Forest Whitaker was on The Breakfast Club this week to promote his new show Godfather Of Harlem.
During the chat, Charlamagne brought up Whitaker's left eye -- which droops because of the hereditary condition ptosis -- in a way that many listeners thought was disrespectful.
How is this shit still on the air??? pic.twitter.com/Aua7RZJrFn— Keke Palmer Stan Account (@caliboycomplex) October 3, 2019
"Is it a condition? CTG wondered. "Because after 11 PM my eye does the same thing. And I always say when it happens 'I'm looking a little Forest Whitakery right now."
Whitaker responded by calmly explaining his medical condition. He seemed a bit taken aback by CTG bringing it up as he did.
Charlamagne asking Forest Whitaker if there's a condition with his eyes disrespectful af 👀 pic.twitter.com/TBS0bkTLwu— YouTube.com/2KADIL (@2kadil) September 30, 2019
Do you think Charlamagne crossed the line?
the breakfast club was granted an interview with the legend that is Forest Whitaker and Charlamagne took that as a chance to ask about and make jokes about the man’s eye.— n i s h a.✨🏁 (@QueenNisha) September 30, 2019
how profound. 🙃
Charlamagne got at Forest Whitaker super foul in that breakfast club interview.....that man is a legend. Up there with the GREATS. All his accomplishments and you’re up there tryna be funny about his eye? Pathetic.— Joshua Neal (@JAYVQUARE) October 1, 2019
Okay I just watched Forest Whitaker interview on The Breakfast Club and @cthagod mentioning his eye was fucking rude and mean. But then you be the 1st person talking about mental health issues and trauma. Know that your the part of some people trauma.— P! (@PowerOf_PR) October 3, 2019