Can Jimmy Kimmel, Tina Fey keep their hosting gigs after blackface scandals? Should they?

Can Jimmy Kimmel, Tina Fey keep their hosting gigs after blackface scandals? Should they?
Jimmy Kimmel weeping (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – So impersonating a black celebrity is an unforgivable sin, but calling a black U.S. senator a ‘coon motherf*cker’ is not.]

In the era of accountability, Jimmy Kimmel and Tina Fey were next on the to-do list.

The late night show host issued a formal apology Tuesday for using blackface in the late ’90s for impersonations of Karl Malone, Oprah and Snoop Dogg, among others, on Comedy Central’s “The Man Show,” as well as a radio impression of Malone.

“I apologize to those who were genuinely hurt or offended by the makeup I wore or the words I spoke,” Kimmel said in a statement.

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”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. 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.

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