Excerpt: Wanda Sykes Shuts Chris Rock Down


Chris Rock seemed to be, indirectly, suggesting there were or could be laws against Tract Morgan’s right to free speech, which there aren’t. Morgan had the legal right to say what he did, just as the millions who stand against him, including Sykes, have the right to condemn his speech, and even to classify it as hate speech, which, as the Westboro Baptist Church (aka, “God Hates Fags,”) proved in the supreme Court earlier this year, is still protected by our Constitution.

Wanda Sykes response was simple and elegant, and she opted to not mention Chris Rock by name.

“Ok, piss’d reading, “I don’t want 2 live n a world where Tracy can’t say…” I Do! U Keep the world, just break me off an evolved country,” Sykes tweeted Friday night.

– From a post in The New Civil Rights Movement, June 11

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  • Lyonside

    WHY, oh WHY do people insist that “free speech” (which technically refers to the government, not ordinary citizens) means we all have to listen to any crap anyone has to say and NOT respond accordingly? Morgan says a bunch of heinous bullsh– in public, and the public responds accordingly. THAT is civil discourse, THAT is a free society.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, I do thank Wanda Sykes for hold up her hand and putting her foot down on the ugliness from Morgan, Rock, and Roland Martin. 

    And this:

    “Ok, piss’d reading, “I don’t want 2 live n a world where Tracy can’t say…” I Do! U Keep the world, just break me off an evolved country…”

    Unlike Tina Fey’s weird “[Morgan] is too sleepy and self-centered to be offensive” comment stuck in her condemnation of Morgan, Sykes offers a master’s class on effective humor in a denouncement.