Chris Rock’s new comedy special upsets liberals on Twitter: ‘Shocking,’ ‘I turned off all my TV’
Leftist professors, journalists and other fellow actors launched tirades against Chris Rock in response to his new Netflix special, “Selective Outrage,” which came out on Saturday.
Rock made waves after calling out Meghan Markle for her racism allegations against the royal family, criticizing actress Jada Pinkett for cheating on her husband Will Smith and talking to the infamous slap controversy at a certain point.
It was the first time Rock has spoken directly about the Oscars slap incident, which went viral almost immediately after Smith caught up with the comedian live on the stage at last year’s awards ceremony.
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Rock’s particular angry thought leaders and left-wing influencers, who called him “horrible,” with some even arguing that he deserved to be dragged live on air in front of millions of people.
Carnegie Mellon University Professor Uju Anya, who identifies as “[a]”tracist” and “feminist” on her official Twitter profile, he said that Rock deserved to attack him. “Netflix keeps beating subscribers. They cancel attractive shows that people actually want to watch and give Chris Rock millions of dollars to prove that Will Smith was right to be dragged.”
“You have good things, this is not one of them,” a Twitter user told Anya.
“You have people who care about what you think. I’m not one of them,” said the professor.
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NBC reporter Ben Collins said he couldn’t bring himself to watch the special, edited version of Rock’s performance in Baltimore. “I got 14 minutes into the Chris Rock special before my subconscious took over, said ‘ok, that’s enough’ out loud and turned off all my television. Pure animal instinct guarding against hearing the same joke for the 8,000th time. My soul was dying and I took control of my own body.”
“Pretty awful and I didn’t have high hopes,” Collins said.
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“I wasn’t watching that particular Chris Rock and I’m not going to. But nothing reported today surprises me. Nothing,” said the MSNBC analyst, British Packnett Cunningham has more than 412,000 followers on Twitter.
Fox News’ Hanna Panreck contributed to this report.