Friday, 23 October 2015

Chris Rock posts controversial joke about Lamar Odom

Many stars have taken to social media to post their support for Lamar Odom as he recovers after being found unconscious at a Las Vegas brothel last week.

And Chris Rock took his own approach when addressing the situation.

The 50-year-old comedian took to Twitter on Thursday night to share a joke about the 35-year-old former NBA player that stirred a bit of controversy online.

he Top Five actor, writer and director shared an image from Someecards of a drawing of an older man getting yelled at by his wife emblazoned with the text: 'Here's to Lamar Odom on being the first guy in history to have coke and hookers save his marriage.'

He captioned the image from the free online e-cards service which usually parodies sentiments found on regular greeting cards to his 3.59million followers with the caption: 'Stay strong Lamar.'

Several of his fans saw the tweet as cruel as one even wrote to him: 'Chris I like u but am disappointed n u 4 this joke about Lamar. The man is still ncritical condition. Have some (heart emoji) Chris #notcool.'

Other's wrote 'Too soon. Shame on you, Rock.',  'Way too soon for this' and 'this tweet truly disappointed me. Bless your heart Chris.'
Odom is currently recovering in a Los Angeles-area hospital after awakening from a coma that followed a four-day bender at a brothel in Nevada.

His reality star wife Khloe Kardashian, 31, called off their divorce on Wednesday. 
The questionable tweet came just days after the confirmation that Chris will serve as host of the 2016 Oscars. 

He will return as master of ceremonies for The 88th Academy Awards - 11 years after he first presided over the ceremony to mixed reviews.


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