Jamie Foxx is defending Jimmy Fallon after video of the comedian in blackface surfaced online.
The footage of a 2000 “Saturday Night Live skit” featuring Fallon in blackface wile impersonating Chris Rock resurfaced over the weekend. Many took to Twitter to call for the late-night host to be “canceled” as #JimmyFallonIsOverParty trended.
But according to Jamie Foxx, “He was doing an impression of Chris Rock. It wasn’t black face… I know it’s a tough time right now. But this one is a stretch.”
Foxx continued, “On a show called in living color we played every race. Let this one go. We got bigger fish to fry … #changecourse.”