Chris Rock may want to rethink his comedy set after his rape jokes bombed last week. The comedian performed at the New York City club the Comedy Cellar Thursday, Nov. 2 and decided to focus his set on the sexual assault scandal that has rocked Hollywood.
“They cry rape because they want money,” Rock said according to Page Six. The comic reportedly added he won’t hire a housekeeper out of fear that he could be accused of rape.
“I’ve seen him before and he was hysterical, but this wasn’t funny at all,” one woman told the publication. “Nobody was laughing. There were many boos and many women who were telling him he was a sexist pig. Two people got kicked out.”
Despite asking his friend Jeff Ross, who was waiting in the wings, for a different topic, Rock dove right back into the controversial sex subject.
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“Weinstein f—ed with me by trying to have me star in the worst movies of all time,” the star said, referring to ousted movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. The Miramax founder has been accused of sexual harassment and assault by numerous women in Tinseltown.
Rock’s publicist nor a club spokesperson have commented on the matter.
With unwanted sexual contact being an unfortunate hot topic in Hollywood (the topic has expanded to include folks such as actor Kevin Spacey and former “Gossip Girl” star Ed Westwick), many have left with a bitter taste in their mouths regarding Rock’s jokes.
As a huge Chris Rock fan, I can’t tell you how disappointed I am that he would even think that he can pull this off.
— Jayson Buford (@jaysonbuford) November 6, 2017
Sometimes, comedy isn’t subjective and you’re just not funny.
— Carly ✊🏼 (@nuclearcarly) November 6, 2017
Dear Chris Rock,
Go Fuck Yourself.
— LilRed💜Washyourhands (@MeganBigMouth) November 5, 2017
Aaaaand now @chrisrock is cancelled
— W🌮E🍕M🍔F🍰 (@inthefantods) November 7, 2017