Can we please get DL Hughley off the air?

From Kirsten West Savali:
...During a recent episode of his radio show, comedian D.L. Hughley, who once said that black women were the angriest people he’s ever met, weighed in on the story. This black man, who for some reason has been given a platform that reaches millions of people, used that platform to viciously attack McCall-Short by calling her a “thirsty bitch” and a “thirsty hoe,” who should have kept her mouth closed to get more money from her impending divorce.

“I think that broad shouldn’t be telling all his business if she gone take him to court,” said Hughley.

He dismisses the concerns of his female co-host, Jasmine Sanders, to converse with male co-host Steve Wilson because he has “nuts.” As Wilson intermittently laughs in the background, Hughley stops just short of calling McCall-Short a liar whose friends posed as witnesses to her abuse. “I don’t think you believe half the shit you saying right now, Jasmine,” said Hughley as Wilson laughed. “This bitch was thirsty. The bitch was thirsty. What, she gone go back to dancing? She gone f**k her money up?”

In a shockingly sexist move, he played the “emotional” card to silence Sanders, who continued to inject seriousness into the conversation, by repeatedly asking her what was wrong with her, even going so far as to feign concern and ask if she needed a hot water bottle.

Laugh it up, folks. Abused black women are the joke of the day.

...“When you’re very young, you’re very volatile,” Hughley said. “I’ve been in situations where the police were called. I don’t believe that every time someone says something in the heat of anger, they actually mean it. Everybody want a thug dude, a passionate dude, until you gotta live with your mother in an undisclosed location. You know what kind of dude you picked. Stop it.” Sanders chimed in and said, “I don’t think that’s always the case.” Hughley’s response? “Well, you’re dumb.”
See...this is why situations like Columbus Short getting himself fired are so complicated. They have ripple effects which go on and on and on....

Let's shuck right down to the cobb, people: Hughley is most likely upset that a fellow black man lost his job on a used-to-be-a-hit show.  Columbus Short as Harrison Wright was an educated, polished character (a la Dr. Preston Burke) and the fantasy of millions.  Now, in the minds of people like Hughley, Short didn't fuck up and get fired.  No, no, no; in his mind Short was simply betrayed and destroyed by a woman, and everything that's happening now is all her fault.
The star of one of the hottest dramas in the country, chokes the f*ck out of his wife? That doesn’t ever happen. I don’t think it happened first off. Like the time Warren Sapp was getting ready to do the Super Bowl and some broad said that he raped her (Oh yes, he went there).

There are just as many examples of women lying on men in the middle of divorce proceedings to get what they want as there are men who actually do anything. My point is if he did what she’s alleging he did, she could still get all that she’s going to have and not bring it up now when it damages his market value that she’s going to be impacted by. If he loses that job nobody’s living in Calabasas anymore.”

“I guarantee you, three years from now she’s going to be thinking, ‘Damn, I should have shut the f*ck up … women always running out the mouth when they shouldn’t.’ This b*tch was thirsty. The b*tch was thirsty. What, she gone go back to dancing? She gone f*ck her money up?”
~ DL Hughley (Source)
First of all, let me get this out of the way: I don't know why DL Hughley or Steve Harvey or Tyrese, for that matter is still relevant.  Of all the Kings of Comedy, he was the least entertaining and I fast-forward through his segment every single time.  Of all the Kings who got shows after the movie, his was - again - the least entertaining.  I don't even know why he carries the title of King of Comedy; this Negro ain't even a Duke.  And seriously, y'all, this whole I-used-to-be-someone-for-five-minutes-and-now-I-have-a-radio-show-'cause-God-forbid-I-get-a-real-job schtick is some bullshit.

So for one...there's that.

Two, I am not sorry for Columbus Short.  I am not sorry he got himself fired and I'm not sorry that the loud flushing sound we all hear is his career going down the toilet.  I'm sorry that fans of color are losing what little they have to enjoy in mainstream media because some of these privileged celebrity types don't know how to STFU and get their shit together.  Columbus Short is 31 years old and going through his second divorce (makes you wonder what caused the first).  He was also involved in a violent altercation at a restaurant with a stranger (and could face up to four years in prison).  Clearly, this is someone who has issues and needs to get his shit together.

Hughley has since apologized for his comments, but I call bullshit.  Seems to me that he sensed he was about to get himself fired from whatever meager check he's eking out these days and is now trying to cover his own ass.

Should he get fired though, I'd love to see whom he'd blame then.

Comments

  1. He'll blame angry black women for not supporting him because somehow it's always the black woman's fault. And we know how fond of us he is.

    And the way he treated his co-host while tearing down Tanee Short was stomach churning. I felt the strong urge to beat the breaks off his ignant ass.

    I don't know who is checking for him anyway or why he has a radio show. He ain't been funny since... Well he ain't never been funny in my opinion with his bitter ass. And as for that non-apology, he can miss us with that bs.

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  2. Yeah, DL Hughley and his ilk said the same kind of crap about Darren Sharper who is a serial rapist who was drugging women all over the country to facilitate his crimes.
    These same tired Ashy Larries were saying that there was no way Darren Sharper raped anyone b/c he is rich and "good-looking." Yeah, they went there too.
    If you are a black person who is willing to pathologize BW or BP, YT will pay you good money.

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  3. Now that is somebody who should have been fired from their job.

    Daryl makes me sooooo sick. I really didn't think he had it him to stoop that low. Some people will do anything to stay relevant and to make money. It's crazy. He needs to admit he's not funny nor has he never been.He's as relevant as a one hit wonder.

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  4. I cannot stand DL Hughley. He's never been funny, he's never been inciteful, and he's always been a grade a all around jack-arse! Even as a child i knew there wasn't nothing entertaining about this guy. I remember a couple of years ago he went on a whole long tirade about how nobody actually likes black women and how we're angry and bitter all the time and yadda ya. And of course who can forget his defense of the Don Imus/Nappy-headed hoes thing. This coming from a man with a wife of almost 30 years and 2 daughters. SMH. I don't know why anyone gives this clown the time of day.

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    1. This coming from a man with a wife of almost 30 years and 2 daughters.

      You gotta wonder what goes on in that house.

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    2. You gotta wonder what goes on in that house.

      .....Mmmmm this reminds me of something that happened when I was a kid. I remember going to a school friends house. We got along really well but I lived on the South Side of Chicago and he lived in the suburbs, a wealthy one on the lakefront, and we were boys and girls around the time kids that age are going through puberty( I was ten, and already my adult height, taller than him) So because of all these things we only ever hung out at school or during extracurricular activities. We had never been to each others homes.

      We both got assigned some project, so we decided to go to his house to work on it. I met both of his parents, both of whom were dark skinned. My friend was fair skinned but he looked just like his father. I commented on the resemblance, I think I made a joke about him having an older brother or something. Anyway we mess around and get our work done. And then we both decide to go outside and play basketball. His parents ask me to stay for dinner and offer to drive me home. I agreed, naturally.

      So we go outside onto the front porch, play a few games, and then we head back in just in time to hear his parents discussing me:
      " What do you think of her?"(the mother)
      "Well I can see he obviously likes her, and I can see why....but she's just too dark skinned for him."(the father)
      "I agree. What kind of mother lets her child spend so much time outside? She needs to stay out of the sun, before she gets any darker."(the mother)

      I'm brown skinned, not that it makes any difference. But this conversation made me feel uncomfortable for reasons I understand now but that I didn't understand at the time. The dinner and everything else about the visit was normal for the most part. During the ride home his father kept making weird sexist jokes about us growing up to get married and how I was the first girl he brought home and how I needed to get in the kitchen and learn how to cook soon if I wanted to keep my friend interested in me because his son loved to eat. We kept insisting we weren't interested in each other that way. My friend said that he thought of me as "his boy" even though I was a girl.

      I actually told him to drop me off at my aunts house because she lived in a nice suburb. (Me and the friend had pre agreed to this because we thought his parents would be freaked out about him being friends with a girl who lived in the projects.)

      Both of the boy's parents were and still are very heavily involved in civil rights issues. And I guess they suspected my friend was developing an interest in me and they felt threatened by his interest because......I was too black. I remember how he used to put on lots of sunscreen(we'd clown on him and call him "Casper") and wear long sleeves, even in the summer. Self hate, and sexism is definitely learned at home. And I'm still friends with the boy, long distance friends, but as far I know all he's dated has been light skinned hispanic/white/asian women. And even though they are very educated, women the one he finally settled down with was a homemaker and I don't think that's any coincidence. And I know his parents basically encouraged him to do that but I cannot for the life of me understand why? How can two self hating people get together, create a child, and then encourage that child to basically create grandchildren that don't resemble them at all?

      People like DL and my friends parents exist basically.

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  5. How exactly does a man with a black wife and two daughters make these kind of misogynist statements? I have never been a fan of his brand of humor. He just was never funny to me. I remember sitting in the movie theater years ago, watching "Kings of Comedy" and when Hughley's turn to do this routine came up, I just remember sitting there thinking, "This guy is not funny." I hope they fire him.

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    1. You may recall that about halfway during his segment, he took to insulting members of the audience rather than continue telling jokes. That seems to be his MO. Make money by simply insulting people.

      And since in America, POC are rewarded for insulting other POC, DL Hughley has settled for just steadily putting black women on blast. That's his bread and butter. That's what keeps him "relevant" year after year.

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    2. "POC are rewarded for insulting other POC, DL Hughley has settled for just steadily putting black women on blast. That's his bread and butter. That's what keeps him "relevant" year after year."

      Thats the thing though, they aren't rewarded well. Not really. Not in the long run. You know why? Because everyone knows the reality,even white people. All that happens to these Uncle Tom's is that they get used and then thrown away when they aren't useful anymore. White people know the real deal with racism just as well as black people do, and D.L. Huguely's type of coonery, they don't respect it. They'll just stab him in the back and throw all his self hating racial rhetoric right back at him as they do it. I've seen this time and time again.

      You need proof? Obama is the TWICE elected President of the United States. Anyone heard from Herman Cain lately? For that matter, didn't D.L. Hugley have a morning show on Fox news? What happened to that? Oh it got canceled.

      Coonery does not pay, plain and simple. Even if people don't like you, no one will respect a person lacking honesty and integrity.

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  6. I've never liked Hughley since his "Comic View" days when he's act was to rip on audience members. I was never amused by this. But all in all, Hughley has proven himself to be a very white black man. Remember, this is the same guy who agreed with Don Imus some years back. He sounds like a minstrel negro who would perform for conservatives and Dixiecrats.

    As for Short, one question I've been having is that from what I gather, his violent episodes started in 2010, as far as I know, before he was a character on Scandal which first aired in 2012. I'm wondering why he got an casted in the first place.

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  7. I realise you put relevant in quotations I was just commenting on the "You have to go along to get along." phenomenon. I've never known ANYONE who gets ANYWHERE doing that. Or I should say, all they do is "get along" thats it. They don't strive, they don't thrive. They just "get along". They aren't being given advancement or honors. They just get used,like a cheap hooker and discarded when they are no longer profitable. And then, of course, they get bitter about being used and then they come back to their own to blame us for it. Thats what all this is about. Hughley is showing his ass for the white media but they do they even know who he is, much less give a f*** about him?

    So who is he showing out for? Who do any of these coons show out for? Their ashamed ancestors? Those are the only people who give half a damn and even they are fed up with his antics. I pay him no mind. If he's bitter because whoring himself to the white man hasn't paid off like he thought it would and its his own fault because nobody respects a whore. ( And when I say whoring, I don't mean sex workers, I mean people, any person, man or woman, who do degrading things, things that they feel compromise their self esteem and integrity, for money or career advancement. I don't think sex work is degrading if it's freely chosen by a person who doesn't feel degraded by doing it.)

    None of there people are winning, no aspiring comedian looks at D.L Hughley and Dave Chappelle and says, " I want to be D.L. Hughley when I make it." Because nobody knows who the hell D.L. Hughley is! Even in the black community he isn't relevant because he left us a long time ago. People who are angry about this had to google his name to even recognise who was saying it. Look at D.L Hugley and Dave Chappelle and tell me whos winning? D.L. Hughley wishes he had the kind of fame Dave Chappelle turned his back on.

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    1. Most of it is that they don't give a rat's rear or that they think throwing other Negroes under the bus makes them 'special' to the white media elite. Either way they don't seem to get how expendable they are as well.

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  8. How does this guy keep getting work? He has never been funny and has a long history of black women hating. Who signs his checks? Other men who hate black women?

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  9. Now D.L. should learn what it is to be a man.

    Not trying to get off the subject, but I've read a sad but heroic story about a little 8 year old boy who died trying to save his older sister from her attacker. Martin Cobb( Source:The Grio) was only a baby but even at his very young age, this boy could have taught a grown ignoramus like D.L. what it is to be a man. Martin didn't have a father, yet he was taught to defend women and his family in their time of need and he did just that.

    Martin sacrificed his young life for his older sister yet that grown fool(D.L) think that putting down Black women and celebrating them being abused is a great thing. I feel bad for his family. If the wife is in it for the money, it isn't worth it. I'm afraid that his kids will become the the pathetic loser that their father is. Little Martin was only a child but he was far more of a man than he was. When D.L. learns what it is to be one ,he should let the world know because..so far ..he clueless of what it means. Far as I'm concerned he's a poor excuse of a man and human being

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  10. I've never liked the guy, i knew something was up when he had his show. Like I've only remembered how he was talking to his son like he was stupid on the show. Since then I've always wondered about that. and now it makes sense. In fact he and a few other are responsible for the downgrade of black entertainment.

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  11. I can't s-t-a-n-d Hughley he is the very definition of an assclown however I completely disagree about Columbus Short. Either we are going to have a dialogue on DV is this country or we aren't! It seems it only becomes a topic when black men are involved and that's bullshit. ANY man who puts his hands on a woman should have everyone in his ass otherwise what's the point.

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    1. You've been waiting to post on this blog for a while, haven't you?

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    2. If you don't mind guest posts then I'm all for it. I might steal some thunder though[just kidding]

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  12. I've tried over and over for a while now, too listen to DL Hughley show. Giving him a chance, to make good with me. Never been a big fan, thought I would like the show. His comments are very
    demeaning to women and I get it, that he's a comedian, but disrespectful as to a black sista
    should not be part of his comic act on the air. I have heard him make response jokingly to his
    daughters and call them hookers & laugh which is
    not funny even in comedian style. He refer to
    Jasmine as a hooker several times, she laughed it
    off, & I felt that is very demanding for him to treat
    his cohost in this manner. well, my thought is, give it a minute, he'll be gone.

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