The always outspoken actor and comedian, Chris Rock, pulled no punches when it came to talking about race in America and the Trayvon Martin case in an exclusive interview with men's magazine Details.
On the subject of Trayvon's death, the comedian said there's no room to make jokes.
Rock was asked if he thinks it’s too soon to somehow poke fun at the tragedy, but he explained that the situation is just sad all around:
“There’s no joke there, unfortunately. It’s sad. When you get old, it’s like, ‘Damn it, I’ve seen this.’ I’m from Bed-Stuy.
I marched for Yusuf Hawkins, you know? I don’t totally agree with Bill Cosby. He said it wasn’t racial, it’s a gun issue. Well, it’s a gun-racial issue.
You know what makes you approach a six-foot-three black guy in the middle of the night? A gun. Paul Blart’s not supposed to have a gun.”
Rock makes an interesting point; it’s about guns and race, and not one or the other.
SOURCE: Details Magazine