In a New York Times interview, Rock spoke for the first time about Fallon donning blackface on Saturday Night Live in 2000 to portray him, which The Tonight Show host apologized for in May after the clip went viral over Memorial Day Weekend. "Hey, man, I’m friends with Jimmy,” he said. “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.” Even though Rock sounds like he hates PC culture, he said: “Blackface ain’t cool, OK?...That’s my quote. Blackface is bad."