Comedian Michael Blackson deleted an insensitive joke about rape and is now being dragged on social media.
Just hours after Nelly was arrested for alleged sexual assault, Blackson went to Twitter calling for the rapper’s release while also making a joke about rape.
“That's why I only fuck with big fat huge women because if they ever try to accuse me of rape the cops will laugh at them,” the 44-year-old comedian wrote before inserting “#FreeNelly.”
Though some users defended Blackson, insisting it’s his job to make light of serious situations, others criticized him for joking about an issue many consider to be painful.
Blackson's tweet has since been deleted.
Nelly was taken into custody early Saturday on second degree rape charges. As we previously reported, the 42-year-old artist is being accused of sexually assaulting a woman on his tour bus following a Friday night concert near Seattle. Nelly's attorney, Scott Rosenblum has denied the allegations.
“We’re in the initial stages of our investigation,” Rosenblum said. “This allegation is wholly and completely without merit. I would be surprised if charges are ever issued.”