Black comedian’s twofer tweet trivializes Debbie Reynolds’ death while amping up racial tensions

Black comedian’s twofer tweet trivializes Debbie Reynolds’ death while amping up racial tensions
D.L. hughley (source: Ebony)

It takes a special kind of talent to say something on the occasion of a celebrity’s death so tasteless that it offends people on both sides of the ideological spectrum. Comedian D.L. Hughley not only deftly managed that task but did so while airing his usual racial-grievance laundry.

Via TheBlaze’s Tré Goins-Phillips:

Hughley, who earlier this year accused Fox News of ignoring racism, blew up Twitter Wednesday with a comment about Debbie Reynolds’ death just one day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher, succumbed to a heart attack.

Many have said they believe Reynolds, 84, passed away because of a broken heart. In fact, the “Singin’ in the Rain” star reportedly uttered these words just before her death: “I miss her so much. I want to be with Carrie.”

Enter Hughley with a little black (in both senses of the term) humor:

Here are a few of the reactions from some of his 363,000 followers:

In one case, Hughley responded to a follower’s criticism by accentuating his insensitivity:

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer.

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