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Published On: Thu, Feb 15th, 2018

Chris Rock’s ‘Tamborine’ lands on Netflix: asking why racist cops don’t ‘shoot a white kid just to make it look good’

From Saturday Night Live to Netflix, Comedian Chris Rock has always reveled in race driven humor, bashing political conservatives and his new special “Tamborine” debuted on Netflix this week and Rock wasted no time getting political.

“Here’s my question,” started Rock. “You would think that cops would occasionally shoot a white kid just to make it look good. You would think every couple of months they’d look at their dead n**** calendar and go, ‘Oh my God, we’re up to 16! We gotta shoot a white kid quick!'”

This was praised by Vulture as one of Rock’s “Best Jokes” in the special.

Rock, 53, suggests that “real equality” would include “white mothers” crying about their dead children.

“I wanna live in a world with real equality. I want to live in a world where an equal amount of white kids are shot every month,” he said. “I wanna see white mothers on TV, crying, standing next to Al Sharpton, talkin’ about, ‘We need justice for Chad.'”

“Whenever a cop guns down an innocent black man,” they call the cop a “bad apple. … Bad apple: that’s a lovely name for murderer.”

“That almost sounds nice. I’ve had a bad apple. It was tart, but it didn’t choke me out. Here’s the thing. Here’s the thing. I know being a cop is hard. I know that s**t’s dangerous. I know it is, okay? But some jobs can’t have bad apples. Some jobs, everybody gotta be good. Like … pilots. Ya know, American Airlines can’t be like, ‘Most of our pilots like to land. We just got a few bad apples that like to crash into mountains. Please bear with us.’”

A 2015 Washington Post study found that 49% of those fatally shot by police were white, while 24% were black. The fact that more white people are shot than black people is of course unsurprising because whites represent a higher percentage of the population than blacks (62% and 13%, respectively).

According to that study then, blacks are 2.5 times more likely to be fatally shot than whites.

According to a Harvard study; that in similar situations, there is no significant racial disparity in fatal police shootings.

With some irony, the release was the same day as the deadly Florida school shooting, Rock took on the issue of gun control, Rock stating that it will “never” happen “because Americans need the right to hunt.”

No surprise, President Trump was under attack.

Rock joked that the crackdown on bullies led to the election of Trump.

“That’s how Trump became president,” he said. “We got rid of bullies. A real bully showed up and nobody knew how to handle him.”

“Trump is so bad he’s going to give us Jesus,” he later joked.

Speaking about his infidelity to his wife, Rock addressed the ubiquitous nature of porn and its effects.

“When you watch too much porn, you know what happens? You become, like, sexually autistic,” he said. “You develop sexual autism. You have a hard time with eye contact and verbal cues. You get desensitized. When you start watching porn, any porn will do. Then, later on, you’re all f***ed up and you need a perfect porn cocktail to get you off. I was so f***ed up.”

 

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