During the opening sequence of the Oscars on Sunday night a blackface-clad Billy Crystal revived his Sammy Davis Jr. impression. The worst part is the blackface appearance showed up at the same time Justin Bieber made a surprise cameo–perhaps the only moment during the Oscars that could attract a younger audience. When Octavia Spencer won supporting actress for "The Help," comedian [Paul Scheer ](https://twitter.com/#!/paulscheer/status/173954948923523073)tweeted her win "shows just how far we’ve come since Billy Crystal performed in Blackface."
And the Oscar for Most Racist Host Goes to Billy Crystal in Blackface?
During the opening sequence of the Oscars on Sunday night a blackfaced clad Billy Crystal revived his Sammie Davis Jr. impression.
By Jorge Rivas Feb 27, 2012