On July 4th funnyman Chris Rock tweeted a pointed joke about the Independence Day holiday: “Happy white peoples independence day the slaves weren’t free but I’m sure they enjoyed fireworks.” Not everyone found Rock’s quip so funny, as a torrent of backlash commenced that’s still going strong. How do we know? Check a few of the more heated (and often ugly) response tweets from folks bringing all-new context to the phrase, “Everybody Hates Chris”…
@ chrisrock If you don’t like america then go back to where your people came from and see how much they pay you for your jokes.
— richard randazzo (@damndago1) July 6, 2012
@ chrisrock Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin so we didn’t need your lazy asses anymore.Still don’t.
— Michael Dutton (@Mikeyd57) July 6, 2012
@ chrisrock man your just mad niggerish. Don’t hate the white man for being business savy!
— Jonathan Ray Custom (@JonnyCustom) July 6, 2012
@ chrisrock that kind of comment makes this white girl not want to waste her time ever watching or listening to you again .
— sandy willis lott (@sandywlott) July 6, 2012
youve proved that your just an ungratefull nigger and a chapelle wannabee @ chrisrock
— Shawn Eckhoff (@shawn35null) July 6, 2012
@ chrisrock good job keeping racism alive and well buddy!
— shane butcher (@TheButcher74) July 6, 2012
@ chrisrock WELL HERE WE GO ANOTHER NEGRO ALWAYS BRINGING UP SLVERY AS IF IT WAS WHITES FAULTS TODAY…WE SHOULD HAVE WHITES AGAINST BLACKWAR
— DONALD (@GRAYBILL78) July 6, 2012
@ chrisrock stupid negro…racist fuker…white people made u rich dumbass pooky
— Jay Newman (@9jaydawg) July 6, 2012
@ chrisrock punk ass nigger you dipshits have a whole month! shut your big mouth!
— jim stephenson (@jimstephenson5) July 6, 2012
@ chrisrock Were you personally a slave?Nope,so shut the fuck up about the race shit.You act like this happened yesterday.Your the RACIST!!!
— Josh Cornell (@JoshC85) July 6, 2012