DL Hughley, your fans are calling you out, sir!
According to a new petition on Change.org by Kirsten West Savali, over 500 people are calling for DL Hughley to publicly apologize for comments he made on his radio show about the split up of Columbus Short and Tanee McCall-Short. On his show he said, “The star of one of the hottest dramas in the country, chokes the f*ck out of his wife? That doesn’t ever happen. I don’t think it happened first off. Like the time Warren Sapp was getting ready to do the Super Bowl and some broad said that he raped her. There are just as many examples of women lying on men in the middle of divorce proceedings to get what they want as there are men who actually do anything. My point is if he did what she’s alleging he did, she could still get all that she’s going to have and not bring it up now when it damages his market value that she’s going to be impacted by. If he loses that job nobody’s living in Calabasas anymore.”
The abuse of Black women and anyone is abhorrent and should not be joked about. Not only are the comments not funny, they paint women as disposable gold diggers whose well-being shouldn’t be anyone’s concern.
He continued, “I guarantee you, three years from now she’s going to be thinking, ‘Damn, I should have shut the f*ck up…women always running out the mouth when they shouldn’t.'” Then he took things a step further by saying, “This bitch was thirsty. The bitch was thirsty. What, she gone go back to dancing? She gone f*ck her money up?”
Is domestic violence a punch line? Clearly DL and those who support him think that it is. According to the Institute of Domestic Violence In The African American Community (IDVAAC), African American men who batter are higher in jealousy and the need for power and control in the relationship. Furthermore, “According to a new study released in time for Domestic Violence Awareness Month this October, a new study shows that African-American women are at far greater risk of experiencing one of the most egregious forms of domestic violence than other groups. A recent report by the Violence Policy Center (VPC) in Washington, D.C. found that black women are about three times more likely to die at the hands of a current or ex-partner than members of other racial backgrounds.
DL, none of this is funny.