DELTA Removes Chris Rock Special from In-flight Entertainment Over Anti-Gay Slurs – Video

DELTA Removes Chris Rock Special from In-flight Entertainment Over Anti-Gay Slurs - Video


Delta Airlines is going to remove Chris Rock’s Kill the Messenger HBO comedy special from in-flight entertainment systems after Jeremy Foreshew, a Grindr employee, complained to Delta officials about a scene in which Rock explains the proper context in which it’s okay to use the word “faggot”.

“I just came to a place where I couldn’t believe this was something happening in 2016. When you think of the number of people who fly Delta every day and have access to that language… it just shocked me.” Foreshew said.

Delta which recently made headlines after cutting lesbian kissing scenes out of the Oscar-nominated Todd Haynes film Carol released the following statement to

“The Chris Rock ‘Kill the Messenger’ segment should not have been uploaded on flights based on our criteria for excluding onboard programming that includes content featuring explicit language, slurs, extreme violence, and explicit scenes. We apologize to any customers who were offended by the content or our airing of the segment, and we are working as quickly as possible to remove it from our aircraft. Our commitment to inclusion and respect of all customers is rooted in Delta’s values and culture, and we proudly embrace diverse people, thinking and styles.”

Rock has been using the “faggot” routine since before 2008 when the comedy special was filmed along with other “sensitive” segments as Black People VS. Niggaz and White Girls. 

There was no word weather or not Foreshew, who works for the gay sex app w/race filters gasped and clutched his pearls on the flight.

Oh, and its”Mr. Faggot”, bitch.


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2 thoughts on “DELTA Removes Chris Rock Special from In-flight Entertainment Over Anti-Gay Slurs – Video

  1. The use of the word faggot is still offensive in the context of the example given. Just as the use of the word nigger would still be offensive had the driver been jamming to any number of black artists.

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