After blackface scandals blew up in the news this week an SNL sketch about a meeting at the Virginia State Capitol, focused on a frustrated ethics committee chair (Kenan Thompson) who tried to get ahead of any other potential scandals.
“It’s extremely embarrassing to the state. And as chair of the ethics committee, I have to ask: has anybody else worn blackface in college?“
An official wondered,
“What if you wore the blackface as a tribute, like an homage to your hero?”
“Who was your hero?”
“OK, well then I would file that as very, very wrong.”
“But it was the 80s.”
“I don’t even know what that means.“
And pretty much EVERYBODY else wore blackface too but NOBODY seems to get why it’s wrong.
“Well, I advise you all to delete any Facebook photo labeled Halloween and hope for the best.“
(via Chicago Tribune)