The Courier-Mail

Co­me­dian’s MTV po­lice skit no joke


AUS­TRALIAN co­me­dian Rebel Wil­son is un­der fire from black Amer­i­can ac­tivists for jok­ing about po­lice in­jus­tice dur­ing a skit at the MTV Video Mu­sic Awards.

“A lot of peo­ple have prob­lems with the po­lice,” said the 35-year-old ac­tress (pic­tured), who was dressed in a po­lice uni­form while pre­sent­ing the award for Best Hip-Hop video.

“But I re­ally hate po­lice strip­pers,” she con­tin­ued, be- fore un­dress­ing to re­veal a shirt that said “F--- Tha Strip­per Po­lice”.

“You guys know what I’m talk­ing about. They come to your house, you think you’re get­ting ar­rested, and you just get a lap dance that is usu­ally unin­spired,” she said.

The skit did not go down well with Black Lives Mat­ter ac­tivists, who ac­cused the Pitch Per­fect 2 star of triv­i­al­is­ing the po­lice killings of black peo­ple.

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