Bill Burr, who stars as Mayfeld in The Mandalorian on Disney+, has come under fire in the past 24 hours for some jokes made during the Grammys.
The bashing of Burr on Twitter has escalated into some calling comedian Burr a “racist.” However, Bill Burr is married to Nia Renée Hill, a woman of color.
Of course, logic was never a strength of Twitter’s. They continued to attack Burr, and hit below the belt — his family.
A blue-checked Twitter user named Clayburn Griffin (a white man) posted a ridiculous theory that men like Burr were still closet racists and that their spouses were just a “minority sex servant.”
Needless to say, this did not sit well with Burr’s wife. She responded with a very blunt (and well warranted) smack down.
Griffin, who was literally responding to a post about Burr and his wife when making his comments, claimed he wasn’t referring to the couple.
You know what other white Star Wars celebrity is married to a woman of color?
Just putting that out there.
Griffin is apparently notable enough for a blue check on Twitter because he writes ebooks, hosts a local game night, does occasional marketing seminars and, oh, is followed by some bluecheck journalists.
The Grammys weren’t the only media controversy in Bill Burr’s life lately. Earlier this month Burr defended The Mandalorian co-star Gina Carano, who was unceremoniously dumped by Lucasfilm after a tweet. Burr called her an “absolute sweetheart” and voiced his concerns about the rise of Cancel Culture.
(Twitter again. Is anyone starting to see a pattern here?)
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