Jimmy Kimmel Apologizes for Blackface and Using The N-Word

Jimmy Kimmel apologizes for using n-word during Snoop Dogg impersonation and Karl Malone blackface skit

Sana Moore

AfterBuzz TV Host & Writer
Posted On: June 25th, 2020 10:47pm pst

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Jimmy Kimmel recently apologized for his Blackface skits and saying the n-word in a song on an old radio show. 

In 1996, on the Kevin and Bean KROQ radio show, Kimmel made a song called “Christmas Time in the LBC,” in which he said the n-word multiple times to mimic Snoop Dogg. He said after taking the time to reflect, he feels embarrassed. 

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

According to CNN, he released an apology statement addressing his actions. 

“I have long been reluctant to address this, as I knew doing so would be celebrated as a victory by those who equate apologies with weakness and cheer for leaders who use prejudice to divide us…That delay was a mistake,” Kimmel wrote. “There is nothing more important to me than your respect, and I apologize to those who were genuinely hurt or offended by the makeup I wore or the words I spoke,” Kimmel wrote. 

“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. I love this country too much to allow that. I won’t be bullied into silence by those who feign outrage to advance their oppressive and genuinely racist agendas,” he wrote.

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