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Response to Reply #27
28. UPDATE! Reply from Chris Rock's Publicist...
Matthew Labov wrote:


Thank you for your note.
He told a joke and millions of people laughed. It was just a joke, not meant to inflame you.

Thank you.


Jennifer's reply to that:

I am not stupid, I have a great sense of humor...I married Richard Pryor twice, for hell's sake... and worked with him on several projects...I KNOW WHAT'S FUNNY!
I knew that this would be the standard answer--doesn't cut it!

Chris pounded his fists on the chair and asked: "what did Mike Vick do!" He went on to say: 'Pit bulls aren't even real dogs"...then of course, he went on to say it's a 'white people don't like dogs, yadayada...'---and finished his highly unfunny, dated, routine!
Your patronizing comment, " It was just a joke, not meant to inflame you.---"
is insult to injury! I assure you, many others are shocked and 'INFLAMED' as you put it, about this!
If you think this is damage control, you have fallen very short in your job.
One need only Google Chris Rock and Michael Vick to see just who else is disturbed by these comments.
"Millions of people laughing" doesn't make it OK.
Apparently, it's a black thing to defend Michael Vick...and bash Pit bulls!
Now, please understand my position: I am Director of a rescue organization established by Richard and myself and named after Richard, I cannot have anyone associated, with the Pryor name, who publicly defends a known animal abuser and feels this way about dogs in general.Therefore,Chris will not be associated with Richard Pryor and any project about Richard.
And if you have checked, to see if I have any 'power' to enforce this, I assure you I do.

As stated in my previous email, both my attorney and Bill Condon are aware of how strongly I feel and of my commitment to animal welfare.

And to repeat what I stated earlier, let the chips fall where they may.

You had an opportunity to try to repair this and you have chosen to patronize and minimize.
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  -Letter to Chris Rock from Mrs. Richard Pryor astonamous  Oct-08-09 09:36 PM   #0 
  - Kudos to Mrs. Pryor.  emilyg   Oct-08-09 09:45 PM   #1 
  - oh, more nonsense about how sweet pit bulls are.  provis99   Oct-08-09 09:50 PM   #2 
  - You obviously haven't met mine.  Tansy_Gold   Oct-08-09 09:52 PM   #3 
  - Aussie Shepherds are wonderful dogs  DebbieCDC   Oct-08-09 10:00 PM   #5 
     - Oh, I'm certainly not suggesting he's not 154% wonderful,  Tansy_Gold   Oct-08-09 10:09 PM   #6 
  - Not sure how pit bulls compare to sharks...  parasim   Oct-08-09 10:25 PM   #9 
  - scary dogs  madrchsod   Oct-08-09 10:25 PM   #10 
  - I have three kiss-bulls and a chihuahua.  astonamous   Oct-08-09 10:34 PM   #11 
  - LOL!  juno jones   Oct-09-09 01:08 AM   #20 
     - It is never an easy decision to "liberate" a dog from a bad situation.  astonamous   Oct-09-09 02:43 AM   #21 
        - What a sweetie.  juno jones   Oct-10-09 01:13 PM   #29 
  - I'm in the "middle ground" on pit bulls  FarrenH   Oct-08-09 10:47 PM   #14 
  - I've known 14 of them and they were all sweet. Only the one who was abused has shown  DesertDiamond   Oct-09-09 04:17 PM   #25 
  - Oh, and you know something about pit bulls?  lmarcotty   Oct-09-09 05:14 PM   #26 
  - Looks like you hit a nerve provis99  Onceuponalife   May-20-10 01:04 AM   #39 
  - You raise them right they are sweethearts. You torture them you have a potential danger.  YOY   May-03-10 12:39 PM   #33 
  - One more name for my ignore list. nt  Still Blue in PDX   May-19-10 05:40 PM   #38 
  - Blessings on Mrs. Pryor  DebbieCDC   Oct-08-09 09:59 PM   #4 
  - Mrs. Pryor (my boss) is very serious...  astonamous   Oct-08-09 10:37 PM   #12 
  - i did`t know she rescued dogs  madrchsod   Oct-08-09 10:16 PM   #7 
  - This is Eli The Great on intake at the shelter...  astonamous   Oct-08-09 10:43 PM   #13 
     - Oh my god it breaks my heart just looking at him  FarrenH   Oct-08-09 10:54 PM   #15 
     - A lot of the pit hysteria is from mis-identification  BanzaiBonnie   Oct-08-09 11:19 PM   #16 
  - One at a shop I go to he has a Devil cut but will lick you to death...  Historic NY   Oct-08-09 10:22 PM   #8 
  - ...and this is Eli Now!  astonamous   Oct-08-09 11:20 PM   #17 
     - Wow, he is almost a twin to Dakota an 8yr old who thinks he is a pup...  Historic NY   Oct-09-09 12:54 PM   #23 
  - I had no opinion of chris rock until this very moment. what an ass. will NEVER watch him in  niyad   Oct-09-09 12:00 AM   #18 
  - I love football...from little league to pro, but you are sooo right  astonamous   Oct-09-09 12:36 AM   #19 
  - Mrs Pryor Should Put Down the Airplane Glue.  Toasterlad   Oct-09-09 08:50 AM   #22 
  - Yes, they are sentient, thinking beings. Not everyone sees it, but those of us who do...  DesertDiamond   Oct-09-09 04:13 PM   #24 
  - Jennifer says, "YES, REALLY!".  astonamous   Oct-09-09 05:16 PM   #27 
  - UPDATE! Reply from Chris Rock's Publicist...  astonamous   Oct-09-09 05:19 PM   #28 
     - Mrs. Pryor obviously knows what's funny  Onceuponalife   May-20-10 01:15 AM   #40 
  - Airplane Glue? How Dare You Say That About Her!  cherie1960   Apr-29-10 06:10 PM   #30 
     - .  Iggo   May-03-10 03:48 PM   #35 
  - hilarious  blizzil31337   Apr-30-10 04:53 AM   #31 
  - I viewed what Rock said as satire.  mackerel   May-03-10 01:43 AM   #32 
  - ohmigod, still?  Iggo   May-03-10 03:46 PM   #34 
  - Interesting letter  khawkings09   May-04-10 12:44 PM   #36 
  - What a nasty man Chris Rock is. nt  Still Blue in PDX   May-19-10 05:39 PM   #37 
  - not sure how Chris doesn't see his 'humor' as being no different than when white racists laughed  Divine Discontent   May-20-10 01:16 AM   #41 
  - Well done to Mrs Pryor  brettdale   May-21-10 09:14 PM   #42 
     - uhm i have noticed  brettdale   May-24-10 04:11 AM   #43 

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