Gary Owen Responds to Backlash Over Inviting Adele to the Cookout

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 09:  Comedian Gary Owen visits The Build Series to discuss his new BET Show "The Gary Owen Show" at AOL HQ on November 9, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo: Mireya Acierto/FilmMagic)

Gary Owen Responds to Backlash Over Inviting Adele to the Cookout

He explained everything on The Real.

Published February 15, 2017

Black Twitter wasted no time in checking comedian Gary Owen after he made the executive decision to invite Adele to "the cookout" after her gracious gesture to Beyoncé during her Album of the Year acceptance speech at the Grammys.

Owen appeared on the latest episode of The Real, where he addressed the backlash with a bit of his signature comedic flare.

First, take a look at Owen's original comments, below:

  1. While seated at the table with the panel of ladies, he said, "A year ago, I allegedly got traded for Stacey Dash, so I thought this was my first chance to speak up as a Black male, was to say, 'Yo, she can come to the barbecue.'"

    He continued that he realized why some of his Black followers were advising him to take a step back.

    "It was very apparent on Twitter and Instagram [that] you're a guest to the barbecue and I was that guest that brought a guest," he added.

    Take a look at the hilarious segment, below:

    #PressPlay: Baby steps Gary baby steps 😩😩😩 via @TheRealDayTime #GaryOwen

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  2. Black Twitter lovingly made sure to let the comedian know that he needed to reel back on the invites a bit. Take a look, below:

Watch more with Gary Owen in the video, above.

Written by John Justice

(Photo: Mireya Acierto/FilmMagic)


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