Isaiah Washington Tells Chris Rock to ‘Adapt’ to Racial Profiling

By Anny Jules        By Getty Images  

By Anny Jules        By Getty Images  

 

He may have tweeted some questionable advice to Chris Rock on April Fool’s Day, but Isaiah Washington was not kidding. 

On Wednesday, April 1, former “Grey’s Anatomy” star, Isaiah Washington tweeted some advice to Chris Rock about racial profiling. 

For several weeks, Chris Rock has been posting Instagram photos of when he is stopped by police.

Isaiah caught wind of Chris’ Instagram posts and suggested that Chris should get a cheaper car and “adapt” to racial profiling like he did. 

Isaiah tweeted, “I sold my $90,000.00 Mercedes G500 and bought 3 Prius's, because I got tired of being pulled over by Police. #Adapt @chrisrock .”

He added, “Anyway, you millennial's critique and misconstrue my message to @chrisrock I'm getting back to my work to help free all y'all. #Truthdom .”

Chris did not publicly respond to Isaiah’s tweet.  But social media users did tweets their responses and they Isaiah have it. 

#isaiahwashington is what is wrong w the system. We shouldn't have to change, adapt and conform to be safe from police. #chrisrock,” Twitter user @Daniepdx wrote. 

Another Twitter user @Kikki1919 wrote, A completely defeatist attitude grounded in internalized subjugation :( As if you've somehow accepted your inferiority #IsaiahWashington.”

Following the backlash, Isaiah appeared on CNN to speak to Don Lemon about his comments to Chris. 

He stood by his initial comments and revealed that since buying a Prius, he has not been stopped by police.

"At night, if [the police] don't recognize me, I'm vulnerable like everyone else," he explained. “I will say this: Once I got out of my G500 and have been driving the Prius for the last four years, with windows that are tinted darker than the windows that were tinted in my $90,000 vehicle, I have not been pulled over one time."

Though buying a Prius has proven to be beneficial to Isaiah, it does seem a bit defeatist to simply abide by social injustices and not stand up for what is right. 

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