Over the last seven weeks, comedian Chris Rock claims he’s been pulled over by police on 3 separate occasions – and he posted the images on his social media accounts to prove it.
Washington immediately took some heat for the tweet, with some claiming his “adapt” comment was a form of accepting a problem, rather than trying to solve it.
Wednesday, Washington sought to clarify his remarks on CNN with host Don Lemon:
“I know a lot of people take issue with the hashtag ‘adapt,’ thinking I was implying that white supremacy or racial profiling was stopped if you were in a different car, but that’s not [what I meant],” he told Lemon. “Police are about the business of policing, night and day. … I really feel that he needs to look at the area that he’s in and even visit with the police in the local community.”
Watch Isaiah Washington’s conversation with CNN’s Don Lemon below:
Washington said he was trying to “excite a conversation” with his #adapt and subsequent tweets. His tweet to Rock coincided with April Fools Day. But Washington was serious.
Washington’s latest film Blackbird will be released later this month.