A word to any political pundits looking to get a quote about the Tea Party from Chris Rock, protect your camera! Chris Rock spazzed on a camera when conservative writer Jason Mattera tried to ensnare Rock with a question about his pointed remarks about the Tea Party in Esquire Magazine. The altercation happened at the Sundance Film Festival and video footage of the incident has recently hit the internet.
Rock stirred up controversy in an Esquire Magazine interview last year when he told the magazine, “When I see the Tea Party and all this stuff, it actually feels like racism’s almost over. Because this is the last — this is the act up before the sleep. They’re going crazy. They’re insane.” When Mattera asked Chris Rock about those comments, Chris tried to walk away and once he realized he had nowhere to run, he lunged at the camera.
Chris Rock’s camp says their lawyers are looking into the video and they have no other comment at this time. What do you think of Chris Rock’s behavior? As a comic who bases the majority of his material around politics, was it wrong for Chris not to want to talk about his comments about the Tea Party? Share your thoughts in the comments.