Chris Rock Says Jimmy Fallon Identity Theft “Didn’t Mean Anything”

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Chris Rock doesn’t think Jimmy Fallon was trying to be hurtful when he impersonated the comedian when he was black-faced in 2000 on Saturday Night Live.

The actor, 55, defended Fallon, 45, in a new interview with The New York Times, calling the late-night host a good friend and a “good guy” who would never seek to offend.

“Hey, man, I’m friends with Jimmy. Jimmy is a great guy. And he didn’t want to say anything, ”Rock told the newspaper.

Not Malicious: Chris Rock called Jimmy Fallon a “good guy” who didn’t “want anything” malicious by his Rock impersonation in 2000 wearing a blackface. He is seen in January above

“A lot of people want to say that intention doesn’t matter, but it does. And I don’t think Jimmy Fallon intended to hurt me. And he didn’t.

Earlier in the summer, a 2000 SNL sketch where Jimmy emulated Rock in blackface resurfaced online, prompting #JimmyFallonIsOver to follow the Twitter trend and gain media attention.

Other celebrities like Jimmy Kimmel, Sarah Silverman, Robert Downey Jr., and Ted Danson were called to use blackface around the same time.

Fallon apologized on social media at the end of May, tweeting: “In 2000, while on SNL, I made the terrible decision to pass myself off as Chris Rock while in blackface. . There is no excuse for this.

“I am so sorry for making this indisputably offensive decision and thank you all for holding me accountable. he wrote.

No ill will: “Hey, man, I'm friends with Jimmy.  Jimmy is a great guy.  And he didn't mean anything, '' Rock told the newspaper.  Jimmy is seen in 2019 above

No ill will: “Hey, man, I’m friends with Jimmy. Jimmy is a great guy. And he didn’t want to say anything, ”Rock told the newspaper. Jimmy is seen in 2019 above

Yikes: Earlier in the summer, a 2000 SNL sketch where Jimmy emulated Rock in blackface resurfaced online, sparking #JimmyFallonIsOver on the Twitter trending and garnering massive media attention.

Yikes: Earlier in the summer, a 2000 SNL sketch where Jimmy emulated Rock in blackface resurfaced online, sparking #JimmyFallonIsOver on the Twitter trending and garnering massive media attention.

While Chris deemed Jimmy’s actions harmless, Rock did not tolerate Blackface in any way.

When asked if he thought the idea of ​​removing past examples of blackface in the media was taken “too far”, Chris dismissed the idea of ​​even having to condemn something so blatantly wrong.

‘If I say they are [taking it too far,] so I’m the worst guy in the world, ”he replied. “There is literally one answer that ends my entire career.

“Blackface isn’t cool, okay? This is my quote. Blackface is bad. Who needs it? It’s so sad, we live in a world now where it must be said that I am so against cancer.

“I just assumed you liked cancer. No, no, no, I’m so against it. You have to state so many obvious things that you are against.

“No apologies”: Fallon apologized on social media at the end of May, tweeting “In 2000, while on SNL, I made the terrible decision to pass myself off as Chris Rock while in blackface.  There is no excuse for that '

“No apologies”: Fallon apologized on social media at the end of May, tweeting “In 2000, while on SNL, I made the terrible decision to pass myself off as Chris Rock while in blackface. There is no excuse for that ‘

Issue: Other celebrities like Jimmy Kimmel (above), Sarah Silverman, Robert Downey Jr., and Ted Danson were called in to use blackface around the same time

Issue: Other celebrities like Jimmy Kimmel (above), Sarah Silverman, Robert Downey Jr., and Ted Danson were called in to use blackface at around the same time

In a separate profile for The Hollywood Reporter, Rock brushed off Fallon’s black face as just “bad comedy,” claiming that Jimmy “doesn’t have a racist bone in his body.”

He also explained how Fallon had personally contacted him after making his public apology.

Without any bad blood between them, the old friends will soon team up for a late night out.

Rock is expected to appear on The Tonight Show soon to promote Fargo in the coming weeks.

Pals: In a separate profile for The Hollywood Reporter, Rock brushed off Fallon's black face as just `` bad comedy, '' claiming Jimmy `` doesn't have a racist bone in his body. ''  They are seen together in 2009 above

Pals: In a separate profile for The Hollywood Reporter, Rock brushed off Fallon’s black face as just “bad comedy”, claiming that Jimmy “doesn’t have a racist bone in his body.” They are seen together in 2009 above

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