We didn’t see this one coming…
Comedian D.L. Hughley has just signed a deal to star in a new, semi-autobiographical sitcom for the Fox network in which he plays a straight-talking comedian with a queer daughter.
Deadline reports that Hughley, best known for his role on the ABC sitcom The Hughleys which ran from 1998-2000, will co-produce, co-write, and star in the as-of-yet untitled show, which he co-created with The Last O.G. showrunner Owen Smith.
“DL is one of those rarities to me in that he really can do it all, but even more than that, what I find really special about him is that he doesn’t pull any punches,” CBS Studios president Sheila Ducksworth said in a statement. “He says it exactly how he means it, and he is consistent across the board in expressing his point of view — and he definitely has one.”
Related: More vile homophobic tweets from D.L. Hughley because he simply cannot resist Andrew Gillum
Note to Ms. Ducksworth: we’re aware.
The announcement that Hughley will play dad to an LGBTQ child comes as a particular surprise given the comedian’s long history of anti-LGBTQ tweets.
In the past, he has attacked former Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum for coming out as bisexual following a drug scandal, attacked actor Terry Crews for coming forward about being sexually assaulted by another man, and engaged actress Indya Moore in a Twitter debate over homophobia in comedy. He also was a vocal supporter of Kevin Hart during his homophobic Oscars scandal a few years back.
So when #ANDREWGILLUM came out as bi-sexual yesterday! Is that considered halfway outa the closest? #TeamDl
— DL Hughley (@RealDLHughley) September 15, 2020
Related: Billy Porter slams Kevin Hart and his homophobic supporters in epic takedown
On the other hand, Hughley’s daughter recently came out as lesbian in real life, so maybe his experience with her has taught him how to have more empathy for LGBTQ people. Hughley is a very talented comedian. Here’s hoping he gets to put that comic skill to good use.
This new Untitled DL Hughley Sitcom has yet to set a release date.
Everyone needs to knock it off with the “phobic’ bs , when making a joke about LGBTQ and you can’t get the punchline or you think somehow your feelings get hurt. you call it phobic. when I know over 90 percent of your asses were saying about Gillum ” that Bitch aint bi girl please. “m
DO you even understand what meaning of Phobic is having or involving an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something.
and that is a joke , although badly written its still a joke. so what if DL gets a job? could you do the part?
And you need to knock off the BS pretending he ONLY told one anti gay joke. You can argue aginst the word “phobia” but we all know it when it is directed at us and his IRRATIONAL hatred of gay people has a long long history. I am very impressed that his daughter was strong enough to tell him her truth or maybe she doesnt really care about him which happens alot of gay kids whose parents are full of hate but I dont know. Maybe you should learn that phrase – I dont know before you start making stupid statements
You sound a bit unhinged but I don’t know a single person who wasn’t saying Andrew Gillum was bi or gay after he was publicly outed, and I do know more than a few who thought he was also into men or bisexual before the scandal erupted. As it turns out, he considered himself bisexual and was interested in letting the world know before the scandal and his gubernatorial run, and his wife asked him not to reveal this information publicly. So, Chile, what on earth are you talking about?
“Our” Queerty extremists are turning the public against the community. The nation is moving our direction – RE: this story. Yet, they insist on creating enemies where they no longer exist.
Ze need to back off the hate and self-victimization. They’d just be a puddle if they had experience life BEFORE our hard-fought war for social acceptance. Stop melting down over the past and live in the present.
The irony of this is that I say this knowing that I can’t forgive Hillary and Bill for
continued… pushing and passing and SIGNING unconstitutional Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell AND Defense of Marriage Act.
Homophobia seems to turn you on.
When you are the butt of the joke, you become open to even more abuse because people do not take you seriously and see you as a punching bag. Literally and, sadly sometimes, figuratively. Congrats on being proud of that…
Your comment would be more believable if you weren’t constantly on here under your various screenames attacking any LGBTQ victim and defending their attackers.
Dude is fugly
If he learns anything from this role, great. If not, business as usual. Words, deeds and jokes don’t hurt me now. I’m at the age where my skin is fairly thick. It’s our youth I give a shit about. He has a right to his opinion. We have a right to ours. We have freedom of speech. It’s like the saying, “If you don’t believe in same-sex marriage, don’t get same-sex married.” If you don’t like D. L. Hughley’s speech, don’t listen to it. People are ignorant. All of us are in some way. Attacking hate speech with hate isn’t the way, at least for me.
Whoa. So when you defend yourself against hate speech… you are acting out in hatred? That is some serious self loathing shit.
You can always tell when the right wing troll is really trying to defend something. It brings in multiple screenames, here BLAKENOW brings out not one, but TWO screenames to back up it’s comment basically saying that LGBTQ people should never push back against homophobia.
Sick of comedians of color defending their right to demonize gay people – reminds me of all the “protect our white women ” bullshit
I do hate to give an opinion on this, but after seeing this I need to say something. Years ago, maybe 6 years? I used to listen to his radio show driving home after work. I enjoyed it he was funny, one of his partners Jazmine she was funny too. But I was listening to his show and some how the subject of a male star or someone was gay. He flat out said that being gay was wrong and he and other people didn’t have time to deal with that. It was wrong and he wasn’t going to talk about as he thought it was disgusting and he wouldn’t let someone who was like that around him. I flat out stopped listening to his show. As a gay man that really hurt to hear that. It was completely in called for, the radio show was to make people laugh and listen to the music that was played. Being his show I guess you can say what ever and that the listeners had no choice. I noticed that he spoke about lesbians and it was sexy, but with men it was disgusting. It seems that a lesbian is not bad and so this show is ok for him to do. But if it were about the character being a man i but that he would have refused to do it.
I absolutely agree. I was a fan of his work as well until those opinions came to light. Since then, he’s been unapologetic and steadfast in them… which has soured me on him as someone to look up to. I also believe that if the queer character was a son he definitely would not be taking the roll. In the patriarchal society we live in, lesbians are more readily accepted than gay men… which are viewed as a direct attack on masculinity in and of itself.
His negative commentary about gay men derives from fear of gay men. It’s not that complex and, counter to what Blakenow says above, it is phobia. He also has said and done other idiotic things, concerning Coronavirus, so he really is another example of how the threat and reality “cancel culture” are really right-wing BS that our alleged “liberal” media loves to perpetuate so as not to appear biased.
D.L. stands for Down Low?
Unfortunately we have a lot of “phobics” who for some reason cannot learn and evolve e.g. some religious wackos who hide in the closet and sneak and cheat with molesting young boys.
Jon in Canada
The only thing more disgusting than a white anti-gay scumbag is a non-white anti-gay scumbag; why? Because given how non-whites have been attacked/oppressed, you’d expect them to know better. Sadly, American black culture is very anti-gay, though thankfully not all of it.
And here you chime in with your usual racism. So do you consider White gay racism an issue? White gay men are oppressed so shouldn’t they (you) be more sensitive about racism? In other words, you should look in the mirror the next time you get ready to type what just did.
I hate him.
Can’t stand him so I’ll pass on another show staring a black performer that thinks it’s OK to demean gays having not learned the lesson about how one treats their fellow human travelers after growing up in a racist environment. American black culture is very anti-gay as sadly most are on the side of the Christofascists in the USA that are in the midst of taking away American democracy.
Are you out of your damned mind? Black people vote overwhelmingly for candidates who PROTECT LGBTQ rights, as opposed to most White American voters, who have voted overwhelmingly for Republican candidates, who repeatedly vote to take away your rights as a gay person. Are you completely unaware of this or just willfully blind? You do realize that no American White person, or Obama, running as a Democrat for the Presidency, has received a majority of the White vote for decades. Just think about that. That includes White Americans giving majority votes to Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush, John McCain, Mitt Romney, and Don the Con, all of whom either pushed and supported anti-gay legislation or appointed anti-gay jurists, Cabinet secretaries and regulatory officials, in some cases in droves. Please wake up!
Kangol2, there’s the world as you’d like it to be and the world as it actually is. Sociologically in the US, Black culture is more homophobic than white culture. Facts are facts.
Whole lot of people with new handles saying the same thing. Guess it’s the same troll with the same bullshit supporting homophobia.
Hold on there, you are invading Cam’s territory. Are you Cam?
As you may know, people often project their own corrupt actions on others. Look to Republicans.
I’m amazed Hughley still has a career, between his homophobia and the fact that his shtick ceased to be funny decades ago! He also collapsed on a comedy club stage from Covid-19 back in June 2020, exposing everyone in that room to the virus, even though by then the entire US knew that being in tightly enclosed space was dangerous. He can stick this show up his wazoo. I just hope his lesbian daughter is doing well having grown up in his household.
Censorship is inconsistent with Freedom of Speech.
Which do you wish to eliminate?
Maybe acting and understanding in a part that has you look close may bend his mind, i,m gay I,ll take and like a joke about me but!!! there is a line that causes harm then you gone to far
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