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Gilbert Gottfried's Final Instagram Post Threw Some Hilariously Shady Support Behind Chris Rock

Gilbert Gottfried's Final Instagram Post Threw Some Hilariously Shady Support Behind Chris Rock
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Comedian Gilbert Gottfried left us on a punchline—at least on Instagram, anyway.

The legendary comedian's final post on the platform as well as on Twitter before he passed away Tuesday was a take on the now infamous "slap heard round the world" at last month's Oscars when Will Smith hit Chris Rock during the telecast.

In the post, Gottfried made his position on the incident known with a delightfully shady one-liner for a caption.

See the post below.

Along with a photo of himself and Rock, Gottfried wrote:

"Which is the worst crime? Chris Rock being physically assaulted or Chris Rock telling a joke?"

Gottfried had made the post the day after the incident, which touched off after Rock made a joke about Smith's wife Jada Pinkett Smith's shaved head that many found offensive because she suffers from alopecia.

Gottfried was a prolific comedian known for his loud and abrasive voice which also made him a go-to voiceover talent, most notably in the Disney film Aladdin.

He and Rock were friends from the comedy scene and also starred in two Eddie Murphy films together, 1987's Beverly Hills Cop II and 1998's Doctor Dolittle.

They were also both featured in the 2005 documentary The Aristocrats, about a long-running classic—and very, very filthy—joke that scores of comedians have done over the years. Gottfried's spin on the joke at a 2001 celebrity roast is among the most legendary.

On social media, many loved his post about Chris Rock and felt it was a fitting exit for the iconic comedian.









Gottfried passed away earlier this week of complications from recurrent ventricular tachycardia, a heart condition related to myotonic dystrophy type II, a degenerative muscle disease with which Gottfried struggled for many years. He was 67 years old.