Crossing the Line? Chris Rock Jokes About 9/11, Boston Bombing on 'SNL'
Comedian Chris Rock is under fire for some jokes about terror attacks on "Saturday Night Live."
The jokes centered around the construction of the Freedom Tower at Ground Zero and on the Boston Marathon bombing.
Rock sparked an immediate debate on Twitter, with some saying it was awkward and offensive, and others defending Rock's brand of humor.
This opening monologue by Chris Rock on #SNL is a little uncomfortable. Talking Boston marathon bombing and 9/11.
— Simon Ostler (@SimonOstler) November 2, 2014
I love Chris Rock, but this SNL monologue is incredibly awkward and uncomfortable.
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) November 2, 2014
People pissed about Chris Rock doing 9/11 jokes on TV? They have no clue comics have been doing 9/11 jokes in clubs since 9/12 #SNL
— Jason Downs (@DownsAndOut) November 2, 2014
Watch the opening monologue below.
On "Fox and Friends" this morning, Peter Johnson Jr. took issue with Rock using the word "arrogant" to describe the placement of the Freedom Tower.
Watch the monologue below, and let us know what you think: did it cross the line?