Chris Rock has set out to show that driving while Black affects all socio-economic classes through a series of selfies taken during different times where he was pulled over. However, Isaiah Washington has some feedback for the legendary comedian.
Rock was pulled over three times in the past seven weeks: Feb. 13, Feb. 27 and March 30. What is more troubling, however, is that during the most recent incident where he was pulled over, he was not even driving. To document the incident, he posted a selfie with the caption, "I'm not even driving stop by the cops again."
In the caption to another selfie the Good Hair star posted, he wrote, "Stopped by the cops again wish me luck." The photo, posted to his personal Instagram account, shows him in the driver's seat with what seems to be blue police lights flashing through the rear window. Rock did not say whether or not he was ticketed or charged during each stop.
Isaiah Washington, best known for his role on Grey's Anatomy, tweeted, "I sold my $90,000.00 Mercedes G500 and bought 3 Prius's, because I got tired of being pulled over by Police. #Adapt @chrisrock." Twitter quickly clapped back, including Questlove, "Prius won't save you from #DWB @IWashington i know. trust." Also, Elon James White, "And is @IWashington implying that Black folks who drive less expensive cars won't be pulled over by cops? That logic is broken as hell."
In an attempt to explain himself, Washington spoke to Don Lemon's CNN. Check out the video below.
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