D.L. Hughley couldn’t hold back his tears and anger while talking about the brutal shootings of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling. The comedian cried over how black people continue to be ‘brutalized’ and it’s just ‘too much’ for him to take. Click to watch.
After witnessing the killing of Alton Sterling, 37, and Philando Castile, 32, how could D.L. Hughley, 53, not break down and cry? With two more men shot dead by the police, the commentator and stand-up comedian said his deepest fear is that a similar fate might happen to his kids!
“I just do not understand,” DL said while speaking on CNN on July 7, right after the graphic footage of Philando’s shooting was broadcast on the Internet. “We love our children, we love our parents, our mothers, our fathers,” he added while starting to weep. ‘They’re brutalized and nobody says anything. It’s too much. It’s too much.”
“I don’t go to sleep until my grown children come home. I keep my clothes on in case my children need me in the middle of the [night,]” D.L. also said. His heart was clearly broken after watching the graphic video of Philando’s death. He and his girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, were pulled over by a St. Anthony, Minnesota police officers in the St. Paul suburb of Falcon Heights. “He was reaching for his wallet,” she said into her phone, “and the officer just shot him in his arm.” She said that the officer would fire a total of four shots into Philando, killing him as he sat in the car.
— Leslie Tucker Miller (@L_Tucks) July 7, 2016
Philando’s death came just 24 hours after the killing of Alton Sterling. He was selling CDs outside a convenience store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana when an anonymous call claimed Alton had threatened someone with a gun. Alton was tackled to the ground during an altercation with the police. While one officer held him down, another one reportedly shot him “four to six times.” Just like Philando’s death, Alton’s shooting was caught on video.
D.L. is not the only star outraged by this horrendous shooting. John Legend, 37, said “We should not have to jump through hoops to prove black people shouldn’t be shot by police during routine traffic stops.” NE-YO, 36, Josh Groban, 35, and others joined in, mourning the death of these two men while crying in confusion as to why this keeps happening.
What do you think about what D.L. said about Philando’s shooting, HollywoodLifers?