The men of late-night TV stood united Monday.
Jimmy Fallon, who has in the past been criticized for refusing to take sides on political issues, delivered an emotional monologue addressing the deadly events Saturday in Charlottesville, Va. Fallon gave his speech just hours after President Donald Trump finally denounced the incident.
Heather Heyer was killed after a car plowed into a crowd of protesters gathered to oppose a "Unite the Right" rally of white nationalist and other right-wing groups; nineteen other people were injured in the incident. A 20-year-old man, James Alex Fields Jr., was later charged with second-degree murder in Heyer's death. "Even though The Tonight Show isn't a political show, it's my responsibility to stand up against intolerance and extremism as a human being," Fallon told his viewers. "What happened over the weekend in Charlottesville, Va., was just disgusting."