Those who can’t take a joke probably shouldn’t try to crack one.
Ansari’s joke went like this:
I’m sure there’s some people that have different political priorities. I’m sure there’s some people that voted for him with reservations. I’m sure there’s a lot of people that voted for Trump the same way a lot of people listen to the music of Chris Brown.
It’s like, “Hey man, I’m just here for the tunes. I don’t know about that other stuff. I just like the dancing and the music. I don’t condone the extracurriculars.”
If you think about it, Donald Trump is basically the Chris Brown of politics. And “Make America Great Again” is his “These hoes ain’t loyal.”
Brown was not happy to be compared with a man associated with racist rhetoric — so he lashed on Instagram in a racist manner.
Underneath a brief clip, Brown wrote, “FUCK NO!!!!!! Somebody tell ALADDIN HOP OFF MY DICK!” with a tears from laughing emoji.
Brown’s attempt at humor is not only problematic but inaccurate, because the fictional character of Aladdin is Middle Eastern, while Ansari is of Indian descent. Plus, attempting to get back at a comedian who jokingly compared you to Trump by making a racist statement is not the best way to set yourself apart, a fact noted by the Twittersphere.
The backlash didn’t stop Brown from going after Ansari in another Instagram post.
In this one, he said, “Can’t fuckin’ catch a break. This n***a said Donald Trump is the Chris Brown of politics. I swear I’m moving. Getting the fuck out of here. Don’t fucking trust what you see! Even salt looks like sugar.”
So far, Ansari hasn’t publicly reacted to Brown’s reaction, but HuffPost has reached out to him for a response and will update this post accordingly.
CORRECTION: This post has been clarified to reflect that Ansari is Indian-American.