Nick Cannon is continuing to call out comedians for having a poor track record with wokeness. Today he’s calling out late night kings Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel for past use of blackface in the midst of multiple black face scandals involving Virginia politicians and a few fashion companies. Cannon said that Silverman, Fallon and Kimmel’s prior use of black face needs to be addressed, and reconciled, writing on Instagram, “I feel there needs to be some “truth & reconciliation” discussions and teachable moments amongst our communities.”
In another post earlier this week he called out both Jimmys along with Sarah Silverman for past blackface. Silverman has addressed her history on her Hulu series, but neither Fallon or Kimmel have discussed it. In fact, last week when the Virginia Governor made the news last wake over black face, neither late night host made any monologue jokes, despite it being one of the biggest stories of the week.
Cannon prefaced his remarks saying he never always sides with comedians and never panders to the sensitive, although he did call out comedians in December while defending Kevin Hart during Hart’s Oscar controversy. Back in December he called out Chelsea Handler, Sarah Silverman and Amy Schumer for old tweets using the other f-word.
“I’m ready and willing for the discourse,” he said, inviting the comedians to talk openly about the issue. “so who wants to step up to the table first?”
No comment yet from either late night show.
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Are these your Kings of Late Night??? @JimmyFallon @JimmyKimmel you know I’m always on the side of the comedian and never pander to the sensitive, but I feel there needs to be some “truth & reconciliation” discussions and teachable moments amongst our communities. I’m ready and willing for the discourse, so who wants to step up to the table first? In the meantime, I’ll just leave this right here. Tell the Jimmys to holla at me!✊🏾