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Everyone cries ‘Who Is Billy Crystal?’ as he blacks-up for Oscars

by | 27th, February 2012

CELEBRITY is a funny thing. It’s fleeting and elusive and, even if you’re Billy Crystal who starred in That Orgasm Scene From When Harry Met Sally, as well as hosting numerous Oscar ceremonies, it doesn’t mean you still have currency. And so, after some time away from the Academy Awards, Crystal was asked to host once again, after Eddie Murphy dropped out.

And how did it work out? Not well at all.

See, there’s been a reasonable amount of furore after Crystal decided to ‘black-up’ for his opening sketch for the show. Adopting a ‘black face’ is a bit… well… 1970s . People don’t stand for it these days, unless you’re Phonejacker.

Seeing as Billy isn’t a household name anymore, this caused twitter to shriek: “Who is Billy

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