Chris Rock on Wednesday shared an article from a conservative outlet on Twitter, causing criticism from leftists.
“Thank God for Jerry,” Chris Rock tweeted with the article titled “Seinfeld’s ‘Comedians In Cars’ Is A Respite From The Insufferable Wokeness Of Comedy.” The article discusses Seinfeld’s Netflix show, in which he has casual and humorous conversations with people without sharing his own politics.
“He isn’t there to blow the lid off of any hot stories, or try to present his own politics as the only way,” Ellie Bufkin writes in the article. “He simply has coffee with people he finds funny, and they discuss, well, whatever they feel like.”
The article goes on to criticize leftist comedians who share their politics, such as late night hosts who are “quite open about their belief that jokes are necessary for comedy as long as there is a powerful, anti-Trump plea to the public.”
Not everyone agreed with Rock, and many were upset that he would even dare share an article from a conservative outlet:
Conservatives welcomed the support from Chris Rock:
Rock himself isn’t always known for keeping his politics out of comedy. In February, his new Netflix special “Tamborine” debuted and in his first bit he joked about law enforcement: "Here's my question," Rock said. "You would think that cops would occasionally shoot a white kid just to make it look good. You would think every couple of months they’d look at their dead n**** calendar and go, ‘Oh my God, we’re up to 16! We gotta shoot a white kid quick!'"
He also said he wants “an equal amount of white kids” shot every month and also wants to see "white mothers on TV, crying, standing next to Al Sharpton, talkin’ about ‘We need justice for Chad.’”