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Hey Hey blackface skit frontman says sorry

June 17, 2018
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The frontman of a controversial blackface skit on Hey Hey It’sSaturday has apologised, saying it is ironic he has been calleda racist, given his Indian background. (The Age — 8 October, 2009)
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A video of US singer Harry Connick jnr impersonating a southern USpreacher has resurfaced online in response to the singer’scondemnation of a controversial ‘blackface’ skit on a Hey HeyIt’s Saturday reunion last night. (Sydney Morning Herald — 11 October, 2009)
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Hey Hey its Saturday racism | Harry Connick Jr (WAtoday — 8 October, 2009)
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Hey Hey It’s Saturday goes into damage control after ablackface skit forces an on-air apology by the show’s host DarylSomers. (The Age — 9 October, 2009)
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An Australian variety show host has apologized for a skit in which singers parodying the Jackson Five performed in blackface. (MSNBC — 9 October, 2009)
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It should have been a day for savouring success and contemplatingthe future, but instead, the morning after the night before lefteveryone associated with Hey Hey It’s Saturday with a bigheadache. (The Age — 9 October, 2009)
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Americans have condemned the Hey Hey It’s Saturday JacksonFive skit, with US media outlets debating whether it was racist andif Harry Connick Jr was correct to take a stand. (The Age — 9 October, 2009)
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Movie star and singer Harry Connick Jr. made waves around the world by condemning, on air, an Australian television skit featuring a group of performers who wore blackface to impersonate the late pop star Michael Jackson and his brothers. (CNN — 9 October, 2009)
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