Chris Rock Gets Death Threats Over Gun Comments

    June 28, 2014
    Mike Tuttle
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Comedian Chris Rock is no stranger to controversy. In fact, it is his stock in trade. The outspoken comic has turned heads many times, talking about topics political and racial.

But Rock’s latest stance has caused a stir that has him a bit spooked.

Rock joined other celebrities at an event in Washington, D.C. last year to support President Obama’s gun control agenda.

“I am just here to support the President of the United States,” Rock said when he attended. “The President of the United States is, you know, our boss. He’s also, you know, the president and the first lady are kinda like the mom and the dad of the country and when your dad says something, you listen.”

Another celebrity in attendance at the event was Amanda Peet. Peet had said at the time that she did not think that gun control would cause other rights in the Bill of Rights to unravel.

“I’m quite certain that it won’t infringe on the Second Amendment and that, you know, I have a lot of friends who own guns,” Peet said. “My husband, when I was dating him, used to go to the gun range quite often. It’s important not to be divisive and not to exaggerate the differences and find places where there is consensus.”

In the aftermath of that event, Chris Rock caught a lot of flack from people who threatened violence against him for his opinion. Rock recently told Chelsea Handler about the difficulties he had to deal with in the wake of his appearance.

“I went to D.C. There was like, some rally about gun control,” he said. “I’m not like a gun … like, ‘Get rid of all the guns,’ but I just don’t think people should have machine guns in their house.”

“So I went down there and I, you know, spoke a little bit about, a little bit on gun control. And then I got all these crazy emails and texts back from people cursing me out on my website, like, ‘I’ll kill you! I’ll kill you, you bastard, I’ll shoot you in the head!’ And I was like, ‘You know what? This ain’t worth it,'” he said, adding, jokingly, “You need a machine gun to go against the gun people!”

It sounds like Chris Rock can talk bout racially-charged topics all he likes, but perhaps he should be careful about guns.

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  • SallyinChicago

    I liked his solution to the gun problem: Charge $5000 for a bullet.

  • turtlepenguin

    people are just to overly sensitive its really sad when people threaten to kill someone because of their opinion.

    • Me

      Threaten to kill someone over a joke!

  • freedom

    I used to be in favor of gun rights, but after witnessing the way right wingnuts behave, I’m not so sure anymore.

  • koko

    You know what happened to the last group of people that surrendered their guns to the united states…They were all killed…They were the native americans….People need to know their history before opening their mouth…if someone needs a gun making them illegal isn’t going to stop them from getting one…its just going to make the person defending themselves weaponless. Sandy Hook was a Hoax of propaganda to get people to back away from guns…people need to do their research and learn whats really going on.

    • josh

      Sandy Hook was a propaganda ??? You’re an idiot. Tell that to the family I know that lost their 8yr old daughter. idiot

      • Cheryl55

        How hard is it to understand that the issue is NOT guns…its completely about mentally ill people and criminals that USE guns! Why not spend your efforts in trying to bring awareness to the THOUSANDS of nuts walking around just waiting to unload a gun, baseball bat, knife, bomb, whatever they can get on innocent people. Guns are NOT the issue…hate to hear people USE those poor innocent kids to make a political point that Is really POINTLESS.

  • Dante Poe

    solve the gun problem removing Chicago, Detroit, New Orleans and Washington DC from the United States… gun murder rate goes down to the safe countries in the worlds level.

  • Russell J Apgar

    Ironic that people are still not talking about the Mental Health issue, Its still take away the gun. Until the mental health issue is seriously discussed these tragedies will continue.

  • Zaphod Beatlebrox

    Chris is very reasonable.

  • Cheryl55

    So surprised that this guy hasn’t had way MORE threats with his mouth…comedian or not everyone should have some boundaries….he thinks he is a Clinton from another mother.

  • basha0810

    I know exactly how Chris feels. I tried to post how I felt about my opposing this gay marriage thing and I got the same threats from the gay/liberal side. I guess it’s in both camps.

  • basha0810

    There are alot of responsible gun owners out there. You take away our guns, force us to accept the gay lifestyle, etc. Is this one sided or what? Taking guns away isn’t going to solve the nations problem. Chris Rock is an idiot and so are those that stand with him. Obama isn’t our “boss.” He’s far from being like my father. What a kiss butt Chris! I’ll take your entire statement as one big joke for the stage because what you said is absolutely stupid.

  • basha0810

    And a shout out to Amanda Peet. I’m sure your husband didn’t stop going to the gun range on his own accord. I’m sure you threatened and brainwashed him into not going because you bullied him.

  • pamiety103

    Why do you need a machine gun at home? Just wondering.

  • Dave

    The President is not “Our Boss” he works for We The People…