Jamie Foxx is supporting fellow comedian Jimmy Fallon after the late night show host suffered backlash over an unearthed Blackface video.
On Tuesday, #JimmyFallonIsOverParty began trending after a 2000 "Saturday Night Live" sketch resurfaced where Fallon performed as Chris Rock in dark make-up.
"He was doing an impression of chris rock," Foxx commented in an Instagram post about the controversy. "It wasn't black face. We comedians I know it's a tough time right now. But this one is a stretch."
"On a show called in living color we played every race Let this one go. We got bigger fish to fry... #changecourse."
A caption for a video shared on Twitter read: "NBC fired Megan Kelly for mentioning blackface. Jimmy Fallon performed on NBC in blackface."
"Megyn Kelly was dismissed for being insensitive in merely DISCUSSING kids wearing blackface on Halloween. Jimmy Fallon actually WORE blackface while impersonating Chris Rock. He's still working for NBC," read one tweet.
The video had resurfaced back in 2018 when Kelly was let go from "The Today Show" after she argued on air that wearing blackface for Halloween was acceptable.
And in 2019, Nick Cannonposted an Instagram of several comedians -- including Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Sarah Silverman -- who wore Blackface and captioned it, "Happy 'BLACKFACE' History Month!!! 🤦🏾♂️ I’m sure we can expect some more 'Apologies' by Monday…"
Fallon joined the ranks of other celebrities, such as Lana Del Rey and Doja Cat, facing backlash this week for actions or words deemed racially insensitive.
"I know I did not just open Twitter and see that Jimmy Fallon did blackface in 2000. Nobody is safe from Twitter when we got this much time in our hand. First Lana, then Doja Cat, and now Jimmy Fallon. Please let me catch my breath [sic]. #jimmyfallonisoverparty," posted a social media user.
Some, however, were in the same camp as Jamie Foxx and felt that the cancel culture had gone too far, as one shared, "Y’all whack. How long ago was this? Was this snl? No one can be famous anymore bc we’ve all done something the society of 20years from now doesn’t like🙄🙄 can we stop with trying to cancel people on their ost and focus on the present?"
Megyn Kelly was dismissed for being insensitive in merely DISCUSSING kids wearing blackface on Halloween. Jimmy Fallon actually WORE blackface while impersonating Chris Rock. He's still working for NBC. https://t.co/Y0sLzkPKox