Fallon Apologizes For 2000 Chris Rock Impersonation

JIMMY FALLON APOLOGIZES FOR CHRIS ROCK IMPERSONATION IN BLACKFACE ON 'SNL'

(CNN) – Jimmy Fallon is apologizing for a 20-year-old Saturday Night Live sketch in which he appeared in blackface.

Fallon was impersonating former SNL cast member Chris Rock.

Fallon issued an apology on Tuesday after video and criticism of the sketch resurfaced on social media.

The clip originally aired in 2000 and is not posted on NBC or the show’s websites.

“The Tonight Show” host wrote in a tweet that it was a “terrible decision” with “no excuse.”

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