D.L. Hughley thinks race-baiting is hilarious, especially when you combine it with joking about someone’s death.
The comedian/actor was viciously slammed on Twitter after making a racial joke about legendary actress Debbie Reynolds, who died just one day after the tragic death of her daughter, Carrie Fisher.
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Hughley suggested that Reynolds died because she was not resilient enough, and that white mothers could learn a thing or two about handling death from black moms. (DL obviously does not know military moms, who bury their fallen sons with dignity and quiet strength.)
“Debbie Reynolds died a day after her daughter did,” Hughley tweeted. “Black Mama’s don’t die cuz they kids do! They cry and say God don’t make no mistakes!”
Debbie Reynolds died a day after her daughter did! Black Mama’s don’t die cuz they kids do!They cry and say God don’t make no mistakes!
— DL Hughley (@RealDLHughley) December 29, 2016
Hughley was immediately blasted on Twitter from all sides, slamming his lack of sensitivity.
Even African-Americans were disgusted by Hughley’s race-baiting.
This is a perfect example of inserting race where it is inappropriate to do so.A family lost two people in two days,and THAT’S what you say?
— Cheddar Baè Biscuit (@T_dot_Lee_PhD) December 29, 2016
@RealDLHughley somehow you have managed to trivialize the death of two beloved phenoms and the pain of black mothers who lost their kids.
— 3D Editing Graduate (@DancesWidLesbos) December 29, 2016
Some African-Americans were furious that Hughley implied that black moms are callous when their children die because they’re less caring.
— Liza Sabater ???????????????? (@blogdiva) December 29, 2016
Others were confused about whether DL Hughley’s tweet was more offensive to white women, black women, the Reynolds/Fisher family, or to all moms.
Either way, the consensus was that his “joke” was not funny. At all.
— RussiaPersuadedKitty (@YeaThatsTrueOk) December 29, 2016
@RealDLHughley as if we needed more proof that you aren’t funny.
— Rhythm & Bewbs (@Suite_Tea) December 29, 2016
But Hughley stands by his tasteless tweet.
When one woman remarked, “As a human being you could have more compassion,” Hughley replied: “Nah!! As a comedian I should say what I see.”
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