Friday, March 16, 2007

Who knew?

I just read an interview with Chris Rock on the LIFE magazine website, led there by the account on some celebrity blog (*blush* Yes, I read trashy blogs--but only on Fridays! Honest!) of this exchange:

LIFE: In the first movie you directed, Head of State, you were president of the United States. Is this country ready for an African American president?

ROCK: It's ready for a retarded president, why wouldn't it be ready for an African American president?

Upon reading this, I:

a) burst out laughing
b) instantly became a fan of Chris Rock, when up to this point I was somewhere between neutral and mildly positive on the subject
c) had to read the rest of the interview.

I just have to say, for whatever personae Rock has projected on the stage and screen over the years, I really like him as (presumably) himself. In this interview, he's funny (of course) but also sweet, wise, and has his head in the right place when he talks about marriage, kids, career, etc.

Check it out. It might just make you feel good. Oh, and the photos are pretty cute, too. Way to go, Chris Rock!


Joel Ringdahl said...

These comments by Chris Rock lower my opinion of him. He had not right to insult "retarded" people by comparing them to our current President.

Scooteur said...

Hahahahaha! Good point.