Comedian Mike Epps Apologizes for Post of Black Guy Watching White Slaves Pick Cotton [Audio/Video]
The actor, who portrays Black Doug in “The Hangover” and “The Hangover Part III” movies, took down the photo, which showed three white men picking cotton while a black man stood over them with a whip — and a smiling image of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., in the sky above them.
Epps captioned the picture: “I am so proud of you bro. Lol!”
After the Internet exploded with comments, Epps called TMZ and took down the photo.
“I was just cracking a joke. I’m a comedian, man. I thought it was funny,” he told TMZ. “… I didn’t mean no harm. If I offended anybody, I apologize.”
He said it started when he got the pic from “one of my little bad nephews.”
Source: The Touch Radio