There were definitely some who were angered several years ago when Louis C.K. and Ricky Gervais said the n-word during an HBO special, but in this current racial climate a lot more people are upset.
The two comedians, along with Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock, filmed something called “Talking Funny,” where they talked about being comedians, their process and other topics.
But things took a very strange turn when C.K. said “When a Black guy gets rich, it’s a countdown to when he’s poor again,” which sparked laughter.
Then Rock jumped in and said C.K. is “the blackest white guy I f—-ing know.”
“You’re saying I’m a n—–?” C.K. asked. “We say n—– on stage. You guys don’t?”
Then Gervais took the opportunity to utter the slur. “Who says n—–? We don’t,” he said.
After the word was hurled around a little bit more, Seinfeld spoke up and put an end to the talk. “You found the humor of it,” he stated. “I haven’t found it, nor do I seek it.”
It’s probably no surprise that Rock was shredded on social media after the clip resurfaced, for not only allowing C.K. and Gervais to use the n-word but for laughing at it too.
“Chris Rock just proved himself to be the cooniest cooner by allowing those white men to say n—– in his presence and laugh,” one person wrote.
“Yeah, you’re no longer invited to the cookouts,” wrote another.
“You whole fool,” a third person commented. “You f—ing coon. You the next Kanye West.”
Rock hasn’t addressed any of this yet, nor have any of the other comedians. You can see the clip of the 2011 HBO special below.
We been knew Louis C.K. was trash. But Chris Rock gon let that mess slide? Mmkay. https://t.co/HYmT2M9wlR
— chris evans (@notcapnamerica) December 22, 2018