Late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel is apologizing after a clip surfaced of him in blackface as NBA icon Karl Malone.
Kimmel, who is taking a summer break from his show, said in a statement, "I 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.”
RELATED: Jamie Foxx And Shaq Surprise A 5-Year-Old Fan
It’s not clear when the video of Kimmel in blackface occured, but The Hollywood Reporter claims mid to late 1990s.
See the clip below:
Last month, Jimmy Fallon apologized for putting on blackface to impersonate his fellow comedian Chris Rock in a twenty-year-old Saturday Night Live skit.
He tweeted on May 26, "In 2000, while on SNL, I made a terrible decision to do an impersonation of Chris Rock while in blackface.