“Here’s to Lamar Odom on being the first guy in history to have coke and hookers save his marriage,” Rock tweeted to his 3.5 million Twitter followers, adding, “Stay strong Lamar.”
Yes, some would agree that it’s hilarious, but is it too soon or even appropriate. (See the tweet below.)
Page Six notes that the tweet came in the week that Odom, 35, and his estranged wife Khloé Kardashian, 31, called off their divorce as the former NBAer recovers from collapsing into a coma at a Nevada brothel after reportedly using cocaine.
Meanwhile, Rock, if you haven’t heard, was named this week as host of the 2016 Academy Awards ceremony in February. It will be his second stint at the helm of the movie industry’s biggest night after a 2005 performance that made headlines for his barbed comments about race and politics.
“Not sure if I should consider this inappropriate or hail you as a God damn genius,” replied one man, Jeff Rothman. “HAHAHA ! I love it..!!! That’s the Chris Rock we know..Cheers!!” tweeted Fernando Zapata.
Others took Rock to task, with Posh saying “shame on u!!!” and Chanti tweeting, “how insensitive.”
As we reported earlier, Odom is making progress, but his condition remains fragile with concerns over his kidneys and other organs.
Lamar and Khloe split up in 2013 amid rumors of cheating and drug abuse by Odom, but divorce papers signed in July were never finalized and were withdrawn earlier this week.
Stay strong Lamar. pic.twitter.com/oWeciBKR9t
— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) October 23, 2015