SMDH: The Emmys Managed To Shade Both Charlie Murphy And Dick Gregory

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SMDH: The Emmys Managed To Shade Both Charlie Murphy And Dick Gregory

Unacceptable.

Published September 18, 2017

The Emmys made history last night by finally honoring African-Americans in the directing and writing categories for comedy, but there were also some major gaffes. Nope, it wasn't just cutting off Sterling K. Brown's epic speech — it was even worse.

During the Emmys' in-memoriam segment, where they honor people we've lost, they left out both Charlie Murphy, who passed away on April 12, 2017, and Dick Gregory, who died on August 19. Even Common was shocked by the snub:

Charlie Murphy was on countless TV shows like Power, The Boondocks and, of course, Chappelle's Show. He was also Eddie Murphy's brother. 

Dick Gregory was a comedy icon who has been on TV since 1967. 

Producers with lesser names were honored in the segment. We are sure an apology will be coming soon.

For more on the history of Black folks and award shows, check out the BET Breaks video, above.

Written by Renee Samuel

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