Saturday Night Live poked fun with the political scandal that rocked Virginia, where the governor and attorney general admitted wearing a blackface and the lieutenant governor faced accusations of sexual assault.
The sketch star Kenan Thompson as the leader of an ethics panel in the state of Virginia.
He was accompanied by other state officials – all of whom were white.
It includes & # 39; Glen, & # 39; played by Pete Davidson; & # 39; Tom, & # 39; played by Beck Bennett; & # 39; Barbara, & # 39; played by Cecily Strong; & # 39; Phil, & # 39; played by Mikey Day; Kyle Mooney, who plays an unnamed fan of Al Jolson; and another unnamed character played by Halsey.
Sketches are meant to cast off the rationalizations given as reasons that wearing blackface may not be considered offensive.
On a Saturday schedule Night Live worshiping recent scandals in Virginia, led by Kenan Thompson led the leader of an ethical panel looking to confront the defeat of senior blackmailing politicians
Thompson tries to preempt any future scandals by trying to see if there are other members of the state legislature wearing blackface
From left to right: Cecily Strong, Pete Davidson, Mikey Day, Kyle Mooney, Halsey, Alex Moffat, and Beck Bennett.
It also focuses on highlighting white American discourses on the sensitivity surrounding the blackface suit. , can we all agree that the faithful governor should be encouraged to go down? "The character Thompson played said.
When members of the ethical committees agree, Thompson said:" Well, then it's a matter of respect. Okay, it's a quick thing before we get out here.
As you know it all, earlier this week the governor admitted wearing a black face in college as part of a costume.
Pete Davidson, who played Glen, was asked when he wore a blackface
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Then he admitted that he took pictures of himself wearing a blackface  admitted to wearing a black face in college for a costume.
"Very em barrassing in the state and as an ethical committee chair that I have to ask, have anyone ever worn a black face in college? Anyone? "
Glen looks at her hand and asks for pain: & # 39; Are you angry? & # 39;
& # 39; No, I'm not angry, & # 39; says Thompson's character.
I just need to know now, do you wear black face in college, Glen? That's it, Glen?
Glen's vision gave an answer. dressed as Mr. T.
"Okay, you see, I'm not angry," Thompson says.
& # 39; Take pictures, Glen? & # 39;  Glen shows that he took pictures.
& # 39; That's not good. But you did the right thing to come, & # 39; says Thompson.
Then Tom raised "What if the black face is just a part of your black man's suit?"
A stunned Thompson replied: & # 39; That's the exact kind of thing n a we are looking for now. & # 39;
Mikey Day's character (right) continues to claim that wearing Blackface is okay because it's the 80s & # 39;
Alex Moffat, known to her portrait of Eric Trump, also appeared on the sketch
& # 39; Tom, & # 39; who played by Beck Bennett, asks: & # 39; Yes, I have a question. What if the black face is just a part of your costume of a black man? & # 39;
Halsey's character asks if it's offensive to wear a & # 39; biracial & # 39; costume displaying both & # 39; version & # 39; of Michael Jackson
Barbara then raised his hand.
& # 39; Does it lower if you did it in the whole 80s? & # 39; he asked.
Phil was in opposition.
& # 39; No, of course not, & # 39; he says. & # 39; It's funny and cool in the 80s. & # 39;
In Thompson's reply: & # 39; Nope, you stop right here, Phil.
& # 39; It will still be counted and it will not be funny or cool.
Mooney's character lifts his hand
& # 39; What if you put on the black face as a tribute such as a hero to your hero? He asked.
& # 39; Who is your hero? & # 39; Jolson was a singer, comedian, and artist from the early 20th century formerly known as the # 'king of blackface players. & # 39;
& # 39; Yes, well, I'd like to file as very, very wrong, & # 39; says Thompson.
Other members wonder if it's okay to wear a blackface as a way of dressing in & # 39; black booty, & # 39; o & # 39; goofing around with your friends, & # 39; or & # 39; dressing as fat Al Sharpton. & # 39;
Halsey's character asks if it's not desirable to wear a & # 39; biracial & # 39; costume displaying both & # 39; version of Michael Jackson
Jackson, the legendary & # 39; king of pop, has removed his skin to change his appearance.
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Thompson becomes disheartening as he struggles to explain that the blackface is unacceptable ap under
& # 39; I will have a two-week lunch before losing my emotions, & # 39; he says.
In real life, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam was under extreme pressure to resign after an image found in his schoolbook yearbook showing a person wearing a blackface standing next to another wearing a KKK costume.
At first, Northam said he was one of the people in the picture, but then backtracked, claiming that the picture was put there without his knowledge.
At a news conference, he admitted to putting a shoe polish on his face while impersonating Michael Jackson in a 1984 dance competition. looked like he was dancing to the moonwalk in front of the reporter, but his wife, Pam, was not supposed to do it.
If Northam is developing, it will be the way for Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax
However, Fairfax also defended the growing chorus of calls for his resignation after two women came in front to accuse him of sexual assault.
As if inadequate chaos, state attorneys have learned this week that state general, Mark Herring, also wears a party as an undergraduate college student decade ago.
All North Democrats, Fairfax, and Herring. Scandals are a big blow to the party, whose grip on Virginia's power may be lost as a result of negative headlines.