An episode of Mad Men which contains blackface will remain when AMC's signature series returns to streaming later this month. Lionsgate has added a disclaimer to the episode, which features John Slattery's character in blackface, explaining that the scene “shows how commonplace racism was in America in 1963.” Here is Lionsgate's statement in full: "This […]
With stars like Tina Fey, Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon apologizing and shows like "Community," "The Golden Girls" and "Scrubs" deleting episodes featuring blackface, Hollywood is finally beginning to reckon with one of its most insidious comedic tropes.
The Smiths are speaking out after a provocative video featuring Dawson and a poster of Willow Smith resurfaced.
Hulu has removed an episode of "The Golden Girls" containing a scene with characters in blackface. "Mixed Blessings," episode 23 in season 3 of the sitcom, aired in 1988. In the episode, Michael (Scott Jacoby), the son of Dorothy (Beatrice Author), plans to wed a much older Black woman, Lorraine (Rosalind Cash). Dorothy is critical […]
In a week of shows announcing that white actors would no longer voice Black characters, the long-running animated series has made its own casting change.
A scene from "The Office" in which a character appears in blackface has been edited out, Variety has confirmed. The show's creator Greg Daniels issued the following statement regarding the scene from the 2012 episode "Dwight Christmas." "'The Office' is about a group of people trying to work together with mutual respect despite the inappropriate actions of […]
Hulu has removed three episodes of "Scrubs" which featured characters in blackface, following a request by the show's creator Bill Lawrence and ABC Studios, sources have confirmed to Variety. The episodes in question are "My Fifteen Seconds" (season 3, episode 7), "My Jiggly Ball" (season 5, episode 4) and "My Chopped Liver" (season 5, episode 17). […]
Amidst social media cries to #CancelKimmel, late night host Jimmy Kimmel took a break from his summer vacation to apologize for recently resurfaced routines where he portrays basketball star Karl Malone in blackface.
Howard Stern has addressed his use of blackface and the N-word in a New Year's Eve special in 1993. The video was brought back to light by Donald Trump Jr., who retweeted the clip of the performance, originally posted by filmmaker Tariq Nasheed. The president's son and Stern had been in a public spat since […]
Little Britain is no longer available on Netflix. The streaming service, citing the British series' use of blackface, no longer carries the sketch comedy starring Matt Lucas and David Walliams, per The Daily Mail. Little Britain debuted in 2003 on BBC Three. It aired three seasons and several specials in Great Britain; HBO aired an […]
The 54-year-old actor talks about doing blackface in "Tropic Thunder" and admits, "My mother was horrified."
Donald Trump Jr. accused Joy Behar of wearing blackface during an explosive appearance on "The View." Behar denied the accusations, and Whoopi Goldberg defended her.
Months after leaving NBC following uproar over her comments on blackface, Kelly is said to be planning her comeback.
WASHINGTON -- Spike Lee, at a D.C. screening of his Oscar-nominated "BlacKkKlansman," weighed in on the revelations that Virginia's governor, Ralph Northam, and attorney general, Mark Herring, wore blackface to parties in their college years. "Black shoe polish is in high demand," Lee told reporters when asked about the controversy, before chuckling at the ironic comment. […]
Wesley Snipes is known for responding to fan questions on Twitter, and one earlier this week about blackface grabbed his attention.
One critic of Megyn Kelly's apology wrote, “It’s wild that Megyn Kelly just got a standing ovation from her audience for not discovering the racist history of blackface and minstrel shows until her 47th year as a citizen of this country.”
“I should start by saying this shouldn’t have happened, and I’m terribly sorry it did,” Rogen said on Thursday.