A tip of the Afro to a certain Harry Connick Jr., who kept in real…on air…after a skit on an Australian television show featured performers mocking the Jackson Five in blackface.
Connick Jr. was judging and he…well, he judged that skit to be insulting and inappropriate.
He earned a tip of the Afro for doing so in real time…not after getting shit for appearing on the show. His response was immediate…as it should have been.
Harry Connick Jr. went on to say that he would not have appeared on the show had he known about the skit ahead of time.
As for the show and the decision to mock the Jackson Five with a blackface rendition of the Jackson Jive…well, the host admitted later in the show that they are aware in Australia that blackface is insulting.
A bitch hopes the host has learned that referring to men as “boys” is also insulting...
...even as I acknowledge that the host would be rewarded here in the states with conservative super star status, tons of donations and a campaign exploratory committee plus a show on FOX.
Anyhoo, keep on keepin’ on Harry Connick Jr.!