Celebrities in Blackface

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  • Dan Aykroyd
  • Bert Williams
  • Billy Crystal
  • Cyndi Lauper
  • Sarah Silverman
  • Robert Downey, Jr.
  • John Slattery
  • Judy Garland
  • Tommy Davidson
  • Ted Danson

Billy Crystal on The 2012 Oscars

The Academy fired Brett Ratner as host of the Oscars telecast after he made a homophobic slur, but found themselves mired in controversy anyway when longtime host Billy Crystal came out in blackface during a skit paying tribute to Sammy Davis, Jr. While the late, great entertainer's family insists they weren't insulted, angry e-mails and tweets proved that many viewers were.

(Photo: The Oscars via ABC)

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