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    A Blackface Comeback? Please End This Trend

    Just ask Ted Danson: blackface isn't funny. We're glad supersuave types like Don Draper and Harry Connick Jr. agree.

    A few weeks ago, Mad Men's resident hunk (played by Jon Hamm)—along with TV viewers—was understandably horrified by pal Roger Sterling's "My Old Kentucky Home" routine.

    Yesterday, it was Connick's turn to take offense at a similar schtick.

    The crooner was appearing on the Australian TV show Hey Hey It's Saturday (yes, it was Wednesday, but hey hey, we're talking about kangaroo land, after all) when there was a sketch called "Jackson Jive," mocking Michael Jackson and his brothers...in blackface.

    And Connick wasn't amused.

    "I just wanted to say on behalf of my country, I know it was done humorously, but 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," he said.

    "You know how much I love this show and this country...[but] if I knew that was going to be part of the show, I probably—I definitely—wouldn't have done it."

    All we have to say is hooray for Harry.

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