Katt Williams delivered a seamless blending of comedy and social commentary in a newly released ad from clothing brand Supreme. The video was uploaded to Supreme’s Instagram page on Sunday, Aug. 16, and in it Williams addressed COVID-19, George Floyd, and the rallies that began after Floyd’s death.
The ad also shows Williams in rainbow-colored hair, presumably trolling rapper 6ix9ine who is known for a similar hairstyle, as he spoke in an empty room for just under seven minutes. He began his routine by comparing a person’s clothes not fitting properly to society not functioning right. He also brought up Donald Trump and Trump suggesting in April that ingesting bleach could kill viral infections.
“If it doesn’t fit it ain’t s–t, and things in this world are starting to not fit,” said Williams in the clip. “Right now, we have a perfectly suitable clown running the free world. We got a guy whose advice included things that no decent crackhead would tell you to do with a gunshot wound. The man said if you have bleach, rub it on yourself. … These are serious times.”
Williams then spoke about Floyd, who died after former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pressed a knee into his neck for some nine minutes in May.
The veteran comic also weighed in on the national debate about whether to wear a protective mask during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has become a major political issue in the United States.
“It’s an airborne virus, folks. If you breathe air, put on a mask,” said Williams. “Because we can all agree that breathing is important, we can all agree that you putting your knee on a man’s neck for eight minutes is just murder, just televised murder. So there must be a reaction for that. I’m not going to hide in a bunker. I’m on the frontline with you.”
Some said they were happy to see Williams on stage after the video surfaced, while other people’s comments pertained to how perfectly they thought he blended comedy with trenchant observation.
“He spitting straight facts 🔥,” one Instagram user wrote.
“I kept waiting for comedy but got TRUTH 🔥,” wrote someone else.
Toward the end of the ad, Williams encouraged people to vote in November’s presidential election and explained how he approached his new stand-up routine.
“I kept most of the jokes in quarantine in case you were looking for some laughs,” he stated. “If you got some information out of it, I appreciate that. I’ve already done more than an elected official.”