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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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106.

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.

866 days ago
107.

izandroro    

i love you chris!!!

866 days ago
108.

thrash    

i wouldnt piss on chris rock if his rascist P.O.S. A$$ was on fire, double standard and hypocrisy knows no bounds huh Chris !!!!!!!!!!!!!

866 days ago
109.

76United    

Typical loud mouth celebrity. They can dish it, but can't take it.

866 days ago
110.

ohreally    

How you going to fake conversation with someone, ask them for a picture, then right when they are about to leave, try to pin them with a question?

That's fake as hell, and you don't deserve an answer if you had to manipulate the situation in order to get an answer.

866 days ago
111.

mj    

Is Chris Rock a racist?

Of course he is.

His defense though, will go something like this.

"I'm not a racist, I just hate stupidity, of most, 'read all', the stupid people I meet happen to be white folk."

It is well past time to call out racism whereever it exists, and it very clearly and warmly exists in Chris Rock.

866 days ago
112.

Tony    

Well it's true the Tea Party is RACIST. If Obama was not black they would have no problem with him. Then again they probably would find a reason to hate him. Come NOVEMBER all those racist Americans are in for a shock when he is ELECTED AGAIN.

866 days ago
113.

kel    

A woman was holding the camera when rock lost it. Way to attack a lady

866 days ago
114.

Sick of it    

I was a supported of Chris Rock now he can eat crap and die a-hole and all you other MF who support this racist jack a s s

866 days ago
115.

Teresa    

Good for Chris. He should have smacked him more. It teaches them a lesson, don't ambush people, period. One thing is to take pictures, another is to use the tactic mr Mattera used. He is complaining Chris was behind two bodyguards? He was behind the camera. Try to go alone! This seems to be the latest tactic used by all disciples of Breibart. Someone is bound to get hurt one day!

866 days ago
116.

myopinion    

Speak the truth Chris Rock!!!The Tea Party is RACIST!!!!

866 days ago
117.

BoomSlang    

Man, what a ***** Chris Rock is.

866 days ago
118.

tgrfan42069    

calls tea party racist and insane...supports the occupy liberal ****wads..makes sense..he obama supporters are so delusional..i remember a sign a tea partier had at a protes.it said " it doesnt matter what this sign says you will say it is racist anyway" it hit the nail on the head.the left media is so full of ****..they never say anything about people making fun of sarah palin mentally disabled kid and so forth.but get butt hurt if rush calls a slut a slut

866 days ago
119.

tgrfan42069    

typical ****** being violent.

866 days ago
120.

007memo    

lets see chris rock attacks female camera person filming him questioned about his racist statement about the tea party. Didnt any one notice how f'd up tmz is since they wrote this slanted story leaving out the woman, "trap rock" then using"TP" instead of tea party because its funn if your in elementary. This writer for this story is just as bad as soledad.

866 days ago
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