In a article on The Root, Britni Danielle discusses the recent controversy surrounding comedian D.L. Hughley after his comments about the Columbus Short situation. On a recent episode of his online radio show, The D.L. Hughley Show, D.L. Hughley told Tanee McCall-Short "to shut the fuck up" and called her a "thirsty bitch" and a "ho". These comments came after Tanee McCall-Short went public about her husbands abuse and threats to kill her (he placed a knife to her throat). D.L. Hughley maintained that she should have kept her mouth shut. He said:
"“I think that broad shouldn’t be telling all his business if she gone take him to court.”
D.L. Hughleys comments are horrendous. It is so interesting that he is vilifying Tanee McCall-Short for coming forward about the situation by labeling her a money hungry "ho", but it is not surprising. Hughley's comments are not only misogynistic and patriarchal, but they are representative of a trend of black men vilifying black women for not maintaining a culture of silence. It is certainly not a recent trend (it can be traced back to plantation culture), but this vilification of black women by black men has become a lot more prevalent in the media since the eruption of the Donald Sterling controversy. D.L. Hughley and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar need to have several seats!