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Comedian Doubles Down After He's Slammed For Mocking Matthew Perry's Death

Comedian and former 'SNL' writer Kevin Brennan sparked outrage after he openly mocked Matthew Perry's death on X, formerly Twitter, in a series of posts.

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The masses flooded to social media to express their shock and heartbreak over the news of Matthew Perry's death on Saturday.

The actor was found unresponsive in a hot tub at his Los Angeles home, and his death was confirmed by Capt. Scot Williams of the Los Angeles Police Department’s robbery-homicide division. He was 54.

And while friends and fans alike shared lovely tributes to their beloved Chandler, one comedian used his platform to mock Perry's death.

Former Saturday Night Live writer Kevin Brennan sparked outrage after tweeting a link to TMZ's coverage of the story and writing:


Needless to say, the tweet was met with outrage—but Brennan didn't apologize.

In fact, he doubled down on his sentiment and continued to post insensitive comments and responses.

Replying to a user who asked Brennan why he found drowning in a hot tub to be humorous, the comedian (term used loosely) replied:

"Because it's not very deep."

After media outlets called him out for "mocking" Perry's death, Brennan once again took to social media to spew his callousness, reacting to the criticism by tweeting:

"I didn't mock it. I just thought it was funny."
"But I do love it when junkies die."


Brennan later joked about the backlash:

"Am I trending yet?"

People on X let Brennan know that his attempt at a joke was a complete fail.

While Perry did struggle with addiction to alcohol and pain medication for decades, the actor did dedicate his life to helping others who struggled.

Last October, Perry revealed to The New York Times that he had been completely sober since early 2021.

And he had said many times over that he wanted to be remembered for helping others accomplish the same.

According to the LA Medical Examiner's office, the official cause of death is not likely to be declared for a few weeks. No foul play was suspected.