Fallon apologizes for controversial SNL sketch

Late-night TV host and comedian Jimmy Fallon has apologized for appearing in blackface during a Saturday Night Live sketch two decades ago after a clip went viral on social media and triggered a storm of protest. In the sketch, broadcast in 2000, Fallon, who now hosts The Tonight Show, was impersonating the black comedian Chris Rock and wearing heavy makeup. The Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, also sparked uproar last year and was obliged to apologize during his re-election campaign after old pictures of him in blackface at a party surfaced.