Yeesh. Chris Rock tweeted a controversial joke about Lamar Odom‘s recent stay at the Love Ranch South brothel — and subsequent hospitalization — and how the crisis saved his marriage to Khloe Kardashian.
On Thursday, Oct. 22, Rock, 50, shared a meme with his 3.5 million-plus followers on Twitter of a married couple bickering in their kitchen. The caption of the graphic read, “Here’s to Lamar Odom on being the first guy in history to have coke and hookers save his marriage.”
The comedian, who was also announced as the 2016 Oscars host this week, then added: “Stay strong Lamar.”
Stay strong Lamar. pic.twitter.com/oWeciBKR9t
— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) October 23, 2015
While some fans found the joke funny, others called it offensive. “Too soon. shame on you, Rock,” one person tweeted, while another wrote: “savage.”
Odom was found unconscious on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at the legal brothel in Pahrump, Nev., where authorities later confirmed that Odom had taken herbal Viagra, and used drugs that Saturday when he first checked in. After the troubled NBA player was first hospitalized, his estranged wife, Kardashian, rushed to be by his side and faced difficult medical decisions on his behalf while he was unconscious for nearly 72 hours.
Odom was discharged from Sunrise Hospital this past Monday, and transported via helicopter to Cedars-Sinai Hospital in L.A., where he is currently being monitored by top medical personnel.
Us Weekly confirmed this past Wednesday, Oct. 21, that Kardashian’s lawyer Laura Wasser asked a judge to withdraw the couple’s divorce filing, which was signed by both parties in July. At the time, the documents were still pending and awaiting the final sign-off from the court. Kris Jenner subsequently confirmed that the divorce was called off. “Nothing but love,” the Kardashian family matriarch told her longtime pal Billy Bush.
While many fans have been ecstatic that Kardashian, 31, and Odom, 35, are giving their marriage a second shot, Rock’s Twitter joke, however, may have been posted too soon. TMZ reported late Thursday night that Odom had undergone two emergency surgeries, shortly after Us confirmed that the former Lakers player was “not out of the woods.”
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