DL Hughley Slammed for Race-Tinged Debbie Reynolds Death Joke

“As if we needed more proof that you aren’t funny,” writes a Twitter user

Last Updated: December 29, 2016 @ 8:40 AM

Comedian DL Hughley tweeted out a message following the death of Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds death — and it didn’t go over too well.

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,” Hughley wrote Wednesday night after the death of the Oscar-nominated actress (and mother of “Star Wars” icon Carrie Fisher).

The comedian was commenting on the unfortunate fact that Reynolds died just a day after Fisher passed away  following a pre-Christmas heart attack.

The tweet garnered the attention of plenty of social media users who mostly called the actor out on his insensitivity.

“As a human being you could have more compassion,” wrote one Twitter user. “As a father you could have more heart. As a comedian, you should have a seat.”

While most shared the same sentiments, others found it the perfect opportunity to point out that Hughley’s tweet nor Hughley himself were funny at all.

“As if we needed more proof that you aren’t funny,” wrote another user.

The rest of the social media world seemed to just wonder what would possess the comedian to think that tweeting something like that is acceptable.

Reynolds was hospitalized after reportedly suffering a possible stroke on Wednesday and died later that day. Her death comes one day after Fisher died after suffering a heart attack on a transatlantic flight last week. She was 60.

See some of the reactions below.

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