D.L. Hughley: "Black Women Are Angry All the Time"

The comedian expresses a controversial opinion.

Posted: 11/01/2012 09:00 AM EDT
D.L. Hughley

D.L. Hughley may be a king of comedy, but many women won't be laughing when they hear his latest controversial statements. 

The actor and comedian, speaking on NPR while promoting his new book I Want You to Shut the Fawk Up: How the Audacity of Dopes is Ruining America, had this to say about Black women:

"I’ve never met an angrier group of people. Like Black women are angry just in general. Angry all the time. My assessment, just in my judgment, you either are in charge or they’re in charge, so there’s no kind of day that you get to rest."

Hughley goes on to say that his wife is the only Black woman he can stand, perhaps due in no small part to the fact that, as Hughley himself admits, she's one of the few Black women who can stand him. 

The comedian defended himself against an inevitable backlash by reminding listeners that he has long been an advocate for celebrities who make controversial statements: "I have defended Michael Richards for the N-word. I’ve defended Tracy Morgan for his comments. I defended Rush Limbaugh. It is the idea that they have the right to say it." 

While it's true that Hughley has a right to say what's on his mind, it's pretty clear he's not counting on the support of Black women for book sales. 


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