Comedienne Receives Backlash After Joke About XXXTentacion's Death
Comedienne Dina Hashem has sparked much backlash after making a joke about XXXTentacion's death. According to Rap-Up, during an episode of Comedy Central's This Week at the Comedy Cellar, Hashem said, Is anyone still mourning XXXTentacion? Still thinking about him. He's a rapper who was murdered. He's dead now. He was shot, he was on his way to buy a car with $50,000 in cash and somebody shot him and took the money."
She continued, "Which is very tragic, but I think also it would be a very good Venmo commercial. That's the first thing I thought when I heard that. Like, ‘I don't have Venmo, I should get Venmo.'"
Hashem has since issued an apology via Instagram, saying that the "joke" was cut from the show. She wrote, "I wasn't trying to hurt anyone's feelings, that's never what I want. I'm a comic and use jokes to try and make dark topics less painful but I realize not everyone feels that way, and I don't want anyone to feel badly. It was taken down and won't air on TV."
Comedy Central has also deleted the video from their Twitter page.