Over the 4th of July weekend Chris Rock tweeted “Happy white peoples independence day the slaves weren’t free but I’m sure they enjoyed the fireworks.” Not only did Chris Rock catch heat but actor Don Cheadle did as well for retweeting on his twitter account.
Cheadle – “I didnt bring it up. I retweeted an “I didn’t bring it up. I retweeted an obvious and absurd joke from a comedian. You all doth protest too much, methinks.”
Rock-”I think the best way to skewer racism and racist is with racial humor sometimes. Don Rickles Louis, C.K., Richard Pryor, Freddie Prince Chris Rock, Eddie Izzard and a thousand more comics working today understand the same.”
What do you think? Did Chris Rock go to far or was it just comical criticism?