First, he was dreadfully sorry about his history of blackface and/or KKK cosplaying past. Then, he was certain he did no such thing, except for this one time when he broke out the shoe polish to look like Mikey Jackson.
Naturally, this gave way to some pretty hilarious mockery. Here are the top 20 reactions:
Ralph Northam be like pic.twitter.com/hA5AF8GvBu
— JNUT⚾🏈⛳️ (@ChestnutJosh) February 3, 2019
To be fair, the quality of Northam’s hood was vastly superior. He opted for the deluxe model with the full-view eyeholes.
— NPOB Sports ETC (@_NPOB) February 4, 2019
Pardon me for just a moment.
Ralph Northam’s lawyer costume pic.twitter.com/xrgTcCNjvX
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) February 4, 2019
I certainly wouldn’t put it past him.
Ralph Northam em 1984 / Donald Trump em 1984 pic.twitter.com/um0LxadTVC
— Diego (@omeright) February 3, 2019
Good point. For all the left’s talk about the Donald being a racist douchenugget, they have yet to produce a single shred of proof. Unlike “anti-racist” Ralphie Northam, with his storied history of blackface.
Is anyone actually surprised that a Democrat Governor in the south would be a flaming racist?
Remember @RalphNortham is a member of the same party that founded Jim Crow Laws and the KKK.
— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) February 3, 2019
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) February 3, 2019
Precisely. This is the beginning Northam’s end in the political sphere.
Wow! This Michael Jackson documentary on HBO is simply unbelievable! Oh wait. Sorry, I’m watching the Ralph Northam press conference.
— Dennis Miller (@DennisDMZ) February 3, 2019
— HodgeTwins (@hodgetwins) February 3, 2019
As always, those Hodge Twin rascals devastate their target. I dare anyone to try and rebut their rebuttal.
Hey @RalphNortham You wrecked it. You can’t moonwalk your way out. Resign and let the people of VA heal and move on.
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) February 3, 2019
Yeah, even some Ralph’s fellow lefties are thinking it’s time to hang up the hood and call it a day.
I am really surprised there are not 1,000’s of Democrat protestors at the office of Democrat Ralph Northam right now.
If this was a Republican, Democrats would be banging on the front door of their home and blocking traffic in protest.
Funny how this works.
— Kambree Kawahine Koa (@KamVTV) February 2, 2019
Even though many on the left are calling for Northam’s head on a pike, they’re being surprisingly subdued. Methinks they wouldn’t be behaving so sensibly if this were a Republican on the chopping block.
Fred: “It was Governor Ralph Northam this whole time gang.”
Northam: “I would of gotten away with it if I was allowed to moonwalk.” pic.twitter.com/N7YnZY7vqV
— Jack Handey (@SheerLevity) February 2, 2019
Those meddling kids!
Rare photo of Michael Jackson dressed as Ralph Northam pic.twitter.com/q5BYfmqV4E
— Michael Malice (@michaelmalice) February 2, 2019
The resemblance is uncanny.
Find someone who looks at you the way Ralph Northam looks at shoe polish.
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) February 2, 2019
Judging from his history, yes, Northam’s relationship with shoe polish is a romance for the ages.
Describe Racist Democrat Ralph Northam’s presser in one GIF.
I’ll start: pic.twitter.com/D8Ho4ocppB
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) February 2, 2019
Yep, it’s a flop.
The difference between Michael Jackson and #RalphNortham is that when Michael Jackson dangles babies over the balcony he pulls them back to safety
— Michael Malice (@michaelmalice) February 2, 2019
I mean, he’s not wrong.
A recap of Ralph Northam at his press conference today pic.twitter.com/ilJ4x5c2G5
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) February 2, 2019
He’s halfway to the other side by now.
The media is more outraged over a 35-year-old phot of Ralph Northam than they are over the fact that he advocated for infanticide on video earlier this week
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 2, 2019
This is true. Sure, being a racist dickbag is bad, but advocating for baby-murder is a whole other level of twisted.
For the time being @GovernorVA Northam should be "kept comfortable" until the people of Virginia and perhaps some physicians decide his fate. This story does not add up. Yesterday he said he was in the racist photo. Today he says it was not him…
— Raymond Arroyo (@RaymondArroyo) February 2, 2019
Yep, it almost seems like karma. Ralph goes on a rant about the importance of debraining infants. Now, he’s in the midst of an electoral abortion. Talk about poetic justice.
19 million innocent black babies have been aborted since Roe v Wade. Black babies are disproportionately aborted in this country – over 30% despite the 13% black population. Now we know why @RalphNortham @GovernorVA supports infanticide. #NorthamMustResign
— Katrina Pierson (@KatrinaPierson) February 2, 2019
This is a fair point. Abortion disproportionately affects black children. In fact, one might even call it the most racist institution in the U-S-of-A.
"I darkened my face once as part of a Michael Jackson dance contest" has got to be one of the weirdest self-exculpatory declarations in US political history. Ralph Northam takes the cake
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) February 2, 2019
I don’t know about the rest of you, buy I’m betting Ralph will moonwalk off into the sunset by tomorrow afternoon. I guess we’ll see.