ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) - October 9, 2009
The skit featured four men in afro wigs and blackface,
while the person who was supposed to be Jackson was wearing white
makeup. The performers were called out by Harry Connick Jr., who
was serving as a guest judge on the show, which aired Wednesday
night. He gave the performance a zero - and said if they were doing
that act in the U.S., it would have been pulled off the air.
After a visibly upset Connick panned the act, the host apologized at the
end of the show, and Connick said he wouldn't have been on the
program if he knew such an act was in it. He said: quoting Connick
here: "We've spent so much time trying to not make black people
look like buffoons, that when we see something like that we take it
really to heart."
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