Because of the Black Lives Matter movement, Hollywood has finally started to make some changes and also take a Magic Eraser to racist messiness from its past. HBO Max put a disclaimer in front of Gone with the Wind, Tina Fey got the streamers to pull four episodes of 30 Rock with blackface in it, and Kristen Bell and Jenny Slate announced they were no longer going to voice Black cartoon characters. And now Disney-ABC has taken performative allyship to new levels of HUH? by coming for a “make” moment in The Golden Girls. They have pulled an episode over “blackface.” Megyn Kelly has said that she’s a huge fan of Golden Girls, so as a fan of both the show and also of blackface, this must really be something she feels passionately about.
The internet’s most annoying and misleading hashtag convention, #[fillintheblank]isoverparty, strikes again. Every time I see that hashtag I try to ignore it but know that by the end of the day morbid curiosity will eventually lead me to clicking on it only to be disappointed to find out that [fillintheblank] farted on a kitten or something equally banal. Today it was the end of Jimmy Fallon’s career that was being smugly and gleefully celebrated on Twitter after a 20-year old clip of him doing a Chris Rock impression in full blackface on Saturday Night Live resurfaced. According to The New York Post, the clip was posted with the caption “NBC fired Megyn Kelly for mentioning blackface. Jimmy Fallon performed on NBC in blackface,” which is simply exhausting. With everything going on in #thesesupremelyfuckeduptimes, re-litigating blackface is definitely a party I’m not RSVPing to, I don’t care how socially distanced it is. I’m so very tired.
Will the real Rachel Dolezal please stand up? Bhad Bhabie AKA The Cash Me Ousside Girl AKA Danielle Bregoli AKA Product Of Bad Parenting, showed off a new look on Instagram which got her a ton of attention. Mostly negative attention, but that’s how she makes cash so… why stop now? Rachel Dolezal Jr. posted video of what it would look like if Kylie Jenner was finally allowed to do full-on blackface.
Justin Timberlake Got Dragged On Twitter For Repeatedly Calling Sza “Sis” And Really Just Doing Way Too Much
We knew his Man of the Woods shtick wouldn’t last. Justin Timberlake has left the flannel behind and is black to his old ways (not a typo), leaning heavily into his “urban” persona. On a recent appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show, Justin sat down with Ellen DeGeneres, Sza and Anderson .Paak (also not a typo, I swear) to talk about some Trolls shit, and proceeded to blow the afro wig right off the head of Al Jolson’s ghost. But as we know, minstralsy isn’t Justin’s only special talent. He also managed to sideline a Black woman in the process by completely over-talking Sza when Ellen asked her about her recent Rolling Stone cover. According to Cosmopolitan, Black twitter has had enough. Justin’s going to have to eat all that potato salad he bought from Whole Foods himself because apparently, he’s not invited to the cookout this year.
As if our current national discourse in #thesetryingtimes wasn’t breathtakingly stupid enough as it is, Megyn Kelly, America’s least qualified practitioner of critical race theory has come out of retirement to complain loudly about being fired for defending blackface. After Robert Downey Jr. said he didn’t regret doing blackface for Tropic Thunder during an interview on The Joe Rogan Experience, Megyn #tooktotwitter to bemoan the fact that Universal applauded RDJ for sparking a “necessary convo” but fired her for doing the same. Friends, this shit is so dumb, it’s difficult to even know where to start. Like, I almost want to start by reminding you that, per Megyn’s Twitter bio, her children are named Yates, Yardley, and Thatcher. It’s as relevant as anything Megyn had to say, if not more!