Eddie Murphy Calls His Previous Homophobic Comments ‘Ignorant’
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Eddie Murphy has expressed remorse over homophobic content that appeared in his early standup—and some are not happy with it!

The comedian, whose film Dolemite Is My Name is out on Netflix in October, sat down for an interview with The New York Times recently and he called his past material on AIDS and the LGBTQ community “ignorant.”

Murphy “wasn’t concerned about new scrutiny  of his comedy,” the Times wrote. “He has been criticized for jokes on his specials that talked about fear of contracting AIDS from kissing gay men and used homophobic slurs…”

“He pointed out that he had been picketed and had apologized for material about AIDS that he now calls ‘ignorant’ beforeing adding, on the subject of anxiety by comics today: ‘All this stuff they are talking about: Hey, welcome to the club.’”

But not everyone on social media was happy that he apologized.

During a recent episode of Netflix podcast Present Company With Krista Smith, Murphy revealed he’d be hitting the road: “Next year, in 2020, I’m going to go on the road and do some stand-up.”

We can’t wait to sample his new material!


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