Eric Andre's brand of humor has lots of comic violence in it.
But the talk show host and actor is taking a stand against real violence against women. In doing so, he called out young rappers Kodak Black & XXXTentacion, who have both been accused of doing very bad things to females.
i was just looking at World Star Hip Hop on my IG and they’re always promoting XXX and Kodak Black. and i got upset.— Eric Andre (@ericandre) August 19, 2017
i was like, why can i complain about racism freely, but criticize a rapper's sexism and everyone gets butt hurt.— Eric Andre (@ericandre) August 19, 2017
i was also mad at myself for promoting XXXTentacion’s music the other day. my friend was like, “that dude beats up pregnant women” :(— Eric Andre (@ericandre) August 19, 2017
racism, sexism, homophobia - it's all bigotry. it is all part of the same systemic evil that keeps people subservient and disenfranchised.— Eric Andre (@ericandre) August 19, 2017
1 out of 3 women are beat, raped, or murdered in their lifetime. that’s 1 billion women. Shits got to stop. No more apathy or indifference.— Eric Andre (@ericandre) August 19, 2017
Xxxtentacion is facing charges of aggravated assault of a pregnant victim, battery by strangulation, false imprisonment and home invasion.
Kodak Black is facing 30 years on charges of criminal sexual conduct stemming from an incident in a South Carolina hotel room.
XXX has responded to Andre calling him out by name.
So far no word from Kodak.
What do you think? Should XXX and Black be universally condemned and shunned? Or is it innocent until proven guilty?
[Related: Eric Andre attacks T-Pain with a bat.]