Over a week after sending out what many believe was an insensitive tweet after the death of Debbie Reynolds, D.L. Hughley addressed the controversy on his nationally syndicated radio show. He explained:
Listen, you all can sign up for the world where everybody is politically correct and everybody says the right thing. I didn’t sign that slip. I’m who I am. I don’t make excuses for telling jokes and I don’t explain them to people. I understand you may or may not be offended. If you’re name ain’t Reynolds we really don’t have anything to talk about anyway….anyway. But, I think that this era…where everybody…I think it’s one of the reasons Donald Trump got elected because people are tired of pretending like they feel a way that they don’t. Now, I have always been this way. This has not been new. Whether this is Don Imus saying the Rutgers thing whether it was Caitlyn Jenner, this is who I am. I don’t make excuses for it. Obviously freedom of speech is not free of consequences. If one of my jokes lands me in hot water which it has then I have to live with that. But you’re not going to get an apology from me.
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