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Chris Rock Sparks Debate About Racism After Sharing Betty White Meme About Mass Shootings

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Gallows humor refers to making a joke about a serious situation.

That's what Chris Rock and many other people of color did online after the latest mass shootings.


However not everyone thought the joke was funny.

Rock shared a meme on Instagram that had been making the rounds on Twitter.

Don't get it?



Get it now?

While most of the comedians on Rock's Instagram were laughing it up...

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...some people...

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Same on Twitter as well.



Apparently it's OK to refer to people of color as "thugs" and "animals" but a Black man points out a fact about recent acts of domestic terrorism in the United States and everyone loses their minds.

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But the "reverse racism" crowd got some pushback.

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But one person nailed the issue.

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Unless you're out here posting the same outrage when it's all people of color being targeted, your argument about stating a fact about a small, specific group of White people lacks merit.