SNL guides Virginia state officials through all the ways blackface was 'never funny or cool'

Saturday Night Live on Virginia's blackface scandal

Saturday Night Live took on Virginia's mushrooming blackface scandal — now involving Gov. Ralph Northam (D), Attorney General Mark Herring (D), and state Sen. Thomas K. Norment Jr. (R) — with an exasperated Keenan Thompson as the state legislature's ethics committee chair making very, very clear wearing blackface "was never funny or cool."

Yes, even if it was part of a costume as a black person. Yes, even if the costume were of a woman. Yes, even if your costume won a contest. Yes, even if you were just goofing around with friends. Yes, even if it was the 1980s. Yes, also the 1990s.

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