Chris Rock has been all over the news this year after he was slapped by Will Smith during the Oscars ceremony. The comedian clearly moved on from that, judging by his most recent lady love, Lake Bell.
It has now been 28 years since the brutal murders of O.J. Simpson’s late wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. Despite this, their killers have yet to be brought to justice.
Chris Rock recently faced the ire of many fans after making a joke about not returning to the Academy Awards because doing so would be like telling Simpson “to go back to the restaurant” where she, unfortunately, left her glasses before she was murdered.
According to TMZ, Tanya Brown, Nicole’s sister stated that Chris Rock’s joke wasn’t just unfunny, it literally makes zero sense. She stated that equating getting slapped at the Oscars to a gruesome double homicide is apples to oranges.
Tanya added that his attempt at humor was distasteful, to say the least, and offensive to the extended family. Tanya wants Rock to know that there are still surviving family members who are still dealing with her loss to this day and joking about it is very hurtful.
Tanya stated that she believes comedians should be held accountable for what they say, including Chris. Regardless, we hope Chris Rock doesn’t make such a joke ever again.
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