Former “Saturday Night Live” writer Kevin Brennan is facing backlash after he poked fun at Matthew Perry’s sudden death.
This is an excerpt from Fox News.
Perry died after an apparent drowning Saturday at the age of 54, Fox News Digital confirmed. Brennan shared a link to a report of Perry’s passing and added, “DROWNED IN A HOT TUB. HAHAHAHA.”
The initial post garnered a reaction from Perry’s fans, who interpreted Brennan’s words as mocking. However, Brennan took to X, formerly Twitter, to say that he just thought Perry’s death was “funny.”
“I didn’t mock it. I just thought it was funny,” Brennan shared. “But I do love it when junkies die.”
Criticism of Brennan’s thoughts flooded his comments, with people calling him “desperate” for attention. “Are you that desperate to try and stay relevant?” one user asked. “Until the TMZ article no one knew who you were.”
“Millions knew & loved Matthew,” the user added. “His past didn’t change that, and it made him stronger. He passed away with more class, & dignity than you could ever hope to have.”
“Trying to be relevant by making people hate you won’t boost your DEAD career,” another added.
“Comedy is supposed to be funny,” another wrote. “Who told you that you are a comedian? Self appointed?”
One person simply wrote, “You are sick.”
Brennan posted again on X writing “Am I trending yet?”
A representative for the comedian did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.
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