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Comedian Chris Rock’s Tweet during the 4th of July holiday has irked some people, particularly conservatives.
On Independence Day, this what Chris tweeted:
“Happy white peoples independence day the slaves weren’t free but I’m sure they enjoyed fireworks.”
Needless-to-say that his social media expression wasn’t well received by some. Some conservative talking heads are now labeling Rock as unpatriotic.
There is also talk of boycotting his movies. So, one can assume that there will be fewer lines of people for Madagascar 3 at the local theater.
Look, this is not uncommon for Chris Rock, who’s never been shy about expressing himself, whether performing on stage, in interviews, movies, or on Twitter.
The offended have asked for an apology, I would ask, “Why should he”?
Now, I can see how some may take this as offensive, but knowing that all comedians have a knack for being curt while trying to be funny is not only their nature but it’s their job.
You want to label someone as unpatriotic? How about the many instances of disrespect towards our sitting president over the last four years?
Also, why does it seem that some people in this country would rather make up the truth than let it be told? That’s all that Rock did, tell the truth — just in a humors way.
How do you feel about Chris Rock’s White People’s Day comment?
Written by Rashid Umar