Chris Rock is never one to hold his tongue. We all know that 1st hand after hearing him say that Oprah resembled a slave during his recent appearance on her show to promote his Good Hair movie. Now Rock is speaking up on behalf of Golf legend Tiger Woods and is holding no punches.
The media has been unapologetic about searching for answers in Tiger’s bizarre accident as speculation grew about Woods rumored love triangle between his wife Elin and a woman named Rachel Uchitel. Most (even I) jumped to the conclusion that Elin wielded a nine-iron after confronting Tiger about the affair but recent reports suggest that it may not have been a domestic situation at all and Woods (who was incoherent at the scene) may have been under the influence of prescription drugs.
Monday night on the red carpet at the Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York a group of reporters asked Rock his take on Tiger Woods’ single-SUV crash expecting him to co-sign with the media spectacle of the case. However, Rock fought back for Tiger in classic Chris Rock fashion:
“I don’t have advice for anybody,” he declared. “Nope. He got in a car accident. What the f*ck!? You guys are the news. You’re supposed to report the news. A guy crashed his car. You’re making up sh*t. So are you reporting the news or are you making the news?”
Great question Chris. I vote for the latter. Check out the full video below:
“If I crashed my car on my f*cking property, it’s a private matter!”
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Although he’d love to THINK it would be a private matter, if the tables were turned and it was Rock behind that wheel the scenario would be exactly the same. In his own words “I’m not saying it’s right…but I understand.” I do applaud him, however, for standing up to the media on Tiger’s behalf.