Chris Rock Didn't Call Out Louis C.K. For Saying ‘N****r’ In Old, Cringe-Worthy Clip And The Internet Is Disappointed
Surprisingly, Jerry Seinfeld was the most uncomfortable person in the room.
After an old clip from a 2011 film was uncovered, Twitter had a few choice words for comedians Chris Rock, Louis C.K. and Ricky Gervais about the N-word.
The clip drawing outrage across social media came from Talking Funny, a 2011 HBO film where Rock, Louis C.K., Gervais and Jerry Seinfeld discussed what it means to be a comic.
Rock and Louis C.K. began joking about what makes white and Black wealthy comedians different. “When a black guy gets rich, it’s a countdown to when he’s poor again,” Louis C.K. laughed as he made the joke.
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Then, the conversation shifted a bit when Rock retorted with a sharp slight against his longtime friend, notes HuffPost.
“He’s the blackest white guy I f**king know,” Rock replied. And suddenly, the mood changed. “You’re saying I’m a n****r?” C.K. asked a stunned Rock.
The Everybody Hates Chris creator awkwardly tried to keep the conversation cordial and make a biting joke simultaneously. “Yes, you are the n****rest f**king white man I have ever met," Rock said.
Gervais and C.K. were both laughing like hyenas at this point. A seemingly disturbed Seinfeld interjected. “I wouldn’t use it anywhere,” he said as his counterparts laughed.
Then, C.K. defended his use of the racial slur claiming “we [he and Rock] say n****r on stage.” The now-beleaguered comic has been accused of sexual misconduct and inappropriately touching himself in front of multiple women.
Twitter users were taken aback by Rock's lack of pushback at C.K. for using the slur. Because of the allegations against C.K., they weren't shocked by him using the word.
Rock, who is known for his biting racial standup and critique of police brutality against Black people, was humiliated by his colleagues, according to fans and critics alike.
Chris Rock is a fucking coward https://t.co/k8SBZK2hNB— Zito (@_Zeets) December 23, 2018'
Seinfeld really had to TELL Chris rock that Louis ck shouldn’t use the N word... pic.twitter.com/FEtnCnKTyR— 6’1 But I Dont Hoop (@ronfor3) December 22, 2018'
Ricky Gervais could not look any happier to say the N-word once Louis CK said it in front of Chris Rock and that is troubling. https://t.co/yM4fdvyVSR— Hanna 'Noble Warrior Hero' Flint (@HannaFlint) December 22, 2018'
To make matters worse, Seinfeld had to be the comic to say no to other white comedians saying the word. People were either here for it or expected more from all the comedians involved.
This literally made my skin crawl. The fact a white man has to be the voice of reason on racial sensitivity, in the same room Chris Rock is in.... Speaks volumes pic.twitter.com/uVgB7Loeq1— Instagram: AskTrillAC (@AskTrillAC) December 22, 2018'
So much cringe. LCK and Gervais were throwing the word around with so much glee, Chris Rock serving up his finest coon moment and Seinfeld having the most sensible reaction as he plays Decent White Guy Who Lets Racist Shit Carry On Coz What Can He Do? 🤷🏻♂️ pic.twitter.com/MwMfJv1AMJ— Followed by no one you follow (@THISisLULE) December 22, 2018'
Seinfeld was more uncomfortable than Chris Rock was. What an embarrassing display pic.twitter.com/517jPZ1jjq— Krysilove aka Soul '87 (@krysilove) December 22, 2018'
The clip, in its entirety, is below:
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