Chris Rock Comments on Pit Bulls, Losses Richard Pryor Movie
Chris Rock on Michael Vick and dogfighting. Rock’s rant on the Jay Leno Show cost him a lead in an upcoming movie on the life of Richard Pryor. Jennifer Pryor’s widow (Pryor’s widow) was not amused.
Rock comments included, “What the hell did Michael Vick do? Pit Bulls ain’t even real dogs! Dogs have never been good to black people!”
Out of context some, and he did mean to be funny….but really. Pryor’s widow, Jennifer, was outraged saying. “For your information, Chris, what Michael Vick did was to torture,
drown, electrocute and murder dogs all for fun and for profit! He went
to prison for felony animal cruelty! That’s what he did! . . . These
types of comments only encourage abuse and misunderstanding of this
breed, as well as actual dog-fighting. Clearly this part of your latest
stand-up routine would not make Richard laugh!”
I can’t find a video of Rock on Leno’s show, but check this out and watch for yourself, though he was more harsh on pit bulls and even less harsh on Vick with Leno..