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Harry Connick Jr.’s Non-Blackface MadTV Sketch the Same As Blackface Jackson 5 Tribute, Claim Incorrect People

Harry Connick Jr. is being branded a hypocrite by silly people who think his impersonation of a drawly Southern preacher on MadTV in 1996 is anything like that blackface performance by the "Jackson Jive" on Australian television, by which he was rightfully offended on Tuesday. The key difference: Connick was not actually wearing blackface. But we invite you to watch for yourself and decide exactly how outraged you'd like to feel about this one.

Harry Connick Jr.'s Mad TV Sketch: Blackface or Blackface-Adjacent? [Movieline]