While most people on the 4th of July were BBQ’ing, hanging with friends & family and sparking up the fireworks, comedian Chris Rock was sparking up controversy with a tweet he sent out.
Chris Rock is definitely not a stranger to controversy, especially when it comes to explorations of racism and stereotypes. He had one of his most controversial bits, “Niggas vs. Black People” from his 1996 HBO special “Bring The Pain,” is also one of his most beloved, he has quit performing it since. Rock told 60 Minutes, “By the way, I’ve never done that joke again, ever, and I probably never will. ‘Cos some people that were racist thought they had license to say nigger. So, I’m done with that routine.”
But what the tweet said that sent sooooo many people up in arms was “ ”Happy white peoples independence day the slaves weren’t free but I’m sure they enjoyed fireworks.” Here’s the thing its kinda accurate. On the very first Independence Day America gained its freedom from British Rule, but yet still owned Africans and newly born African-Americans as slaves.
Now of course there was major backlash one blogger humorously tweeted to Rock “”Good one! I bet your Guatemalan house staff got a good chuckle.”
What do you think of the post I dont see a problem with it unless it struck a nerve in some sense.