Chris Rock has got himself into some hot water with the major news networks, after a tweet he posted on the 4th of July has caused controversy on the Internet.
Rock tweeted out to his followers, “Happy white peoples independence day the slaves weren’t free but I’m sure they enjoyed fireworks.”
Twitter exploded with backlash from his fans and followers, with people even going as far to call him the racist.
Rock’s tweet was the topic of debate on many popular news programs in the days since, with one strong point always coming forward and defending the actor.
He is a comedian, and shock value is part of his business. Whether he is serious or not, he almost always gets a pass for this type of stuff.
Did you think his Tweet crossed the line?