Kurtis Blow Responds To Virginia A.G. Mark Herring's Blackface Controversy

Should the officeholder be forgiven for his racial faux pas?

(AllHipHop News) Democrats in the Commonwealth of Virginia are drowning in political scandals at the moment. Two of those potentially damaging circumstances involve elected officials being tied to wearing blackface in the 1980s.

VA Attorney General Mark Herring apologized for darkening his skin in order to dress up like Hip Hop pioneer Kurtis Blow at a college party. TMZ caught up with "The Breaks" rapper to get his thoughts on the matter.

"I was shocked, totally shocked. Being the elder spokesman, a father, a minister, a husband, I find it totally offensive, disrespectful, degrading. It's ugly. I'm praying for my man, Mr. Herring," said Blow.

The 59-year-old New York native stated Christians should offer forgiveness for the mistakes of others. He also called Herring's blackface admission a "teachable moment" for the public.

Blow added, "I think if we can forgive him, he owes some kind of retribution or a just a commitment to help out African-Americans since he has been in this situation right now."