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DL Hughley takes heat for joke about Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher’s deaths

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Comedy is tragedy plus time, the saying goes. But the day after Debbie Reynolds’ death is a little too soon to joke about it, if the responses to comic DL Hughley’s tweet is a guide.

The legendary actress passed away at 84, tragically just a day after daughter Carrie Fisher’s death at 60.

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Here’s the joke Hughley posted. Not everyone was mad – it’s been liked and retweeted hundreds of times – but here are some of the heated responses it’s spurred:




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