A short segment on The Jay Leno Show during an interview with Chris Rock has got animal activists, dog lovers and pitbull lovers up in arms and rightfully so. I know comedians think they can joke and make fun of anything and everything but some things just are not funny and should not be joked or laughed about. Michael Vick’s crimes for one and as if pitbulls aren’t maligned enough, Chris Rock and Jay Leno had a good laugh. Well, I’m not laughing and I can tell you that there’s a whole lot of people out there who aren’t laughing either. We’re pissed and think torturing and killing innocent animals is just no joking matter!
Here’s what was said on the show;
Jay Leno: “It’s amazing to me that you mistreat a dog and you lose your career and go to jail for two years.”
Chris Rock: “What the hell did Michael Vick do, man? A dog, a pit bull ain’t even a real dog. A pit bull, that’s the white stuff. Dogs are white mans best friend – dogs have never been good to black people.”
Wow, that’s funny, isn’t it? NOT!!
You can see a short clip below of the actual show;
It was posted on YouTube but removed for copyright infringement but I did manage to find a copy and cut it to just the pitbull/Vick comments.
Now, if you think it was funny, as much of the audience obviously did, just did back and chuckle and do nothing. But if you’re pissed and think it was over the line, not something to joke about, then you can do something about it!
Write to NBC and/or the Jay Leno Show and express your outrage that these kinds of comments and minimizing of abuse will not be tolerated – http://www.nbc.com/Footer/Contact_Us/
(Select “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” since they haven’t updated their show list yet.)