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RT published this video item, entitled “Bring it on 2021 | SNL and Jimmy Fallon slammed for racist jokes and appropriated dances” – below is their description.
SNL and Jimmy Fallon have been criticized for racism. An SNL sketch made an attempt to motivate black people to take the vaccine but completely missed the point as to the roots of the skepticism, while Jimmy Fallon invited a TikTok star who showed off popular dances without crediting the black creators who originally created the moves.
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