It almost seems bizarre that someone actually asked this. But when rappers are slipping Trayvon Martin punchlines into their rhymes, perhaps we need to know what the proper etiquette is when it pertains to jokes about the young manâ€™s death. In a recent interview with Details, Chris Rock was asked about Trayvon Martinâ€™s death and whether it is okay for comedians to crack a joke about Martin and/or George Zimmerman.
DETAILS: Is it too soon to make George Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin jokes?
Chris Rock: Thereâ€™s no joke there, unfortunately. Itâ€™s sad. When you get old, itâ€™s like, â€œDamn it, Iâ€™ve seen this.â€ Iâ€™m from Bed-Stuy. I marched for Yusuf Hawkins, you know? I donâ€™t totally agree with Bill Cosby. He said it wasnâ€™t racial, itâ€™s a gun issue. Well, itâ€™s a gun-racial issue. You know what makes you approach a six-foot-three black guy in the middle of the night? A gun. Paul Blartâ€™s not supposed to have a gun.
Is this a topic that will ever be okay to joke about?