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US news media weigh in on Hey Hey skit

October 1, 2018

Entertainer says he did the right thing by expressing his outrage at a blackface skit. (WAtoday — 15 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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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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Hey Hey It’s Saturday | Harry Connick Jr | ‘Hey Hey’ awakes to a global loss of face (WAtoday — 9 October, 2009)
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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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THE ABC is pushing ahead with a satirical show that goes a stepfurther than the controversial Hey Hey It’s Saturday ”blackfaces”performance that caused international outrage this week. (Sydney Morning Herald — 11 October, 2009)
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Harry Connick Jr. almost got it right when he challenged the doctors who mocked the Jacksons in blackface on an Australian version of “the Gong Show.” (CNN — 15 October, 2009)
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