Chris Lilley SLAMMED For ‘Horrifically Racist' Post

Mass public backlash

Chris Lilley SLAMMED For ‘Horrifically Racist' Post

Image Credit: Instagram @ Chris Lilley.

Chris Lilley has been the centre of controversy for a few days now, with his show Jonah From Tonga being pulled from Maori Television, and now he has been slammed for a racist and insincere social media post. 

Chris took to Instagram to post what was supposed to be a satire video, that shows him posing as a person of colour who gets run over. 

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His 2012 music video called “Squashed n***a” was shared on his Instagram, just hours after a protest of thousands of people took to Melbourne CBD to protest the sentence given to the man accused of the death of Aboriginal teenager Elijah Doughty

Elijah, 14, was riding a motorcycle when a man ran him over in a ute - a man who had been looking for two stolen bikes. 

The man has been cleared of manslaughter and given a three-year sentence for dangerous driving. 

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Chris has come under fire for sharing his 2012 parody song, as it features him in blackface and begins with the image of a boy on the ground after he has been hit by a truck. 

Chris has since apologised for the post, saying it was not in response to Elijah's death and explained that his social media is run for him. 

The comedian issued an apology, saying, "My social media pages are run for me to give fans nostalgic pics or clips from previous TV shows. 

"A fan-made remix of a song from Angry Boys made in 2009 was posted recently. 

"It is not connected in any way to current news stories. 

"I apologise for any hurt caused by this misinterpretation."

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Chris has since removed the video, but the public has taken to Twitter to share their outrage at the post. 

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