Ari Shaffir Dropped By Major Talent Agency After He Posts Video Celebrating Kobe Bryant’s Death
Following backlash the comedian has attempted to defend himself
The comedian Ari Shaffir has found himself in hot water this week, as he has been dropped by his talent agency after he took to social media to celebrate the death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant.
Just six hours after Bryant passed away last weekend in a helicopter crash that also killed his 13 year-old daughter and seven others, Shaffir took to Twitter to say that the basketball star died “23 years too late.”
“Kobe Bryant died 23 years too late today,” Shaffir tweeted. “He got away with rape because all the Hollywood liberals who attack comedy enjoy rooting for the Lakers more than they dislike rape. Big ups to the hero who forgot to gas up his chopper. I hate the Lakers. What a great day! #Fuckthelakers.”
Not stopping there, Shaffir also posted a video of himself celebrating Bryant’s death.