’22 Jump Street’ Trailer Jokes About Chris Brown Abusing Rihanna

Thu, February 20, 2014 10:28am EDT by 31 Comments
22 Jump Street Trailer
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Jonah Hill’s character compares Channing Tatum’s character to Chris Brown because he’s ‘a good dancer,’ but also ‘meaner’ than he should be.

Any decent human being with a pulse knows that domestic abuse is a serious matter, devoid of humor — but apparently the writers of 22 Jump Street didn’t get that memo. The latest trailer for the 21 Jump Street sequel, which opens in theaters June 13, features an utterly un-clever dig at one of Hollywood’s most famous cases of dating violence between Chris Brown and Rihanna.

Chris Brown & Rihanna Joke In ’22 Jump Street’ Trailer

“We’re like a power couple,” Channing Tatum‘s character says, to which Jonah Hill‘s character replies, “We’re like Rihanna and Chris Brown. You’re a good dancer and sometimes you’re meaner than I’d like you to be.”

22 Jump Street finds slacker cops Jenko and Schmidt (Channing and Jonah) reuniting after the events of the first movie. But rather than going back to high school — again — the sequel finds them going undercover at college.

HollywoodLifers, check out the new 22 Jump Street trailer below, then drop a comment: Do you think the Chris/Rihanna joke was too much?

WATCH: ’22 Jump Street’ Trailer Mocks Chris Brown’s Abuse Of Rihanna

— Andy Swift

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