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On Monday, Jimmy Fallon decided not to open The Tonight Show with his usual funny monologue, instead opting to address the heartbreaking situation in Charlottesville, Virginia. Fallon took a departure from the show's apolitical nature to deliver an emotionally-charged speech on racism, hate, and President Trump:

"Even though The Tonight Show isn’t a political show, it's my responsibility to stand up against intolerance and extremism as a human being," said a somber Fallon to his audience. "What happened over the weekend in Charlottesville, Va., was just disgusting. I was watching the news like everyone else, and you’re seeing Nazi flags and torches and white supremacists, and I was sick to my stomach."

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Fallon continued his speech, saying that he can't imagine his daughters, Winnie Rose, 4, and Francis Cole, 2, growing up in a world with such hate.

"The fact that it took the president two days to come out and clearly denounce racists and white supremacists is shameful. And I think he finally spoke out because people everywhere stood up and said something," said Fallon. "It’s important for everyone — especially white people — in this country to speak out against this. Ignoring it is just as bad as supporting it."

At one point, Fallon got choked up, but managed to finish his speech.

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Ultimately, the opener was widely hailed as important and powerful:

But not everyone is singing his praises. Some were quick to call Fallon out as a hypocrite seeing that he "humanized" Trump in 2016 by having him as a guest on his show, and infamously ruffling his hair at the end of their interview.

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Other late night hosts also addressed Charlottesville on their shows.

Jimmy Kimmel had a more lighthearted, but still very biting, approach:

Seth Meyers gave an uncharacteristically serious speech:

And, of course, Stephen Colbert criticized Trump during his opening monologue:

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Perhaps Fallon's politically charged monologue is a sign that the late show host is ready to publicly pick a side, or perhaps this is just a one-time-thing, but one thing is for sure: there will be no presidential hair-ruffling in Fallon's future.