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.
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!
— DL Hughley (@RealDLHughley) December 29, 2016
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.”
@RealDLHughley 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.
— Judith Benezra (@JudithBenezra) December 29, 2016
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.
@RealDLHughley as if we needed more proof that you aren't funny.
— Rhythm & Bewbs (@Suite_Tea) December 29, 2016
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.
— Erick Fernandez (@ErickFernandez) December 29, 2016
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.
@ErickFernandez I'm sick of this strong black woman trope. We suffer great pain over a loss, too.
— Linda Mitchell (@lindaemitchell) December 29, 2016
— Cheddar Baè Biscuit (@T_dot_Lee_PhD) December 29, 2016
— Jenny Han (@jennyhan) December 29, 2016
@RealDLHughley somehow you have managed to trivialize the death of two beloved phenoms and the pain of black mothers who lost their kids.
— 3D Editing Graduate (@DancesWidLesbos) December 29, 2016
@RealDLHughley I don't know if this is more offensive to the Reynolds/Fisher family, black women,or moms in general. And wasn't even funny????????
— Out Rae Geous (@_TheOpinion) December 29, 2016
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) December 29, 2016
— Justin Cordero (@Justinian9) December 29, 2016