The material: A 2007 episode of The Sarah Silverman Show featured the comedian in blackface. Sarah defended the episode in the immediate aftermath, saying the intent was to make her character look racist, not to celebrate blackface.
What she said about it later: “I don't stand by the blackface sketch. I'm horrified by it, and I can't erase it. I can only be changed by it and move on," she told GQ in 2018. "It was like, I'm playing a character, and I know this is wrong, so I can say it. I'm clearly liberal. That was such liberal-bubble stuff, where I actually thought it was dealing with racism by using racism... All I can say is that I'm not that person anymore."