Thursday night, your new 2016 Oscars host Chris Rock tweeted a fairly innocuous joke at the expense of Lamar Odom, who was lucky enough to make it out of the woods following his overdose at the Nevada Love Ranch, and has since reconciled with his estranged wife, Khloe Kardashian:
Probably the most eyebrow-raising thing about the tweet is that the joke and image clearly come from the website someecards, but Rock has for some reason watermarked his own copyright on it. Media outlets, however, were quick to jump on the joke as “controversial,” and although most of Rock’s followers found the humor in it, more than a few people were crying out the tried and true “too soon!”
To put things in perspective, the guy was found at a hooker ranch and (allegedly) covered in blow, so it’s not like he was the survivor of a brain tumor or a car accident or something else unpreventable. Being that he’s on track for a partial to full recovery, it doesn’t seem like a harmless joke is completely out of line.