FLASHBACK: When Jimmy Kimmel Liked Blackface
Of course, ABC's woke late-night host Jimmy Kimmel would never do such a thing, right? You might be surprised. (Daily Wire)
Now that NBC has handed Megyn Kelly her walking papers for her remarks about Real Housewives of New York star Luann de Lesseps, who was called racist for darkening her skin to dress as Diana Ross, it should be noted that America's major news networks seem to be rather inconsistent about the darkening of skin for comedic purposes. Back in 2000, Jimmy Kimmel notoriously appeared in blackface to pretend he was NBA Hall of Famer Karl Malone on Comedy Central's "The Man Show."
Kelly, speaking of Lesseps, stated, “And people said that that was racist. And I don’t know! I thought like, who doesn’t love Diana Ross? She wants to look like Diana Ross for one day, and I don’t know how that got racist on Halloween.”
That got her fired.
Kimmel, on the other hand, looked like this while he mimicked Malone. It's even more abhorrent when you add sound.