Early this morning Chris Rock tweeted Jason Kidd was gay not Jason Collins. Rock did it for laughs, but was it funny? Share your thoughts.
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Did Chris Rock fall victim to the 140 character assasin? On the 4th of July he tweeted the following “Happy white peoples independence day the slaves weren’t free but I’m sure they enjoyed fireworks.” Some people took offense to the tweet and others found it hilarious. Where do you fall?
Here is the situation: Chris Rock is in Sundance promoting a film. Someone comes up to him and asks him to take a picture with him and his girlfriend when he turns around he is greeted by a camera in his face and a guy asking him a question about Newt Gingrich. Rock gets angry and destroys the guy’s camera, but the headlines today have started insinuating that Rock has a problem with Gingrich, but to me it looks like Rock has a problem with deception. Tell me what you think. Was Rock justified? Is this simply media generated nonsense?
“Chris Rock tweeted a defense of embattled fellow comic Tracy Morgan on Friday, prompting GLAAD to fire back. Rock, who’s known to push the envelope during his stand-up routines, said of Morgan’s anti-gay jokes: “I dont know about you, but I dont want to live in world where Tracy Morgan cant say foul inappropriate s—” Replied GLAAD: “Language about stabbing kids for being gay isn’t ‘foul.’ It’s dangerous.”* So the question is does anything go in comedy? Should we give a comedian a pass regarding what they say on stage?
This old video of Chris Rock doing a spoof on an OutKast song has surfaced. It was actually done 6 years ago but it has been lighting up the Internet over the last few days. Is it funny or is it racist? Let me know your thoughts.
I just finished reading an article about the Wayans Brothers. One of their former assistants is suing them because he contends the brothers stole his idea for their book, You Know You’re a Goldigger…, Jared Edwards said he worked for them a decade ago and he wrote jokes about women using their wiles to secure status. He said the brothers rejected his book idea but later published a book that was similar in nature. After reading this I thought of the Chris Rock movie Good Hair. A woman that worked for him while he was doing Everybody Hates Chris said she showed Rock clips from her film Nappy Roots and some of the segments of Rock’s Good Hair are quite similar to the film she showed Rock. She too is currently suing Rock, and finally Steve Harvey’s book Think Like a Lady Act Like a Man. Sharon P. Carson claims that Steve Harvey’s new book Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man is not his, but hers. Carson said she holds the copyright to a book of the same exact title with the same exact premise. And much of his book is way too similar to hers. “She wrote her book back in 2004 and is speaking out about Steve (or his people) stealing it and changing some words, then slapping his name on it so he could go make money for the publishers and “writers”.” So are all of these people delusional or are celebrities actually taking their ideas and turning them into moneymakers? So often people know someone famous and they think that the person could help them. So they do share their idea with the celebrity hoping and trusting that they will help them make their dream come true but sadly in some cases the celebrity sees a good idea and they have the clout and the connections to actually turn a concept into reality. I am no judge and I don’t know if the celebrities actually stole the ideas from these visionaries, but I believe the takeaway from this is before you share an idea you need to have the viewer sign a contract so that if they do steal your idea you will have some kind of legal recourse, and do not forget to copyright your work.
When I saw the promos for Precious I marked my calendar. The movie was scheduled to be released on November 6th. So on Friday I went online to see where it was playing, but I could not find it. I called a friend of mine and she said it was opening in selected cities on Friday and unfortunately our city was not one of the ones selected. This movie has been hyped beyond belief. As a blogger I received promotional info and trailers so I am extremely disappointed that I have to wait an additional two weeks for the release in this area. Chris Rock’s Good Hair had a similar staggered release and I still have not seen it. David Spitz, head of distribution for Lionsgate said in reference to Precious “a lot of movie-goers are not happy with the release plan right now, because it’s not in their cities yet. That’s always a good sign.” I have seen the cast of Precious interviewed everywhere and I have heard that phenomenal performances dominate the film, but I had been hyped to see it on the 6th. Hopefully I will remember to go see it on the 20th.
Over the past few weeks I have seen Chris Rock sit down with Oprah and talk about his new movie. By now we all know the story Rock’s daughter supposedly admired her white friend’s hair just a little too much. Thus, the beginning of his odyssey into the hair industry. He traveled throughout beauty shops and barber shops having conversations with women and hair care professionals. So what does he learn? We spend a lot of money on our hair, but is this a bad thing? No if you like what you are doing and can afford it than it’s really nobody’s business, but as far as this new conversation is concerned I’ve got some reservations. Why would I want to admit to anyone that I have hair weaved into my own hair? Do we ask people if their teeth are real or are they dentures or implants? Do we ask men is their hair black or do they dye it? Rock is over 40 he might be a candidate for that question. My point is this somethings are not your business. If someone wants to walk around with hair an inch long on Monday, and down their back on Friday if you want to comment just say it looks nice. If you can’t say anything good say nothing at all. Don’t make the observation statement, “look at your hair”. That’s not a compliment. If they want to discuss their hair with you fine, but I suggest that if you are not the one wearing the weave that you not be the one to start the conversation. This conversation has the potential to go seriously wrong very quickly.
A few years ago I was watching a Chris Rock special. He asked the question,”when was the last time doctors found a cure for anything?” He said in the past doctors had found a cure for polio, whooping cough and other diseases, but now there did not seem to be any cures being found. He said they are not finding cures because they have found “profit in pain.” That is so true and lately I have seen more and more ads that exemplify this truth. As the baby boomers age more and more drug companies are trying to pick their pockets. As a viewer of the nightly news I have seen the cures for erectile dysfunction almost every evening, but lately the disease that is getting more airtime is Alzheimer’s disease. The first one was the confused woman wondering through the bowling alley, and then came the anguished daughter and the fragile mom, but last night broke the mold. This one showed a woman looking for her keys and her husband was in the kitchen. She is looking all around asking what did I do with my keys. Her husband opens the refrigerator and finds her keys. He retrieves the keys and shows them to her. He looks at her and she looks at him and they both know she must have early onset Alzheimer’s. What? This is fear run amok. When did losing your keys qualify you for prescription drugs? Couldn’t it be plain ole forgetfulness? No it has got to be something that requires a prescription. There is real profit in the pain. We are being manipulated by the drug companies. Every twitch should not send us to the doctor asking for the latest drug that we have seen on a commercial. It was marketing genius years ago when prescription drug makers started advertising to the masses. They are laughing all the way to the bank, but we have to stop allowing the incredible power of suggestion make us believe that when they say a symptom we have got the illness. We have to remember healthcare is not about healing it is about profit and as Rock said there is “profit in pain.”
Bill Clinton made the rounds yesterday appearing on The View and the David Letterman show. On the Letterman show he continued to make the case for Hillary Clinton. When Chris Rock appeared on the show he said to Letterman that someone needs to tell the former president that Hillary lost. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsep_xcWOQ8&eurl=http://www.popeater.com/movies/article/chris-rock-bill-clinton-hillary-lost/184732?icid=100214839x1209892606x1200610411
Rock was hilarious, but in every joke there is an element of truth and President Clinton seems incapable of letting this go and fully embracing the candidate, Barack Obama.