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Chris Rock's Tweet Beyond the Pale

Popham Wrote: Jul 07, 2012 4:08 PM
Poor Chris Rock. He's aging, and with age comes minor degrees of dimentia and verabal gaffes. But Chris Rock is of course one of the most foul-mouthed, vulgar black 'comedians' this country has ever suffered. His off color, ill-timed and egregious tweet goes to the very root of what an angry man he has become. Perhaps a little therapy would help.
Michael160 Wrote: Jul 07, 2012 7:03 PM
Yeah, how dare he reference Frederick Douglas. I bet the same people denoucing Chris Rock were alos shocked at Douglas' uppity nerve.
MG formerly minnesotagrandma Wrote: Jul 08, 2012 12:28 AM
Frederick Douglas would have DETESTED Rock! Rock is a loser!

Editor's Note: This column was co-authored by Bob Morrison.

Comedian Chris Rock has stoked the flames of controversy with this Fourth of July tweet. The Hollywood comic wrote: "Happy white peoples independence day the slaves weren't free but I'm sure they enjoyed fireworks." Rock's tweet sparked plenty of day-after fireworks. What he wrote went beyond the pale, responded many online, hurt and enraged at Rock's bitter humor.

Chris Rock's tweet was beyond the pale. It was doubtless his effort to capitalize on the 160th anniversary of that great Fifth of July speech delivered by black abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Douglass addressed...