Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam held a surreal press conference today, and he’s not going to step down — at least, not yet. Northam denied being in blackface or a KKK outfit in a photo featured on his page of a college yearbook, but he DID admit to wearing blackface on a separate occasion, which was a Michael Jackson dance contest.
In 1984 in San Antonio, Northam said he put some shoe polish under his eyes and on his cheeks and dressed up as Michael Jackson for a dance contest, which he said he won bc he learned to do the moonwalk
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) February 2, 2019
Ralph Northam further explains why he wore blackface to dress as Michael Jackson in 1984. "It was a dance contest. I actually won the contest because I had learned to do the moonwalk."
— Matt Viser (@mviser) February 2, 2019
Then a bizarre presser got even weirder:
A reporter just asked Northam to moonwalk AND HIS WIFE HAD TO TELL HIM THAT WAS A BAD IDEA, if you're wondering just how much of a trainwreck this press conference is.
— Angus Johnston (@studentactivism) February 2, 2019
Is this real life?
Video of when Ralph Northam gets asked by a reporter if he can still moonwalk. He looks around as if for space – only to be cut off by his wife who says, "inappropriate circumstances." pic.twitter.com/jcV2VJCtoD
— andrew kaczynski (@KFILE) February 2, 2019
Oh, dear lawd. Northram asked if he can still moonwalk after explaining Michael Jackson black face dance contest. Needs to consult wife on breaking out moves. Wife…nixes. 💩🍿😱 pic.twitter.com/UEcTvFHRfQ
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) February 2, 2019
Northam getting ready to moonwalk and his wife is like…. pic.twitter.com/BNZdWByjP4
— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) February 2, 2019
This has been one heckuva day!