Chris Rock under fire for 'white people's day' July 4th tweet
MSNBC – While Americans were watching fireworks displays and enjoying barbecues, Chris Rock was stirring up some fireworks of his own with a controversial July 4 tweet.
“Happy white peoples independence day the slaves weren’t free but I’m sure they enjoyed fireworks,” Rock tweeted.
Reactions came fast and furious, with some fans telling the actor/comedian they were now swearing off his films for what they considered an unpatriotic comment.
Wrote David Burge, “Good one! I bet your Guatemalan house staff got a good chuckle.”
And Jeff Schreiber, managing editor of libertarian-conservative blog America’s Right, tweeted “Slavery existed for 2000yrs before America. We eradicated it in 100yrs. We now have a black POTUS.
#Go( (expletive) Yourself.” Schreiberlater followed up with, “I’m not saying we’re blameless for that horrid practice, but for @chrisrock to indict the US as he did is inappropriate at best.”
Yet some jumped in on Rock’s side. Actor Don Cheadle retweeted Rock’s message with a simple “Haha,” which put Cheadle on some Twitter user’s enemies lists.
Click here to read the rest of this story.
The post Chris Rock under fire for 'white people's day' July 4th tweet appeared first on theGrio.