Rock, out promoting his new film Madagascar 3, in which he serves as the voice to an animated zebra, said that the similarity between the cross-colored animal and the President was for obvious reasons: they are both half black and half white.
"I wanted to be the lion, you know, king of the jungle and all that, but that didn’t work out…Snake is always good. You know, scare people. Ssss. But I’ll take the zebra.
In honor of our zebra president. Black and white, white and black.…I love our president, but he’s black and white. He appeals to all. And that’s what I am going for."
Rock then said that most African Americans ignore Obama’s whiteness, and consider him to be a black president.
Rock has a point. Obama is referred to as the black President, but we don’t think Chris’ joke was that bad.