Harry Connick Jr. Criticizes Racist ‘Jackson Jive’ Skit while on Australian TV Show

Source: BuzzFeed

Applaud this man for letting these idiots know that skit was way outta line and that in this day and age is unacceptable. For the host to act so innocent is unbelievable.

The producers knew that this god  awful performance would be offensive and nobody on this earth with half a brain would interpret this being a loving a tribute to the Greatest Michael Jackson. I believe the name of this piece of shit show called Hey Hey Its Saturday.

17 thoughts on “Harry Connick Jr. Criticizes Racist ‘Jackson Jive’ Skit while on Australian TV Show

  1. These Aussies on this blog seem to believe that the example of Tropical Thunder somehow exonerates them as a people. It’s a shame that I have to explain a simple concept like satire to these people. Here goes nothing. I’m going to type real slow so that they will be able to keep up!!!

    Tropical Thunder was an exercise in pocking fun at people like you Aussies who apparently believe that Black Face, Belittling, Buffoonery, and Sub-human comedy at the expense of Black people is good old-fashioned family fun!!!! The whole theme of the movie was that this is highly inappropriate. Everyone in the U. S. understood that the movie was exposing the diseased mind set that one would have to have in order to believe that Black Face is acceptable. In fact, the movie clearly conveyed this theme over and over again throughout the movie. Obviously, they felt it necessary to drive this point home because they were accounting for those among us who literally have to have concepts like satire spelled out for them. You know STUPID PEOPLE!

    To be so utterly disrespectful and insulting to an entire race of people, and then sit back and act like “so what” is infuriating. Respect is a universal concept. Contrary to what the defenders of this skit may think, Black people have enough sense to recognize an obvious attack on our humanity. This skit said aloud, “Let’s make fun of these jungle bunnies because they’re stupid and sub-human”!!! Apparently in Australia 2009 that notion is the norm and is hilarious. How sad and pathetic is that?!?

  2. Ok, So it was in bad taste and wasn’t meant to offend, I won’t rush out to defend the guys but cut them and us as a country some slack.
    Quoting from Suresh De Silva (Leader of the “Jackson Jive”)

    “Out of the six of us, only one is Anglo-Celtic Australian. I’m Sri Lankan-Australian, there’s an Indian Australian, a Greek Australian, an Irish-Italian Australian and a Lebanese Australian. We’re all Australian.”

    Here no one even considered that they were offending African-Americans as it was more inspired by the fact that the group is/was famous and not their race.

    For anyone who is interested in Suresh’s full post please use the address below.

    http://www.thepunch.com.au/articles/hey-heys-jackson-jive-explain-why-we-did-it/

  3. oh whatever get over things OK.
    My God it was a skit and australians are not rasist suddenly because 5 guys do a skit becomes the whole of australia!!!!!! Please we dont run by the AMERICAN rules so i you make a commment like the ones you have now well obivously your racist because you are just as bad! and TROPIC THUNDER was made by american people and let me tell you it was sooo racist but you dont see us COMPLAING everyday because we need to get on to new goosip because DAVID LETTERMAN is suddenly OLD NEWS. PLEASE GET A LIFE NOT ALL AMERICANS ARE RACIST I LIKE AMERICA BUT SOME OF THE COMMENTS YOU MADE ARE ARROGANT!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Anuradha I love the way you pretend to be oblivious to thIS insult and smack in the face to black people as a race all around the world. This is nothing more than an attempt to MOCK what they believe to be an inferior race of people. Inferior in every way: Intellect, Culture, Morality, and Ambition.

    Anuradha I can only pray that you aren’t as STUPID as you pretend to be!!!

  5. 1. The skit is fabulous! Good guys, we all love Michael for his work and dance. It was a good attempt to give tribute to the great singer and dancer of this century. He will always be remembered. But the problem is how come it is tribute to him. I don’t find any relevance here in this skit. Just trying to dance like him and portraying like him is not tribute. Try something else!!! This is funny but not tributing.

  6. These Aussies on this blog seem to believe that the example of Tropical Thunder somehow exonerates them as a people. It’s a shame that I have to explain a simple concept like satire to these people. Here goes nothing. I’m going to type real slow so that they will be able to keep up!!!

    Tropical Thunder was an exercise in pocking fun at people like you Aussies who apparently believe that Black Face, Belittling, Buffoonery, and Sub-human comedy at the expense of Black people is good old-fashioned family fun!!!! The whole theme of the movie was that this is highly inappropriate. Everyone in the U. S. understood that the movie was exposing the diseased mind set that one would have to have in order to believe that Black Face is acceptable. In fact, the movie clearly conveyed this theme over and over again throughout the movie. Obviously, they felt it necessary to drive this point home because they were accounting for those among us who literally have to have concepts like satire spelled out for them. You know STUPID PEOPLE!

    To be so utterly disrespectful and insulting to an entire race of people, and then sit back and act like “so what” is infuriating. Respect is a universal concept. Contrary to what the defenders of this skit may think, Black people have enough sense to recognize an obvious attack on our humanity. This skit said aloud, “Let’s make fun of these jungle bunnies because they’re stupid and sub-human”!!! Apparently in Australia 2009 that notion is the norm and is hilarious. How sad and pathetic is that?!?

  7. These Aussie on this blog seem to believe that the example of Tropical Thunder somehow exonerates them as a people. It’s a shame that I have to explain a simple concept like satire to these people. Here goes nothing. I’m going to type real slow so that they will be able to keep up!!!

    Tropical Thunder was an exercise in pocking fun at people like you Aussies who apparently believe that Black Face, Belittling, Buffoonery, and Sub-human comedy at the expense of Black people is good old-fashioned family fun!!!! The whole theme of the movie was that this is highly inappropriate. Everyone in the U. S. understood that the movie was exposing the diseased mind set that one would have to have in order to believe that Black Face is acceptable. In fact, the movie clearly conveyed this theme over and over again throughout the movie. Obviously, they felt it necessary to drive this point home because they were accounting for those among us who literally have to have concepts like satire spelled out for them. You know STUPID PEOPLE!

    To be so utterly disrespectful and insulting to an entire race of people, and then sit back and act like “so what” is infuriating. Respect is a universal concept. Contrary to what the defenders of this skit may think, Black people have enough sense to recognize an obvious attack on our humanity. This skit said aloud, “let make fun of these jungle bunnies because they’re stupid and sub-human”!!! Apparently in Australia 2009 that notion is the norm and is hilarious. How sad and pathetic is that?!?

  8. @Nipa
    Actually Nipa you know nothing. It was a comic skit and in no way meant to be offensive.

    Unlike America where the majority of the black population didn’t even get to vote (bush admin), here they got an official appology and have been recieving benefits from the government for many years. Do your research a little before posting such an ignorant claim.

    Also, in the spirit of comedy might i mention “tropic thunder”, which i consider more racist than this skit. It was an entire movie! in which a caucasian portrays a steriotypical african american, preacher accent and all. 2 words…. hypocritical bull****

  9. The skit was a group impersonatoring a musical band by changing their skin colour to look more like the original act is incidental to the impersonation; it doesn’t make race the joke.

    The only possible ethnic commentary angle was that the person playing Michael Jackson – who is ethnically Indian – coloured his face white, a reference to the late entertainer’s fading skin colour.

    If there hadn’t been a Red Faces judge from the old slave-holding, black-lynching American south or if they had of changed their skin colour, worn dreadlocks and tea cosies on their heads and sung a reggae song, there would have been no ‘race’ controversy.

  10. This skit was taken totally out of context as the performers were not having a go at African Americans or any other race per se and now they the performers and Australia have been branded racist by the over sensitive, self righteous and often hypocritical individuals portraying themselves on the moral high ground – I could stand in a garage, tell everyone that I met that I am a car, make all sorts of car noises however it doesn’t make me a car – Americans may have ousted the blackface as a routine and may have elected Obama as their president however that doesn’t truly mean that they have taken any true steps forward to address their inherit culture of racism.
    In any society or nationality there is unfortunately an element of racism and that is why humans have independent thoughts, opinions and differences and luckily we are not clones, however Australians as a general rule are far less racist as a populace than America and some other nations.
    America as a nation and culture are dysfunctional and bigotry, always trying to inflict their own twisted sense of morals on others – America you should be tried in The Hague for your continued practice of cultural genocide.

  11. Apparently, most Aussies don’t see what is wrong with this skit. Which only proves what the rest of the world already knows: Australians are arrogant, insular, and ignorant.

  12. Harry Connick is racist, anyone who thinks you need to try everyday not to make black people or any other group of people look like baffoons is a racist. The U.S.A. has become more sensitive while becoming more racist. More war mongering while becoming more peaceful.

  13. Im An Aussie And What I Seen Last Night Was Not That Bad.
    This Is Our Country And We Dont Need People From Other Countries Telling Us What We Can And Cant Do.If Your Not Happy Harry Go Back To Your Own Country – -We Dont Need YOU!!

  14. So it’s okay for Robert Downey Jr in Tropic Thunder, and Martin Lawerance in ‘White Chicks’ and for others to dress up as Osama, but this is racist? Really? How so?
    This is political correctness gone mad.

  15. Americans are crazy!! Stop being so bllody serious. Here in Australia we never had slaves so we enjoy a bit of humor and some charactors wanting their minute of fame. The whole show is an Australian classic. As for your shows, let Letterman say he was sorry instead of saying he has a bit of work to do. Poor wife or is she just there for the money. You knock everybody and anybody ie Sarah Palin. When the knockers ” I am so perfect” until they are discovered.

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