Jimmy Fallon apologized back in May for his blackface impersonation of fellow comedian and Saturday Night LIve cast member Chris Rock on the 2000 season of SNL, writing on Twitter, "I made a terrible decision to do an impersonation of Chris Rock while in blackface. There is no excuse for this. I am very sorry for making this unquestionably offensive decision and thank all of you for holding me accountable."
In a new interview with The New York Times, Chris Rock says he was not offended by Jimmy Fallon's blackface impersonation. "Hey, man, I’m friends with Jimmy," Rock told The Times. "Jimmy’s a great guy. And he didn’t mean anything. A lot of people want to say intention doesn’t matter, but it does. And I don’t think Jimmy Fallon intended to hurt me. And he didn’t."