Less than 2 minutes into the Oscar broadcast and Billy Crystal trotted out that which one should not trot out. But look! Justin Bieber!
Honest question. Why is Billy Crystal playing Sammy Davis Jr (a longtime character of his) different from say, when Fred Armisen portrays Obama on SNL?
For the record: I agree that blackface is offensive. I guess I'm just trying to parse why this particular moment of Billy Crystal tonight is being discussed so vehemently but a white person coloring their face to portray the President gets a pass?