Comedian Eddie Murphy is making the press rounds to promote his upcoming Netflix film, “Dolemite is My Name,” and we guess he’s aware enough of cancel culture to know that some reporter at the Des Moines Register might go through his old stand-up specials on VHS and find something incriminating there. So now he’s downplaying comedy classics like “Raw” as “ignorant.”
— Kyle Smith (@rkylesmith) September 28, 2019
**23 years ago. https://t.co/GG5LfhJiBM
— Ben (@BenHowe) September 28, 2019
“I was a young guy processing a broken heart, you know, kind of an a–hole,” Murphy admitted of his controversial jokes.
Today, Murphy confesses that “Raw” is “a bit much, my goodness.”
His early stand-up often delved into racial, gender and homosexual stereotypes, including jokes about the AIDS epidemic. He now recognizes those jokes as “ignorant,” in addition to originally apologizing to the masses in 1996.
If there are any of his old films that should make him cringe, they should be stuff like “Norbit” and “The Adventures of Pluto Nash.” “Raw” was hilarious.
NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! They got him, too!!
— DJ Accel (@DJaccel) September 28, 2019
That’s unfortunate. It’s brilliant.
— Santos L. Halper (@Cromulentness) September 28, 2019
Is Eddie Murphy trying to cancel himself?
— ♻️Polluticorns Bane? (@RE_cyclops_) September 28, 2019
Really because that old material is the only reason he still has any fans.
— Corn PopKat is All In?SRV? (@KatIsAllInSRV) September 28, 2019
Good call Eddie, save that shot on SNL
— johndenny77 (@johndenny774) September 28, 2019
Did Loren Michaels make him come out and say this before his appearance on SNL?
Considering they just canned someone for his racist jokes?
— chris d (@crsmik1) September 28, 2019
Erase your past w/ apologies or be cancelled. That's what it's come to. Sad.
— TechTruthTellerOfficial (@Tech_TruTeller) September 28, 2019
Stop It Already! OMG it’s comedy
— Robbie (@RobbieGlessman) September 28, 2019
"Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa!" Murphy cried at the altar of Cancel Culture
— Destructive Chemistry (@DestructiveChem) September 28, 2019
The one lesson learned in all of this hysteria is, never apologize for anything.
— TJBrown (@TJBrown04668472) September 28, 2019
Why apologize when they will never ever forgive him anyway? Admitting guilt will just make them feel more righteous when they try to ruin him.
— The Bad Elf (@The_BadElf) September 28, 2019
Eddie Murphy apologizes for accidentally being funny decades ago.
— Pirate Steve (@PirateSteveYar) September 28, 2019
This is not O-tay.
— grammieluli (@grammieluli) September 28, 2019
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