Comedian Chris Rock posted a series of selfies to Instagram recently is continuing the conversation surrounding police encounters with African-Americans.
The comedian shared photos of himself getting pulled over by police on three different occasions in the last two months.
While he’s seen in the passenger, driver, and backseat, the comedian stays optimistic during each encounter, asking his fans via Twitter and Instagram to “wish him luck.”
Stopped by the cops again wish me luck. pic.twitter.com/6t0wlgwkrJ
— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) March 31, 2015
I'm not even driving stop by the cops again http://t.co/yTPPPjcKEO
— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) February 28, 2015
Just got pulled over by the cops wish me luck http://t.co/pey2XAp6uu
— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) February 13, 2015
Stop by the cops wish me luck http://t.co/GKE2oKnAYR
— Chris Rock (@chrisrock) April 18, 2014
Rock’s encounters are a reminder of his appearance on Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee.
During the incident, Rock (in the passenger seat), jokes about feeling safe because of who he was with.
He also says his fame doesn't change the stereotypes African-Americans face when they’re in the presence of a police officer.
“It’d be such a better episode if he pulled me to the side and beat the shit out of me, don't you think? Now here’s the crazy thing: If you weren't here, I’d be scared. I’m famous, still black. Right now, I’m looking for my license right now.”