D.L. Hughley Ripped Apart For Insensitive Tweet About Debbie Reynolds’ Death


Last night, just one day after the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher, actress Debbie Reynolds died. As with Fisher’s death, there was an outpouring of support and sadness on social media.

Then, as our friends at Gossip Cop noted, there was this tweet from D.L. Hughley:

The regular MSNBC and Fox News guest observed, for whatever reason, that a parent of color wouldn’t die if their child died. His followers were not impressed.

They tore into him for being insensitive toward Reynolds and Fisher as well as being too demanding of black women and too dismissive of their pain.

He defended himself to a point…

…and notably did not delete his tweet like fellow comedian Steve Martin did when his tribute to Fisher was deemed insensitive.

If he ends up apologizing or deleting the tweet, we’ll let you know.

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