It would be safe to assume that most of what comes from Chris Rock's Twitter feed is a joke, but when he tweeted, "I'm so proud of Jason Kidd for coming out of the closet and announcing that he's Gay. This is a great day for sports," the morning after NBA player Jason Collins announced that he was gay, not everyone was laughing.
Although plenty of folks were amused, some thought the statement was an unfunny joke, others genuinely thought he'd mixed up Kidd and Collins, and others took it as a breaking-news item about Kidd, who lent support to Collins yesterday and plays for the New York Knicks. He posted the same comment to his Facebook page, garnering similar results. Too soon, perhaps?
Here's a collection of reactions:
Karlie Hustle @THEkarliehustle
lmao RT @chrisrock: I'm so proud of Jason Kidd for coming out of the closet and announcing that he's Gay . This is a great day for sports.
Chris Rock updates FB saying well done to Jason Kidd for coming out (Obviously joking) 10,000 morons tell him he's got it wrong Eurrrrgh.
@chrisrock you mean Jason Collins right?
Miss Sia @butterflyylost
@chrisrock errrrr. Retract.
@dizzaveli wait I thought it was the other guy
Furious Styles @dizzaveli
@Lizdaboss it was ! Smh he wants to be funny -__-