Comedian Chris Rock Says Police Should Kill More White Kids

Comedian and actor Chris Rock painted officers as murderous racists, and said they should kill more white youth.

Brooklyn, NY – In his first stand-up special in a decade, comedian and actor Chris Rock painted law enforcement officers as murderous racists, and expressed his desire to see more white youth killed.

“I wanna live in a world with real equality,” Rock said during the 64-minute Netflix special, “Tamborine,” which was released on Feb. 14.

“I want to live in a world where an equal amount of white kids are shot every month. I wanna see white mothers on TV, crying, standing next to Al Sharpton, talking about, ‘We need justice for Chad,'” the comedian told an 800-member audience from the stage of the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

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

He also shared his ideas about officer-involved shootings in general, and implied that police regularly kill “innocent” people without cause.

“Whenever the cops gun down an innocent black man, they always say the same thing. ‘Well, it’s not most cops. It’s just a few bad apples...’ Bad apple? That’s a lovely name for murderer. That almost sounds nice,” Rock mocked.

He then claimed to understand the situations law enforcement officers encounter, and the difficulties they endure.

“Here’s the thing. I know being a cop is hard. I know that shit’s dangerous. I know it is, okay” he said. “But some jobs can’t have bad apples. Some jobs, everybody gotta be good.”

Despite all of his grievances against officers, however, Rock said he will summons them when he is victimized.

“On one hand, I’m a black man who’s like, ‘F**k the police.’ On the other hand, I own property, so when my house gets broken into I’m not calling the Crips,” he said.

“Tamborine” is one of two specials that Rock agreed to in a $40 million deal with Netflix, according to Variety.

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bronx163
bronx163

Chris Rock is fucking ignorant idiot. Lives in 98 perecent white neighborhood with security.
And per fbi more whites are killed by police.

bronx163
bronx163

Media just shows blqcks to enrage and marshal voting base.

CowGurlUP
CowGurlUP

Fucking POS! Calling cops ‘racist’ is like calling the kettle ‘black’!!!!!!!

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@bronx163 @CowGurlUP

it's part of a bit. Why don't you just watch the special then see for yourself how you feel about his jokes? you going to let this article turn you into a snowflake? Complaining about a comedian because you're reading his comments out of context?

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Chris Rock is one of the best to ever do stand-up, and if a comedian hurts your feelings, you're probably a miserable person to be around.

gtrplr
gtrplr

Chris Rock used to be funny; then he opened his mouth.

CowGurlUP
CowGurlUP

@Hi_estComnDenomn
Who the fuck do you think you are? I do t give a shit if he’s a comedian or not. He’s makes a racist comment, oh excuse me ‘joke’ & I’m supposed to last the. HELL FUCKIN NO! PLEASE go fuck your self...you seem bored!!!! This will be my LAST reply to any & ALL of your stupid ass commets/reply’s! You’re such a dick!

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@CowGurlUP you dizzy bitch. I'm sure you've never watched Chris Rock before, so why are you getting mad now? He's said things like this his whole 30 year stand up career, and you get mad now? Take your clown ass somewhere and cry about hurt feelings from someone you've never had interest in.

bronx163
bronx163

Yea true love how blacks can make jokes about white people and say racist stuff under im a comedian. But let white guy say anything about blacks mexicans or whoever and hea done forever.
There is a double standard.
And dont tell me blacks can not be racists.

Heezels
Heezels

Hey, say what you will, she’s got a point.

Can’t say anything remotely harsh about black people in a stand up act. I’d love for a bit about black people putting down purple cool aide and picking up a book. Or a riff on how black dudes complain about racism as a means to shirk their responsibilities.

With that being said, I like chris rock. Agree with him about not liking the “bad apple argument.” But not because he’s right, but more Because it’s so statistically insignificant, that saying there are a few bad cops is like saying the sky is blue.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@bronx163 what? Plenty of white guys make funny black jokes. The thing is, black comedians are largely funnier than white comedians.

Bill Burr does great stand up about black guys. Tom Segura is another one.

bronx163
bronx163

Talking prime time tv and movies. Make a movie about black chicks and wh guys wearing black costumes. Those guys be destroyed by naacp commies.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Heezels wrong, and you're being sensitive. Like I just said, there are white comedians who can tell great black jokes

bronx163
bronx163

Yea right ok.

Heezels
Heezels

Being sensitive about what? I’m Mexican. I don’t care if he’s talking about white folks.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@bronx163 like I said, and like most comedians no matter what race will agree, black comedians overall are funnier than white comedians.
The big difference is white comedians need a gimmick or a schtick, while black comedians can just put a humorous spin on painful experiences and make it hilarious to laugh at their pain.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Heezels not at all. You can research yourself who comedians consider the top 5 best stand ups of comedy. Black or white, it probably goes something like "Red Fox, Richard Prior, George Carlin, Chris Rock, Eddie Murphy"

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@bronx163 to put it in perspective, you're getting upset at a comedian who has been joking like this for 3 decades, and this 3 minutes riled you up. 3 minutes in an hour long special.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Heezels and to prove that most white comedians, even funny ones, need a schtick... Why do so many top white comedians rely on the shlubby henpecked white guy routine? Louis CK, Jim Norton, Jim Gaffigan? I'm not saying they can't be funny, but they're pretty much pulling from the same bucket

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Whereas you couldn't even really compare a Chris Rock to an Eddie Murphy to a Dave Chappelle.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Heezels so his latest special where he talked about the under belly of Hollywood.... How exactly was that "white people... Am I right?"

Heezels
Heezels

Shit you’re not even accurate on the white comedians. There’s joe Rogan, bill burr, bill Maher, Lenny Bruce, Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Norm Macdonald, bill Murray, Andy Kaufman, drew Carrey, Jim Carey, Jerry Seinfeld, Rodney dangerfield, Zach galifinakas, that music duo the flight of the concords. You’re purposefully underselling white comedians. I could do what you’re doing. The only black comedians that are different are Wayne Brady and Eddie Murphy.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Heezels funny list full of legends, and I did mention Bill Burr. He's one of my favorites.

But no one you mentioned is considered a top comedian, arguably.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Heezels Jim carrey was not a top comedian. He's a legendary comedy actor though. The only one in your list that could be arguable for top 5 is Jerry seinfeld.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Heezels of course he should mention black issues, he's a black comedian. So are the top white comedians saying that being pudgy and browbeaten is a white issue?

JBo
JBo

I think wanting more dead kids, of any race, is less than funny. MHO.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Heezels chappelle can touch on black matters and go on to a totally different topic.

Louis CK, funny as he is, his whole set is about being out of shape, unattractive, and morally abject. He IS funny, but that's pretty much the same talking point for most of the top white comedians.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

By the way, this is fun. I love talking stand-up.

Heezels
Heezels

Dude, you’re purposefully dancing around the point at hand and moving the goal posts.

Look. I understand there’s a whole wealth of nuance to a comedian like Dave Chappelle or Chris rock. But to not pick on a list of comedy legends just to say black people are funnier is so disingenuous. Keep in mind your claim is that one race is funnier than another.

My point is that it doesn’t matter which race is funnier because of the vary nuances you’re talking about with Dave Chappelle. I can say with 100% accuracy that Dave will touch on race at least three times in a special.

Is the same reason why George lopez touches on “mi familia...” and Louis CK touches on schluby crude humor. It’s easy. They’re out there working a crowd, and every comedian needs a good set of low jokes to build on. The best comedians do it subtly and intricately, like Dave Chappelle. But if you’re gonna sit there and say on race is funnier than another, and sell that as fact. I’ll just sit back and say, “yeah... well my dad could kick your dad’s ass” because that’s the level of intellectual discussion we’re having here.

CopsKidTwo
CopsKidTwo

YEAH. It's seriously messed up. Why would anyone say that--especially after a massacre in a high school? It's more than just poor taste. It's a serious lack of humanity.

Mango
Mango

Thanks a bunch Chris, for putting even more black kids at risk, by encouraging them to have a crappy, confrontational attitude when they have an encounter with police.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@CopsKidTwo
What? The special was recorded well before Parkland, and released last week.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Heezels
Well, I'll refer to other comedians then. Most of their favorite professionals in their same field are black.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Heezels and for the record, my argument isn't black comedians as a whole are funnier than white comedians. My argument is why are people getting mad now, when Chris Rock has been speaking like this his whole career? If you weren't familiar with Chris Rock's comedy up until this point, you're wasting energy being mad at something you shouldn't care about.

kenglehart
kenglehart

I think Chris Rock needs to be put away. Anyone that promotes killing of any kind has a screw loose. He needs mental help & should be put away.

Reycab28
Reycab28

Every white peoples said same joke maybe every liberal media put is racism,the problem is one black stupid comedian said no is racism,is time to stopping this comedian and political when said dangerous racy comments

killer93
killer93

Where does rock get his info? Cops shoot twice as many white people then black so get your facts straight

Pilot350
Pilot350

Why is it okay to promote racism towards the white man? If a white comedian promoted killing blacks the naacp would be filling a lawsuit and I'm sure it'd be all over the news. The issue no matter what your race is, is respect. If you don't respect anyone how are you going to respect a police officer. Making comedy of racism, is really racism.

charlesjandecka
charlesjandecka

I wonder if this crackpot is aware doctors & nurses murder more black babies than than white babies? It is called abortion.

Papa Cooz
Papa Cooz

Comedians have always been on the edge. I'm sure he doesn't really want to see anyone killed. He's trying to be funny. It may not be funny or make you laugh. It is not meant to be serious.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

You would think Netflix would review a program before putting it on air. I may have to rethink my subscription.... Maybe Chris Rock wants equal killing on both sides considering blacks killing blacks is extremely high....Gang violence far surpasses any cops shooting them and stats show cops shoot more whites than blacks. I guess they need to complain racism in order to justify what they're doing to their own communities. Sad thing, little ones are being shot because they got in the way when bullets fly

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Hi_estComnDenomn every time you write a comment you expose yourself as a racist. Blacks are funnier than whites is purely subjective. I could make a comment about whites being smarter than blacks.....and of course I would be right, don't you think? If that upsets you, than you know how your comments are interpreted. Defending a black comedian who makes jokes about killing someone in todays climate is ignorant. School shootings didn't just start last week, it's been an ongoing problem in this country for decades.

charlesjandecka
charlesjandecka

Funny how being a stage clown, in front of a friendly throng, requires no courage, let alone life/death acuity.
And is this numbskull aware of the black murder rates in black neighborhoods? Or has he calculated the millions of black children slaughtered, with surgical precision, by doctors & nurses in abortion clinics?

dfnizzi
dfnizzi

I have been a Chris Rock fan for years, but as a retired police officer, listening to this new routine has turned me away from him. Nobody wants to shoot anybody but it happens in this line of work.