Nick Cannon exposes Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel for wearing blackface

13 February 2019, 14:05

Nick Cannon, Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon.
Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel just got exposed for wearing blackface by Nick Cannon. Picture: Getty
Jazmin Duribe

By Jazmin Duribe

The Wild 'n' Out presenter is just out here exposing people left, right and centre…

Nick Cannon has been opening a discussion about racism on social media, particularly blackface. Although it's 2019, blackface is still a huge problem and recently the fashion industry have been under fire for their "offensive" items, which resemble historic blackface images.

Last week, Gucci was embroiled in a huge blackface scandal, while Katy Perry's shoe line is the latest brand to be hit with blackface backlash. Now Nick has unearthed photos of Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel wearing blackface in their comedy sketches.

Nick posted a clip to his Instagram page, which showed both Kimmel and Fallon in skits imitating famous black men. In 2000, Kimmel – who hosted last year's Oscars – wore blackface to impersonate basketball player Karl Malone on his Comedy Central series The Man Show.

Meanwhile, The Tonight Show host Fallon wore blackface for an impression of Chris Rock on Saturday Night Live around the same time. He then brought back the Chris Rock impression during his opening monologue at the 2017 Golden Globes – thankfully, without the blackface – and it bombed.

"Are these your Kings of Late Night? Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel?" Nick wrote on Instagram. "You know I’m always on the side of the comedian and never pander to the sensitive, but I feel there needs to be some 'truth & reconciliation' discussions and teachable moments amongst our communities.

"I'm ready and willing for the discourse, so who wants to step up to the table first? In the meantime, I'll just leave this right here. Tell the Jimmys to holla at me!"

Nonetheless, Nick said in a separate thread that it doesn't mean Fallon and Kimmel are cancelled, he just wants to talk about it: "I don't think we cancel them, I got love for those men. But we must speak truth before we can reconcile."

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