Chris Rock pissed a lot of people off on social media today after he made a joke about Whitney Houston’s alleged drug abuse.
Rock took to Instagram Saturday (Apr. 27) and shared a meme featuring Houston wearing sunglasses and looking to be completely over it during a sit-down interview.
The meme itself isn’t what sparked the backlash though … it was what he put in the caption.
“Hurry up I got crack to smoke,” he wrote.
Fans bombarded his comments saying that the joke was tasteless and asking him to take it down.
After 9 hours, the photo still remains on his Instagram. (Update: Rock has since deleted the post.)
“Tasteless and cheap joke. You should know better,” one person wrote. “This is how you speak on the dead? Make better content,” quipped another.
Another person wrote: “That was too low my brother. Take this down. I am extremely offended. Respect the legend.”
Someone else commented: “I was cracking up at the meme till I read your crack comment… I f**k with you but that was some lame sh*t. Seriously bro, you are a comedic genius. But you’re also a husband, a father, a brother, and a son. Most importantly, you’re a black MAN that a lot of people look up to. The sister Whitney Houston and those that love her don’t deserve that.”
Others called Rock’s post “bogus,” “terrible,” and “trash.”
Of course, there were people who rushed to Rock’s defense, saying that he’s just doing what comedians do.
“Comedy has no filter. Go cry elsewhere people,” one fan wrote. “F**k y’all. This. Is. Hilarious,” shared another.
The comedian has yet to comment on the backlash.