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!