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Maya Rudolph Imitates Rachel Dolezal With Help From Giant Wig

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(Late Night with Seth Meyers)

By    |   Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 10:59 AM

Maya Rudolph imitated Rachel Dolezal on "Late Night" this week with some help from her former "Saturday Night Live" colleague Seth Meyers and an afro wig.

“When you leave 'SNL,' sometimes things will happen in the news and people will say, ‘Oh my God, it’s such a shame that you’re not there,'” Meyers told Rudolph, who left the sketch comedy show in 2007.

“You have to have been getting this a lot lately,” he said, referencing Dolezal, the former head of the Spokane, Washington, NAACP who made headlines earlier this month after it was revealed she had been posing as an African-American woman.

Rudolph agreed, saying that fans have been asking her to play Dolezal since the news first broke, according to the Star Courier.

“It happens to me every day,” Rudolph told Meyers. “People say, ‘Oh, it’s too bad you haven’t been on ‘SNL’ since 2007! Like, you have to play this lady.'”

The duo then watched a clip of Dolezal’s awkwardly infamous interview in which a reporter explicitly asked her about her race. Rudolph even donned a big wig to resemble Dolezal's curly locks.

“I’m so glad I brought my Rachel Dolezal wig,” Rudolph said. “I always keep it in my purse."

Rudolph is not the only celebrity to mock the Caucasian civil rights activist who claimed to be black. Kelly Osbourne posted a photo of herself dressed as Dolezal to her Instagram account last week. She used the tag, #CallMeRachel, alluding to Caitlyn Jenner’s “Call Me Caitlyn” Vanity Fair cover, the New York Daily News noted.

 

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Dolezal resigned from her position as the head of the Spokane NAACP chapter earlier this month after her parents told the media their daughter was lying about her race. Throughout the controversy, the term and concept of “transracialism” was coined, according to ABC News.

 


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