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International outrage at Hey Hey skit

June 27, 2018
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The ‘blackface’ skit performed on the Hey Hey It’sSaturday reunion last night has sparked international fury,with news commentators and bloggers unleashing their disgust inposts labelling Australia ‘racist’. (Sydney Morning Herald — 11 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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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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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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Hey Hey Its Saturday racism row | US media weigh in (WAtoday — 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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