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Jimmy Kimmel Apologizes For His Impressions of Black Celebrities After 1996 Video Re-Emerges

Jimmy Kimmel Apologizes For His Impressions of Black Celebrities After 1996 Video Re-Emerges

Jimmy Kimmel has issued an apology over a resurfaced video of him using the N-word during an impersonation of Snoop Dogg.

His statement was issued on Tuesday, June 23, just a day after the video took over social media and fans reacted to it, calling on him to be “cancelled”.

โ€œI have long been reluctant to address this, as I knew doing so would be celebrated as a victory by those who equate apologies with weakness and cheer for leaders who use prejudice to divide us. That delay was a mistake,โ€ Jimmy shared in his apology.

He adds, โ€œThere is nothing more important to me than your respect, and I apologize to those who were genuinely hurt or offended by the makeup I wore or the words I spoke.โ€

You can read his full apology below.

Another late night talk show host also apologized for his past racist comments and sketches earlier in the month.

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