D.L. Hughley Apologizes For Controversial Domestic Violence Comments
D.L. Hughley is officially off the Kings of Comedy throne. The comedian recently angered listeners after making some unfunny comments regarding Columbus Short’s estranged wife, Tanee McCall-Short, calling her a “thirsty bitch” and making fun of her domestic abuse allegations.
On his radio show, The D.L. Hughley Show, he made a number of ignorant statements. According to the Huffington Post, he said:
“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. 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 bitch was thirsty. The bitch was thirsty. What, she gone go back to dancing? She gone f*ck her money up?”
Petitioners on Change.org urged Hughley to publicly apologize for putting the welfare of domestic abuse victims in danger by telling them they need to keep their mouths closed.
He later took to the air to clarify his comments and also issued a statement:
“In regards to Columbus Short’s legal issues, I jumped to a conclusion and blamed Tanee McCall-Short; and I’m sorry. My intent was not to quiet victims. When I did speak of the topic on air, I repeatedly emphasized then, and as I do now, that anyone who is convicted of domestic violence, should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law; and that is what I believe.”