(Tea Party PAC) – Saturday Night Live this week set their sights on the scandals erupting in the Virginia Democratic party, joking that every politician in Virginia has dressed in blackface and reaffirming that blackface wasn’t cool, not even in the 80s.
In case you have somehow missed it, both the governor of Virginia and the Attorney General have admitted to wearing blackface in the 1980s, causing many to wonder why blackface was so popular among future Virginia political leaders three decades ago.
In the skit, Kenan Thompson plays the chair of the ethics committee speaking to a room full of lawmakers.
“Alright, so we’re all in agreement that the lieutenant governor should be encouraged to step down? Okay, so it’s settled,” Thompson says. “One more quick thing before we get out of here, as you all know, earlier this week our governor admitted to wearing blackface in college as part of a costume. Then, later, our attorney general admitted to wearing blackface in college as part of a costume. It’s extremely embarrassing to the state — and as chair of the ethics committee I have to ask: has anybody else worn blackface in college?“
“Tell me now so we can get ahead of this,” he adds.
One by one, everyone in the room begins to confess to once wearing blackface, trying to dance around their reasons for doing so.
“I have a question: What if the blackface was just part of your costume of a black person,” asks the lawmaker played by Beck Bennett.
After everyone in the room finally admits to wearing blackface, Thompson gives up and storms out to take a “two-week lunch.”