Four men in blackface and with Afro wigs sang and danced behind a Michael Jackson impersonator wearing white makeup. Connick gave the performance a zero score....ADDED: Here's the video of the performance and Connick's handling of the situation. (Via MadisonMan, in the comments.)
Some Australians said they were embarrassed such a racist sketch had been broadcast, while others said detractors were too politically correct and that the skit was funny.
Connick said he canceled an autograph session and interviews in Sydney after the show to let the controversy die down.
October 14, 2009
Australia is a little different from America. There was Connick, guest judging on "Hey Hey It's Saturday"....