Harry Connick Jr. Is Anti-Blackface, Except When He’s Not. Sort of Like Al Franken!

When Harry Connick Jr. guest judged on Australia’s Hey Hey It’s Saturday and watched as blackfaced “tribute” group Jackson Jive performed, he was, let’s say, perturbed. He then explained, on the show, why blackface is a terrible type of performance. But then there was Connick’s own blackface-y Mad TV skit, where he impersonated a black minister. Oops!

Kind of reminds us when Al Franken was playing flaming gay Stuart Smiley on Saturday Night Live — and the time he laughed about a gay man’s murder — and then turns around when running for Minnesota’s U.S. senator to support gay marriage and trans-inclusive hate crimes legislation and repealing DADT.

Glass houses much?