Not funny. Comedian D.L. Hughley is getting slammed on the internet after writing an insensitive tweet following Debbie Reynolds’ death.
“Debbie Reynolds died a day after her daughter did! Black Mama's don't die cuz they kids do! They cry and say God don't make no mistakes!” the actor tweeted on Thursday, December 29, the day after the Hollywood icon passed away, one day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher, died.
Hughley’s followers were quick to slam him for the joke.D.L. Hughley discusses his new book, 'Black Man, White House: An Oral History of the Obama Years' during AOL Build Speaker Series at AOL Studios In New York on June 7, 2016. Desiree Navarro/WireImage.com
“As a human being you could have more compassion. As a father you could have more heart. As a comedian, you should have a seat,” one person on Twitter wrote while another added: “Ignoring the insensitivity of this tweet, the sheer ignorance is mind-blowing. This is disgusting. @RealDLHughley.”Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Steve Granitz/WireImage.com
Others took aim at the comedian’s sense of humor.Heisman Winner Rashaan Salaam's Death Ruled a Suicide: Coroner Kristin Cavallari Reveals What’s Inside Her Diaper Bag Ryan Seacrest Gets Stuck in Elevator in Times Square
“As if we needed any more proof that you aren’t funny,” another person tweeted, while a fourth added: “I remember when DL Hughley used to be relevant …”
As previously reported, Reynolds died at the age of 84 after reportedly suffering a stroke just one day after Fisher died at the age of 60 on Tuesday, December 27. The Star Wars actress passed away days after suffering a medical emergency while aboard a light from London to LAX.
Reynolds’ son, Todd Fisher, revealed on Wednesday that the Singin' in the Rain star's last words were that she missed Carrie and “wanted to be with” her daughter.
Todd is now planning a joint funeral for his mother and sister, who is survived by her daughter, actress Billie Lourd.
Read more reactions to Hughley’s tweet below:
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