Chris Rock’s untasteful Lamar Odom joke
Comedians have been known to thread a fine line with social issues, and one who constantly pushes that line is Chris Rock.
The actor and comedian, who is hosting the 2016 Academy Awards, came under fire on Twitter for a joke about Lamar Odom.
Odom cancelled his divorce to wife Khloe Kardashian after recovering from a coma, and Rock congratulated him in the oddest of ways.
Rock posted on Twitter, “Here’s to Lamar Odom on being the first guy in history to have coke and hookers save his marriage,” adding, “Stay strong Lamar.”
Stay strong Lamar. pic.twitter.com/oWeciBKR9t
— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) October 23, 2015
Fans didn’t seem to like the joke, a number of them airing their displeasure.
@chrisrock go work on ur marriage!!! Rather than use people weakness to criticise them. All Lamar needs now is LOVE
— Posh (@grooviebabe) October 23, 2015