Comedian Chris Rock saw nothing funny when he was asked by author Jason Mattera why he calls members of the Tea Party racist. As a matter of fact, it seems that Chris saw red, because instead of answering the question, he grabbed a video camera out of the hands of one of Mattera’s crew and threw it a few yards.
Jason Mattera, author of the highly controversial book “Hollywood Hypocrites:The Devastating Truth About Obama’s Biggest Backers,” explained exactly what happened.
“I was stunned,” said Mr. Mattera. “Tea Party members get called the worst things imaginable and still remain peaceful. But ask a big Hollywood celebrity to explain himself and the guy goes ballistic, wrestles the camera away from my camerawoman, chucks it 50 feet, and then challenges me to a fight. It’s unreal. And it perfectly illustrates why I decided to investigate and write Hollywood Hypocrites.”
The incident took place on January 23, 2012 at around 2am after a party at the Tao nightclub during the Sundance Film Festival. The conclusion of the confrontation was Chris Rock’s call to fight with Mattera.
“Chris Rock shouted, ‘You want to throw down? Let’s throw down right now!’ Of course, he was standing safely behind two bodyguards when he said it.”
Mattera is planning to confront more celebrities with this “ambush-style” interview, focusing on many of the personalities he mentions in his book.
“Hollywood celebrities preach to us to vote for Barack Obama and his leftist policies, yet not even they live by the values Obama and the progressive left stand for,” said Mattera. “If conservatives and Republicans are going to win in 2012, we must muzzle Obama’s backers. And that starts with a full-scale investigation of the positions they take and the lives they actually lead.”