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Chris Rock

ATTACKS Camera

Over Tea Party Question

3/14/2012 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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0_v26j4l22_0_vjma3q0xChris Rock
violently attacked a journalist's camera in January -- after the guy tried to trap Rock with a question about the comedian's controversial stance on the Tea Party -- and the intense footage has just surfaced.

In case you didn't know -- Rock went OFF on the TP last year in an Esquire interview, claiming, "When I see the Tea Party and all this stuff, it actually feels like racism’s almost over. Because this is the last -- this is the act up before the sleep. They’re going crazy. They’re insane."

So conservative writer Jason Mattera decided to question Rock about his opinion at the Sundance Film Festival in January -- blindsiding Rock with a TP question ... asking, "When you said the Tea Party was insane and racist ..."

But before he could finish his question, Rock tried to walk away. When he discovered his path was blocked by other people, Rock turned around and grabbed Mattera's camera and wrestled it to the ground.

A rep for Chris says the actor's attorney is looking into the video.

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91.

Darcy     

These liberals are completely intolerant. This is not a race issue. This is a political issue. It's okay for Democrats to do and say whatever they want and the left-controlled media turn a blind eye and never comment. Democrats are nothing but a bunch of communists. and Chris Rock is an a**hole. Freedom of speech means exactly that - no matter how much you dislike what the other person is saying.

891 days ago
92.

JD    

Chris Rock can dish it but cant take it!!!!!!!!

891 days ago
93.

yes stuff    

Im an 'olive' complected 'person.' If I was to be tested over and over about something that is very dear to me and you still don't get the point? HA......only bad thing Chris did is have somebody else do it for him. 200 bucks and I would of busted the MOTHERF*&KERS teeth in....stole the camera and beat him with it. As far as I am concerned its a troll trying to get a reasction. Go up to Steven Spielburg and say "Hey ummmmmm how about them jews getting cooked in an oven? Do you really buy that?"......See where that gets ya. TOTALLY INAPPROPRIATE! That guy is socially retarded. Put his name out there, so this kid grows up.

891 days ago
94.

Hero    

Nice spin. Those people blocking his path are called body guards. Did you mention it was a camera woman he attacked or that Rock later wanted to "throw down" with Mattera while next to his bodyguards.

Are you that stupid - don't you see the guards even blocking Mattera? Hack journalism.

891 days ago
95.

beef    

haha what an ignorant jackass. He says a stupid unfounded thing then when he gets called on it he can't even control himself. The guy isn't even funny, just suck helium and yell nonsense = chris rock. I HATE celebs that try to make ****ty political commentary then lose their balls once they realize people think they're stupid.

891 days ago
96.

Superman    

Sue him. Racist coward can't even answer a simple question to explain his viewpoint.

891 days ago
97.

FO REAL    

CHRIS ROCK IS THE RACIST. HE NEVER DOES A ROUTINE WITHOUT MAKING FUN OF THE WHITE MAN. LETS BE REAL HERE.

891 days ago
98.

Don    

Man if it was me I would have punched that tea bagger repeatedly instead of the camera. These are the same people who wear white hoods on their off days.

891 days ago
99.

Don    

GO Chris. F@#K THEM S*** BAGS UP, THESE RACIST IGNORANT SONS OF WITCHES.

891 days ago
100.

hummm    

nothing more racist than most of black people... they have an attitude, some kind of sense of entitlement... omg PASSION OF Z TAINT must be really "happy", do not you cute flower? you put too much effort on that avatar. LOL.

891 days ago
101.

Levi    

This will give him some new material for his next stand-up gig. These days and times are the beginning of the end of the GOP ! Chris Rocks !!!

891 days ago
102.

Don    

BEAT THESE KLAN MEMBERS I say, great job Mr. Chris Rock. You just got a new fan.

891 days ago
103.

robbo    

Chris Rock is a funny guy, but his behavior is out of line here. If I would have been holding that camera and was the victim of his attack, I'd have beat him like a bass drum.

891 days ago
104.

Teresa    

thug, no class, liberal democrat.

891 days ago
105.

FletchGuy    

A once funny guy who now shows he is just another violent demcrat who is a raceist. Not one violent incident has been linked to the Tea Party not one. It has members of almost all backgrounds, white, black, asian, latino, poor rich, middle class and the Tea Party does not preach violence such as the occupy idiots, the dems, liberals, the dem backed unions. Too bad for Chris he just shows his lack of intelligence and how he is fueled by raceism.

891 days ago
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