“Debbie Reynolds died a day after her daughter did! Black Mama’s don’t die cuz they kids do!They cry and say God don’t make no mistakes!”
This is what actor D.L Hughley decided to tweet out to his thousands of followers after learning that actress Debbie Reynolds had died at age 84. Reynolds suffered a deadly stroke one day after her daughter, actress Carrie Fisher, passed away following cardiac arrest.
Many people in the entertainment industry offered their condolences to two women who were known as much for their strong bond as their individual impacts on pop culture.
But that’s not what Hughley wanted to express, and people did not react well to it.
“In what universe did @RealDLHughley believe he was witty, clever or funny in his insensitive tweet about Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds?” one fan wrote.
People then began tweeting memes and messages to Hughley, damning him for his insensitive comment.
Despite the backlash, Hughley didn’t back down from his comment and even defended himself to several tweets.
“Do u I actually I care what u think of what I said?” Hughley told one Twitter user.
As of 11:45 a.m. EST, the tweet had not been deleted.