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Remember When THESE Hollywood Stars Did Blackface… But WERE NOT Fired?

Jimmy Kimmel is the LEAST of our worries here.

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With all this talk of blackface in the news again, it is instructive to see a little recent history that proves the hypocrisy of the left.

For instance, just last October, TV host Megyn Kelly was fired just for talking about blackface in a way that upset liberals. Only a day after apologizing for an unwise comment about white people donning blackface costumes for Halloween and other events, NBC fired TV host Megyn Kelly.

You would think that Hollywood and the left, then, would be 100 percent opposed to blackface no matter the context.

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Not so much.

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Indeed, there are a number of entertainers who have actually appeared in blackface — as opposed to just talking about it like Kelly did — and were not only NOT fired but were made stars.

Kelly, who famously quit Fox News while accusing several co-workers of sexual harassment, moved to NBC only just over a year ago raising eyebrows for her high-dollar contract.

Her liberal colleagues were furious that she came from Fox News and was signed for big money to a show in prime morning viewing hours. The left was out to destroy her immediately.

Of course, Kelly handed them several bats to beat her over the head with during her short tenure at NBC.

In any case, the last straw came last week when she talked about how white people used to dress in blackface for Halloween and no one made a big deal about it.

During her October 23 broadcast of Megyn Kelly Today, Kelly said blackface was not always a big problem:

But what is racist? Because you do get in trouble if you are a white person who puts on blackface on Halloween, or a black person who puts on whiteface for Halloween. Back when I was a kid that was OK, as long as you were dressing up as, like, a character.

There was a controversy on The Real Housewives of New York with Luann, and she dressed as Diana Ross, and she made her skin look darker than it really is and people said that that was racist. And I don’t know, I felt like who doesn’t love Diana Ross? She wants to look like Diana Ross for one day. I don’t know how, like, that got racist on Halloween.

The next day, Kelly made a near-tearful apology:

I want to begin with two words, I’m sorry. You may have heard that yesterday we had a discussion here about political correctness and Halloween costumes. And that conversation turned to whether it is ever OK for a person of one race to dress up as another… I defended the idea, saying as long as it was respectful and part of a Halloween costume, it seemed okay. Well, I was wrong and I am sorry. One of the great parts of sitting in this chair each day is getting to discuss different points of view. Sometimes I talk and sometimes I listen and yesterday I learned. I learned that given the history of blackface being used in awful ways by racists in this country it is not okay for that to be part of any costume, Halloween or otherwise. I have never been a PC kind of person, but I do understand the value in being sensitive to our history, particularly on race and ethnicity. This past year as been so painful for many people of color. The country feels so divided and I have no wish to add to that pain and offense. I believe this is a time for more understanding, more love, more sensitivity, and honor. And I want to be part of that. Thank you for listening and for helping me listen too.

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The apology didn’t save her job and NBC announced Kelly was through.

But, remember, this was just Kelly TALKING about wearing blackface. There have been other stars who actually WORE blackface and have found no repercussions.

Back in 1993, for instance, sitcom star Ted Danson dressed in blackface for a celebrity roast of his then girlfriend Whoopi Goldberg.

All of Hollywood yucked it up and Danson faced no real problems over his “joke.”

Actress Julianne Hough also donned the blacking for a 2013 Halloween party with a costume of actress Uzo Adub’s Orange is the New Black character. Hough never lost a single job over it.

Singer Joni Mitchell has also worn blackface. It seems that no one has worried overmuch about it.

Jimmy Kimmel donned blackface for a skit on Comedy Central. Now he is the left-wing star of late-night TV!

In 2017, Jimmy Fallon did a blackface impression of Chris Rock. No problems there, apparently. Though, I have t admit, the audience full of stars at the Golden Globes wasn’t very fired up over the bit.

Then there was foul-mouthed, Trump-hating comedienne Sarah Silverman who hates all conservatives, Republicans AND all their voters. She donned blackface in 2007.

She later apologized for it but has really not suffered any career problems.

Silverman is still celebrated as the beau ideal of female comedy.

So, just how much DOES the entertainment industry oppose blackface, anyway?

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CNN’s Chris Cuomo: Americans Don’t Need to Look to GOD Anymore (Watch)

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Need another reason to not watch CNN? Okay, here’s a great one. According to far-left partisan host Chris Cuomo, brother of far-left governor of New York Andrew Cuomo, Americans don’t need to look to GOD anymore. That is exactly what he said. Don’t believe it? WATCH: https://twitter.com/robbystarbuck/status/1278189905638801410?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1278189905638801410%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thegatewaypundit.com%2F2020%2F07%2Fgodless-chris-cuomo-uses-cnn-soapbox-tell-americans-dont-need-god-video%2F From Fox News: CNN’s Chris Cuomo was accused of siding with the “mob” on Tuesday night during a contentious interview with Mark McCloskey, the man who went viral for brandishing a gun alongside his wife as the couple protected their home from protesters. The couple told police the protesters broke a gate to get onto the private street in St. Louis, and the pair say they only retrieved their firearms when they spotted “multiple” people who were already armed, police department records show. WATCH: https://twitter.com/JennaEllisEsq/status/1278193881704804352?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1278193881704804352%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.foxnews.com%2Fmedia%2Fcnns-chris-cuomo-accused-of-siding-with-the-st-louis-mob-during-heated-interview-with-viral-armed-husband ANOTHER CLIP: https://twitter.com/JennaEllisEsq/status/1278196098943852552?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1278196098943852552%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.foxnews.com%2Fmedia%2Fcnns-chris-cuomo-accused-of-siding-with-the-st-louis-mob-during-heated-interview-with-viral-armed-husband Let’s hear your thoughts on Cuomo in the comment section…

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Black Sheriff Warns Violent Protesters: I’ll Deputize Gun Owners, Don’t Come to My County

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You don’t want to mess with Sheriff Darryl Daniels. He has put his foot down when it comes to violent leftist protesters – and he means business. Here’s the deal, via NYP: A sheriff in Florida said he’s ready to deputize every gun owner in his county if violent protests erupt. Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels issued the warning in a three-minute video Wednesday, saying he was ready to enlist the help of civilians if there are any demonstrations his deputies can’t handle alone. Daniels said, “If we can’t handle you, I’ll exercise the power and authority as the sheriff and I’ll make special deputies of every lawful gun owner in the county.” WATCH: https://twitter.com/wjxt4/status/1278290632516210689?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1278290632516210689%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thegatewaypundit.com%2F2020%2F07%2Fblack-florida-sheriff-deputize-gun-owners-stop-godless-blm-mob%2F A bunch of future Joe Biden voters decided to ambush police officers in Tampa Bay this past Saturday night. These are most likely the kind of people who don’t have to use “COVID” as an excuse for the reason they don’t have a job. They were probably unemployed to begin with. Why aren’t Democrat “leaders” speaking out on this violent behavior? From Fox35Orlando: TAMPA, Fla. – The chief of the Tampa Police Department says his officers were “ambushed” early Saturday morning. […] As officers took one person into custody, the crowd surrounded officers and threw glass bottles, while several subjects jumped on one of the officer’s cars. Tampa chief Brian Dugan said, “There were hundreds of them. Hundreds. We ended up having to call every single police officer that was available that night to respond there, from New Tampa to South Tampa.” VIDEO:

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