions.”

Behar responded angrily to Klacik’s topic shift.

“Excuse me,” Behar interjected angrily. “The black community had my back. They know that that was not blackface, that was an homage. Oh, please. Just answer the question.”

As Behar was talking, Klacik responded that the black community had her back as well, leading host Sunny Hostin to jump in.

“The black community has your back?” Hostin interjected, incredulously. “The black community has your back? The black community did not vote for you. What planet are you living on? What planet are you living on? Wow.”

As Klacik attempted to explain the circumstances around the special election that she lost in February to Democrat Kweisi Mfume, who she is challenging again, Hostin turns around in her chair and Behar dismissively ends the interview.

“Listen, Kim, good luck to you,” Behar said as she ended the interview.

A photo of Behar wearing darkening makeup and dressing as a “beautiful African woman” in the 1970s was released by The Wrap in 2019.

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Adam Carolla defends Jimmy Kimmel — says him wearing blackface isn’t really blackface

Comedian Adam Carolla — who worked alongside Jimmy Kimmel on Comedy Central’s “The Man Show” — is speaking up in defense of his longtime friend, and also insisting that what Kimmel did wasn’t blackface.

Kimmel issued an apology on Tuesday following resurfaced sketches in which Kimmel dressed up in blackface.

What are the details?

During Tuesday’s “The Adam Carolla Show” podcast, the host said that Kimmel is easily in his “top three of all time of decent people I’ve ever met in my life.”

“He is the most decent person you’ve ever met,” Carolla said of Kimmel. “He is the most generous person you’ve ever met. If everyone was like Jimmy Kimmel, we’d be living in a … utopia.”

Carolla said that Kimmel’s impersonations of black people such as former NBA player Karl Malone or even Oprah does not constitute as dressing up in hateful blackface.

“I was saying this years ago, and I meant it,” Carolla said. “Blackface is something. Doing Karl Malone is something else, or doing Oprah is something else. … This is not blackface.”

What about cancel culture?

Carolla also insisted that cancel culture needs to stop when it comes to people resurfacing skits, sketches, jokes, or even formerly accepted practices from years back.

“It’s not acceptable now,” he said of certain types of comedy. “If somebody does this now, then we must look at it as something very different from then.”

Carolla added, “If you meet anyone over 45, they’ll tell you they got paddled, they got swatted, the teacher would smack them with a ruler. … Paddling a kid sounds pretty outrageous in 2020 and nobody would stand for it. … But the people who engaged in it at the time when it was common practice or had a context — we don’t need to build a time machine so we can cancel culture them.”


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Jimmy Kimmel issues weak apology for using N-word, blackface. Prominent social media names pile on him: ‘Smarmy, sneering faux-liberal’

Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel said Tuesday he’s
sorry for wearing blackface and using the N-word — but it perhaps sounds like he’s sorrier that people took it the wrong way, instead.

His groveling came after announcing last week he was
taking the summer off from hosting “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

What are the details?

Kimmel has been under fire for several weeks for wearing blackface in
resurfaced clips from his former Comedy Central program, “The Man Show.”

On Tuesday, Kimmel issued the apology in a statement.

“I have long been reluctant to address this, as I knew doing so would be celebrated as a victory by those who equate apology with weakness and cheer for leaders who use prejudice to divide us,” he said. “That delay was a mistake.”

Kimmel said that he’s parodied “dozens” of celebrities — many of them black — and never saw an issue with it.

“In each case,” he insisted, “I thought of them as impersonations of celebrities and nothing more.”

He added, “Looking back, many of these sketches are embarrassing, and it is frustrating that these thoughtless moments have become a weapon used by some to diminish my criticisms of social and other injustices.

“I believe that I have evolved and matured over the last twenty-plus years, and I hope that is evident to anyone who watches my show,” Kimmel added. “I know that this will not be the last I hear of this and that it will be used again to try to quiet me.”

Kimmel added that he loves the U.S. so much that he refuses to be “bullied into silence” by people who would “feign outrage to advance their oppressive and genuinely racist agendas.”

You can read his full apology here.

What’s been the response?

Social media response to Kimmel’s apology has largely been negative.

Donald Trump Jr. lashed out at the charge against Kimmel’s apology.

On Twitter, he wrote, “People aren’t ‘feigning outrage,’ you disingenuous fraud @jimmykimmel. We’re pointing out the utter hypocrisy of you & your lib friends always trying to cancel YOUR political enemies, but refusing to hold yourselves to the same woke standards. This ‘apology’ proves that point.”

Actor James Woods added, “Racist hypocrite dancing like a cat on a hot tin roof.”

Actress and equal rights activist Rose McGowan has also been taking issue with Kimmel recently, and around the time he issued his apology, she blasted him again.

She wrote, “Megan Fox told her truth and she was laughed at. And so many of you say, ‘why don’t you all come out sooner?!’ We do, you just don’t listen. You’d rather throw rotten tomatoes & razor blades at sexualized young actresses. Blackface + misogyny = @jimmykimmel.”

She later added, “I absolutely loathed going on @jimmykimmel. A smarmy, sneering faux-liberal of the highest order. He’s very much a part of poisoning American minds.”

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Steven Crowder explains why Jimmy Kimmel should NOT be canceled for wearing blackface

According to cancel culture, anything from milk to coronavirus is racist, but Jimmy Kimmel can say the N-word and he goes unpunished. Sure, it may be easy to want to see Kimmel held to the same standard as conservatives, but Steven Crowder offers a reasonable alternative to playing by cancel culture’s rules. Why cancel someone when you can make fun of them instead?

Kimmel no more deserves to be canceled for wearing blackface or saying the N-word in a rap song than Megyn Kelly deserved for saying that dressing up as Diana Ross on Halloween used to be acceptable. If cancel culture is desperate to end someone’s career, let it be a result of comedian Jimmy Kimmel’s failed comedy.

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NBCUniversal yanks ’30 Rock’ blackface episodes; Tina Fey apologizes. Social media is not so forgiving.

NBCUniversal — which famously fired former anchor Megyn Kelly for discussing the appropriateness of blackface during Halloween — is
removing at least four episodes of “30 Rock” featuring several instances of blackface.

Actress and executive producer Tina Fey has issued an apology for the offense caused by the white characters dressing up in blackface.

What are the details?

The network plans to scrub the episodes from all streaming platforms. Additionally, the episodes in question will not air in syndication.

In a letter published on Vulture, Fey explained, “As we strive to do the work and do better in regards to race in America, we believe that these episodes featuring actors in race-changing makeup are best taken out of circulation.”

Vulture reported that the episodes were yanked following a request from Fey and fellow executive producer Robert Carlock.

“I understand now that ‘intent’ is not a free pass for white people to use these images,” the statement added. “I apologize for pain they have caused. Going forward, no comedy-loving kid needs to stumble on these tropes and be stung by their ugliness. I thank NBCUniversal for honoring this request.”

The episodes in question hail from Seasons 3, 5, and 6.

One skit features former “Mad Men” star Jon Hamm dressing up in blackface to portray an “Amos ‘n’ Andy”-style character. Another shows show star Jane Krakowski dressed up as an NFL player for Halloween.

All episodes are set to be removed by the week’s end.

Anything else?

Fey’s request comes too little, too late for some.

Several Twitter users called Fey and the network out for waiting so long to pull such episodes from the “30 Rock” library.

Former Broadway playwright Jeremy O. Harris
wrote, “Bamboozled came out in the year 2000…how did Tina Fey just realize that blackface is bad?”

“Tina Fey demanding to lockaway all the blackface 30 Rock episodes in the NBC vault is such a farce bc like…girl you wrote them…barely a decade ago?” he continued.

Journalist Keith Nelson Jr.
added, “Four episodes…FOUR ..twice in one season alone. It’s been off the air for seven years but NOW they want to do this?”

He
continued, “I want people do realize, NBC and Tina Fey are only doing this because of negative pressure they may feel if they keep it. Blackface was bad in 2013 when the show stopped airing and it’s bad now. NBC and Tina Fey didn’t LEARN anything over those 7 years and if they did thats sad.”

Yet another wrote, “Why was there black face episodes of 30 Rock to begin with?”

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Howard Stern refuses to apologize for blackface, use of N-word — and blames Donald Trump Jr. for bringing it up

Shock jock Howard Stern said that Donald Trump Jr. is at least partially responsible for social media’s anger about his wearing of blackface and using the N-word during his career.

Stern came under fire over the weekend when old clips and photos of him wearing blackface re-emerged and sparked outrage on the internet.

What are the details?

On Monday, Stern said that he changed his life and learned from his previous mistakes, which included wearing blackface in the ’80s and ’90s.

On one such occasion, Stern was reportedly mocking actor Ted Danson, who once dressed up in blackface to perform at a Friars Club roast in the ’90s.

“The big headline is this, and this is my fear in all of this,” he said during his Sirius XM radio show on Monday. “I was able to change my approach, and able to change my life, and you know, how I communicated. You know, if I had to do it over again, would I lampoon Ted Danson — a white guy in blackface doing, you know — yeah, I was lampooning him, saying, ‘Hey, f***, I’m going to shine a light on this,’ but would I go about this the same way now? Probably not.”

“Not probably,” he qualified. “Wouldn’t.”

He said that he was likely “insane” when he was wearing blackface, but he was able to recover, apparently, through therapy.

“I’m not apologizing,” he insisted.

Stern, instead, said that the Trump family — especially Trump Jr. — is at fault for poking a hornet’s nest, explaining that if the president’s son hadn’t retweeted a viral video of Stern, it might not be relevant news today.

“They leak TV shows that have been on TV to the press,” Stern complained.

“Dude, if you’re the president of the United States and you want to worry about me, go ahead. … If you solve the pandemic, then we can go and review all my old shows.”

Stern added that it “f***ing distresses [him]” that Trump Jr. and the president “won’t go into psychotherapy and change.”

“Attacking me during the coronavirus and Black Lives Matter is absolutely f***ing crazy, concentrating on me,” he said. “You want to concentrate on me and bully me, and expose me, with all the TV shows that I’ve done? They’re all out there. There’s nothing new here.”

He concluded, “I assume Donald [Trump] is putting [his son] up to this.”

Despite his thoughts on the first family, Stern’s expansive history of using racial epithets and wearing minstrel-like black makeup speaks for itself.

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Howard Stern under fire for old videos of him wearing blackface and using the N-word profusely

Over the past week, people have attempted to cancel the
cartoon “PAW Patrol” and Disney’s Splash Mountain amusement park ride. Police officer docuseries “Live PD” and “Cops” have officially been canceled. Now, Howard Stern finds himself embroiled in controversy after old videos have resurfaced of the shock jock wearing blackface and saying the N-word.

A past video has been dug up of Howard Stern wearing minstrel-style makeup. Stern is mocking actor Ted Danson, who
wore blackface as a “joke” at a New York City Friar’s Club event in 1993. Danson was roasting his then-girlfriend Whoopi Goldberg.

Page Six
reported that the video featuring Stern was from his “New Year’s Rotten Eve Pageant” special that aired on pay-per-view on Dec. 31, 1993.

The clip starts with a Stern appearance on “The View” from May 2019, where he denied that he used the N-word. “I didn’t use the N-word, let’s be very clear,” Howard said on the show. “That’s not my thing.”

The video clip then shows the radio talk show using the N-word and racist language in front of his longtime sidekick Robin Quivers, who is black.

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Longtime Stern employee Steve Grillo told Page Six that he doesn’t believe Howard is racist, and he never used racist language off the air. Grillo said that the “New Year’s Rotten Eve Pageant” was a pay-per-view broadcast and not subjected to FCC regulations.

“We’ve got the whole world watching — let’s push the limits,” Grillo said of the 1993 show. “The leash was off and they were going to be rabid dogs.”

In the 1990s, Stern wore blackface and a wig for an impression of Clarence Thomas, the second African American U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

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In another old clip from “The Howard Stern Show,” Stern is rapping a song titled “My N*****.” The song is a parody of rapper DMX’s song of the same name, and Stern uses the N-word profusely.

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During an interview with the late N.W.A. rapper Eazy-E, Stern welcomes his guest as “one bad n****.” Howard then tells Eazy-E, “Let me speak some African to you,” and follows it up with what sounds to be made-up gibberish. Throughout the interview, Stern talks about Eazy-E’s rap group N.W.A., but instead of saying “N.W.A.,” Stern uses the name “N***** Wit Attitudes,” seemingly on purpose instead of using the acronym of the rap group that is generally used.

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While discussing the death of Marshall Tucker singer Toy Caldwell in 1993, Stern uses the N-word heavily.

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Stern made headlines last month when he said that President Donald Trump “despises” his MAGA supporters.

“One thing Donald loves is celebrities, he loves the famous. He loves it. He loves to be in the mix,” Stern explained on his SiriusXM show. “The oddity in all of this is the people Trump despises most, love him the most.”

“The people who are voting for Trump for the most part… he wouldn’t even let them in a [expletive] hotel,” Stern said. “He’d be disgusted by them. Go to Mar-a-Lago, see if there’s any people who look like you. I’m talking to you in the audience.”

“I don’t hate Donald,” Stern continued. “I hate you for voting for him, for not having intelligence.”

Despite Stern inviting Trump on his radio show regularly over the years, Howard supported Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election and said he’s “all in” for Joe Biden in 2020.

In April,
Stern told Trump supporters to drink bleach and die.

Last August, “Howard Stern Show” regular guest Sarah Silverman said she was upset that she lost a role in a movie because she
wore blackface in a 2007 episode of “The Sarah Silverman Program.”

Last month, Jimmy Fallon was called out for wearing blackface in an old comedy routine. Fallon impersonated comedian Chris Rock in a “Saturday Night Live” comedy skit from 20 years ago.

Fallon apologized by saying, “In 2000, while on SNL, I made a terrible decision to do an impersonation of Chris Rock while in blackface. There is no excuse for this. I am very sorry for making this unquestionably offensive decision and thank all of you for holding me accountable.”

Last week, Justin Trudeau made an appearance at a George Floyd protest, but numerous people
reminded the Canadian prime minister that he wore blackface on multiple occasions.

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Justin Trudeau kneeled at anti-racism protest, Canadian PM quickly reminded about his blackface scandal

Following the death of George Floyd, there have been protests against police brutality in countries such as the U.K., Germany, France, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and Canada. Justin Trudeau showed up at a demonstration in Ottawa, where the Canadian prime minister kneeled to show his support in fighting against racial inequality. However, people were quick to point out Trudeau’s problematic past of wearing blackface.

Trudeau, wearing a black face mask, made an appearance at a George Floyd protest where he held up a Black Lives Matter shirt. Outside the Canadian Parliament, Trudeau took a knee, a symbolic gesture that recently has been a rallying call to bring justice to Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for nearly nine minutes.

While some in the crowd cheered the prime minister, one man in the group screamed: “GO HOME BLACKFACE! GO HOME!”

Meanwhile online, dozens on commentators also pointed out the hypocrisy of Trudeau by reminiscing about his blackface scandal.

Trudeau was caught wearing blackface in a 2001 photo during an “Arabian Nights” party at the school where he was a teacher. Trudeau also admitted to having worn blackface two times in high school.

Trudeau apologized last September, and said, “I’ve always — and you’ll know this — been more enthusiastic about costumes than is sometimes appropriate.”

Apology or no apology, people online were quick to resurface Trudeau’s old blackface photos.

On Wednesday, Trudeau said, “It is a time for us as Canadians to recognize that we, too, have our challenges. There is systemic racism in Canada.”

On Tuesday, the Canadian prime minister was asked about President Donald Trump’s call for military action to handle the riots in U.S. cities. Trudeau had a lengthy 20-second pause.

“We all watch in horror and consternation what’s going on in the United States,” he eventually responded. “It is a time to pull people together but it is a time to listen, to learn what injustices continue despite progress over years and decades.”

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‘This one is a stretch’: Jamie Foxx defends Jimmy Fallon over resurfaced ‘blackface’ skit

Actor and comedian Jamie Foxx came to the defense of “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday, after Fallon took heat over an old “Saturday Night Live” skit and was accused of donning “blackface.”

But Foxx says the unearthed sketch from 20 years ago wasn’t even blackface, and told Fallon’s critics to “let this one go.”

What are the details?

Social media lit up this week after a clip from 2000 resurfaced showing Fallon wearing dark make-up during a segment where he played Chris Rock, but the online reactions were mixed. While some people expressed outrage at the footage, others called for people to calm down and defended Fallon against “cancel culture.”

Foxx was one of the big names who stood of for Fallon. According to Us Weekly, Foxx commented on an E! News Instagram post covering the controversy, “He was doing an impression of Chris Rock. It wasn’t black face. We comedians, I know it’s a tough time right now. But this one is a stretch.”

Foxx added, “On a show called ‘In Living Color,’ we played every race. Let this one go. We got bigger fish to fry…#changecourse.”

After his name began trending on social media sites on Tuesday, Fallon was quick to apologize, tweeting, “In 2000, while on SNL, I made a terrible decision to do an impersonation of Chris Rock while in blackface. There is no excuse for this. I am very sorry for making this unquestionably offensive decision and thank all of you for holding me accountable.”

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Jimmy Fallon issues heartfelt apology for performing in blackface: ‘Thank you for holding me accountable’

Comedian and TV host Jimmy Fallon has issued an apology for performing in blackface during a “Saturday Night Live” skit that aired in 2000.

During the skit in question, Fallon portrays fellow comedian Chris Rock, who is black.

What are the details?

The 20-year-old clip of Fallon in blackface resurfaced on the internet this week after NBC ran a compilation video featuring the skit — “Regis co-host auditions” — on the “Saturday Night Live” website. Fallon was conspicuously absent from the clip.

Social media had a field day with the clip, considering NBC — “Saturday Night Live’s” parent network — fired TV host Megyn Kelly in 2018 over a discussion about the appropriateness of blackface for Halloween.

A spokesperson for Fallon pointed TheBlaze to Fallon’s lengthy apology, made late Tuesday afternoon, via email.

The apology read, “In 2000, while on SNL, I made a terrible decision to do an impersonation of Chris Rock while in blackface. There is no excuse for this. I am very sorry for making this unquestionably offensive decision and thank you all for holding me accountable.”

Fallon tweeted the apology to his 51 million Twitter followers.

At the time of this writing, Fallon’s tweet has received more than 18,000 likes in the hour since it was posted, and responses to the comedian’s apology have been largely positive.

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NBC fired Megyn Kelly for blackface commentary. A recently resurfaced clip shows NBC’s Jimmy Fallon in — you guessed it — blackface.

The network that fired media maven Megyn Kelly has recently promoted a segment on its website, featuring one of the network’s popular comedy sketches from its hit show, “Saturday Night Live.”

“Regis co-host auditions,” a sketch that originally ran on the long-running comedy sketch show, featured Fallon portraying fellow comedian Chris Rock. He was conspicuously absent from the video.

Now comedian and TV host Jimmy Fallon — as well as NBC — is under fire after social media went into overdrive in response to the clip.

What are the details?

Fallon appeared on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” in 2000 in full blackface, dressing up as fellow comedian Chris Rock for a segment.

Fallon was conspicuously absent from the clearly edited clip, which remains nested in NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” website at the time of this writing.

The original clip sees Fallon complaining that there are “not a lot of black folks” on famed show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire,” and said it was likely because “black folks don’t want to answer questions.”

Anything else?

Video of Fallon in this particular skit also resurfaced in 2018 amid Kelly’s firing.

Kelly was let go after making controversial remarks about blackface and Halloween during a broadcast of “Megyn Kelly Today.”

In her remarks, Kelly said that dressing up in blackface was permissible when she was a child, and mused as to whether it was all right for white people to dress up for Halloween in blackface if they are playing a character.

Despite being in the spotlight for Kelly’s firing as well as the resurfaced clip, NBC never publicly commented on the decidedly controversial “SNL” segment.

Neither NBC nor Fallon have publicly addressed the resurfaced video at the time of this writing.


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