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D.L. Hughley Dragged For Cruel Joke About Debbie Reynolds And Carrie Fisher

He somehow managed to bring black mothers into it - and Twitter users were not amused.

Many fans are still reeling after the tragic passing of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. The mother and daughter died within days of each other, and the pain their family is going through is unimaginable - and definitely shouldn't be joked about on social media.

Comedian D.L. Hughley didn't get the memo though, and drew the ire of Twitter after posting an extremely insensitive "joke" about their deaths earlier this week, USA TODAY reports.

"Debbie Reynolds died a day after her daughter did," Hughley wrote on Twitter. "Black Mama's don't die cuz they kids do! They cry and say God don't make no mistakes!"

The backlash was practically immediate, with users calling Hughley out for disrespecting multiple groups simultaneously and generally being majorly insensitive.

Hughley later responded to a tweet in defense of himself, wrting that, "as a comedian," he should say what he sees. Or something.

What. A. Mess.

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