A clip from the year by Chris Rock by Louis C.K. and Ricky Gervais threw the N-word rage over social media after he resurfaced on Saturday, December 22, including comedian and Kathy Griffin
The footage from the HBO Special Talking Funny of the Saturday Night Live alum, 53, told the Louis star, 51, that he is the "blackest white one I do not know, "Louis CK prompted. To answer," You say I'm a Ga? "
" Yes, you're the most jealous f-white king, "Rock replied, laughing at everyone, except Jerry Seinfeld 64, who said he would use the N-word "nowhere".
Gervais, 57, then used the saying to refer to Rock and Louis CK. Use the word on the stage while he and the sitcom veteran do not.
"You and I say, n-ga in private," Louis C.K. said the British comedian. "These two guys do not."
"I gave it up just because it's being played," Rock added.
Seinfeld agreed when Louis C.K. suggested he had probably never used the racial arch.
"That's a big difference between you and me," Louis C.K. Continued
"Well, you've found the humor," Seinfeld said, visibly twisting at the turn the conversation had taken. "I did not find it, and I'm not looking."
A clip of the exchange became viral, with Rock tending to Twitter for short.
"What did Chris Rock think?" Asked a commentator.  "I know black people who are completely familiar with white people saying the n-word in their presence," the journalist tweeted Jemele Hill . "I had to tell some white people that I'm not black. Nor does it say that the only person who felt uncomfortable was Seinfeld.
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Jerry Seinfeld received an honorary doctorate from his alma mater at Queens College, New York on June 2, 1994. Seinfeld told his mother, who was in the audience, that he was finally a doctor.
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Comedian Jerry Seinfeld lifts his award like a football March 10 Following his show, "Seinfeld" was inducted into the 22nd Annual People's Choice Awards Universal City voted Favorite Television Comedy Series.
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(Photo by KMazur / WireImage)  The Comedian Jerry Seinfeld C) and comedians Colin Quinn (L) and Will Ferrell (R) attend a press conference on the "Stand Up for New York" philosophy for the Twin Towers Fund on September 25, 2001 in New York City.
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Jerry Seinfeld and Matthew Broderick backstage for the David Lynch Foundation's "Change Begins Within" at Radio City Music Hall on April 4, 2009 in New York City.
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Comedian Jerry Seinfeld (R) and actor Dick Cavatt attend the Hamptons Concours d & # 39; Elegence Auto Show on June 8, 2003 in Bridgehampton, New York. The fourth annual Concours d & # 39; Elegance, presented by Road and Track Magazine, includes classic vintage cars and sports cars. The event features a lunch and fashion show for the South Fork Breast Health Coalition.
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Comedian Jerry Seinfeld visits a game between the Detroit Pistons and the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center 14, 2012 in the Brooklyn neighborhood of New York City in December.
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"Notice how proud Ricky Gervais is of that he used the n-word, "she added. "And Louis CK basically said he is one because black people are not – t. Chris Rock is crucified, but the other two are making massive smoke. "
Kathy Griffin responded to Hills Tweet and wrote," Jemele did a great job with the racial component. Many Thanks. As an established, professional female comic I can not help but recognize the Bros before the hacking aspect of this clip. Gervais & Louis doubled in front of n word ??? When it came to female comics, well … "
Others likened the controversy to the outcry over Kevin Hart who resurrected homophobic tweets that withdrew him earlier this month as the host of the 2019 Oscars.
] "It's very interesting to see how differently this Chris Rock situation is perceived compared to the situation of Kevin Hart," commented one person, while another tweeted: "The same energy you used for the LGBTQ Community regarding the Kevin Hart Tweets old had to have the same energy you have for this Chris Rock clip. "
None of the clip's comedians have publicly dealt with the fallout, but on Sunday, December 23, Gervais tweeted a photo of himself holding a glass of wine along with the caption:" Laugh , You will be dead soon. Merry Christmas.
Chris Rock over the years
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JANUARY 18: Chris Rock speaks in January at the Riverside Church on January 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai / Getty Images)
Still portrait of American comedian and actor Chris Rock from 1985. (Photo by John D. Kisch / Separate Cinema Archive / Getty Images)
Portrait of the actor and Komikers Chris Rock with a large gold ring over the fingers of his left hand spelling "Gusto" and a big gold dollar sign as a necklace while wearing a costume for his film CB4, Los Angeles, CA, 1993. (Photo by Anthony Barboza / Getty Images)
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NEW YORK – OCTOBER 1997: American comedian and actor Chris Rock poses for a portrait in front of a house mirror in October 1997 in New York, New York. (Photo by Catherine McGann / Getty Images)
369098 03: Actor and comedian Chris Rock and film director Spike Lee watch the action during the New York Knicks Vs. Miami Heat Playoff Basketball Game May 9, 2000 In Miami, Fl. (Photo by Marc Serota / Getty Images)
UNITED STATES – FEBRUARY 2: Actor comedian Chris Rock at the Essex House Hotel. (Photo by Susan Watts / NY Daily News Archive About Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, USA: Oscar presenter Chris Rock (L) and actor Adam Sandler present nominees for the Best Adapted Screenplay during the 77th Annual Academy Awards on February 27th 2005 at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / Timothy A. CLARY (Photo credits should read: TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP / Getty Images)
NEW YORK – MAY 23: (US TABLOIDS OUT) Actor Chris Rock joins MTV's Total Request Live to promote the "The Longest Yard" on May 23, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer / Getty Images)
PASADENA, California – September 25: Actor Chris Rock receives the award for an Outstanding Supporting Actor in a feature film on September 25, 2005 at the BET Comedy Icon Awards in the Pasadena Civic Auditorium Pasadena, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci / Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CA – APRIL 1: Actor Chris Rock and his daughter arrive at the 19th Annual Kid's Choice Awards which took place on April 1, 2006 at the Pauley Pavilion UCLA in Westwood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison / Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES: Stand-up comedian and actor Chris Rock speaks on February 11, 2007 at the 49th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. AFP PHOTO / Robyn BECK (image credits should read ROBYN.) BECK / AFP / Getty Images)
NEW YORK – MARCH 13: (US TABS OUT) Actor Chris Rock stands during MTV's Total Request Live at MTV Times Square Studios on March 13, 2007 in New York City on stage. (Photo by Scott Gries / Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS – November 16: Actor / comedian Chris Rock performs during the Comedy Festival at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace on November 16, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller / Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT – January 20: Actor / Comedian Chris Rock visits Variety's 15 minutes of fame on January 20, 2009 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Kristian Dowling / WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 26: Actor / Producer Chris Rock, winner of Outstanding Comedy Series for "Everybody Hates Chris," during the 41st NAACP Image Awards, held in February The Shrine Auditorium took place 26th 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images for NAACP)
BERLIN – JULY 30: Actor Chris Rock visits the Beach BBQ for the German premiere of & # 39; kids' coats & # 39; at O2 World on July 30, 2010 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz / Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 26: Actor David Spade and Chris Rock arrive at the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party, hosted by Graydon Carter at the Sunset Tower on February 26, 2012 in West Hollywood is being hosted. California. (Photo by Mark Sullivan / WireImage)
American actor Chris Rock takes part in the television program Le Grand Journal. on the set of French TV Canal + during the 65th Cannes Film Festival on May 17, 2012 in Cannes in southeastern France. AFP-PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE [The credit should be LOIC VENANCE / AFP / GettyImages]
TODAY – Pictured: Actor / comedian Chris Rock appears on NBC News broadcasts "Today" – NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)  NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 28: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Actor / Comedian Chris Rock attends a game between the New York Knicks and the Golden State Warriors at Madison Square Garden on February 28, 2014 in New York City. The warriors defeated the Knicks 126-103. NOTICE TO USER: The user expressly acknowledges and agrees that the user agrees to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement when downloading and / or using this photo. (Photo by Jim McIsaac / Getty Images)
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PALM SPRINGS, CA – January 3: (Editor's Note: This image was processed with digital filters.) Actor Chris Rock attends the 26th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Film Festival Awards Ceremony at the Palm Springs Convention Center on January 3, 2015 in Palm Springs, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea / Getty Images for PSIFF)