John Witherspoon's Son Slams Comedy Hype's YouTube Video about His Late Dad & a 'Friday' Sequel
"I Hate to see dumb questions like this," said J.D. Witherspoon who released a series of tweets blasting "Comedy Hype" for raising a question regarding the fate of the "Friday" franchise following his father, John Witherspoon's death.
John Witherspoon is gone and his son wishes everyone would respect that.
J.D. Witherspoon called out the people behind "Comedy Hype" which released a YouTube video about the fate of the “Friday” franchise. John was an integral part of the film which first aired in 1995 and spawned two sequels, “Next Friday” in 2000 and “Friday After Next” in 2002.
WHAT IRKED J.D.
Before John’s passing, talks about a final sequel,”Last Friday” were making headlines, but now that the actor is gone, his son doesn’t feel the need to keep discussing this.
So when "Comedy Hype" launched its YouTube video and asked, “Should ‘Last Friday’ Still Happen After John Witherspoon’s Passing?” J.D. snapped.
So...my Dad died today & honestly I’m not sure how to feel. I’m sad, but I’m also happy 4 all the great times we had together. We’d roast each other like homies more than Father & Son, and I really liked that. He was my best friend & my idol.— J.D. (@jdwitherspoon) October 30, 2019
Love U Dad...I’ll miss u.
- J.D. pic.twitter.com/zvzep5S11I
“I Hate to see dumb questions like this, as if my father was only a tool for your entertainment,” J.D. wrote in the first of three tweets concerning the issue. “Who gives a [expletive] about jobs he can’t do anymore. Appreciate all the hard work he put into entertaining you for all the years he lived. He was so much more than the roles he played.”
I Hate to see dumb questions like this, as if my father was only a tool for your entertainment. Who gives a shit about jobs he can’t do anymore. Appreciate all the hard work he put into entertaining you for all the years he lived. He was so much more than the roles he played 🤦🏾♂️ https://t.co/WzxMbKH8DH— J.D. (@jdwitherspoon) January 3, 2020
In a second tweet, J.D. says he meant no disrespect for "Comedy Hype" but stressed how irked he was. “To me it seems like a cry for a social media headline that’s unnecessary. But hey that’s my dad so I’m biased I guess.”
No disrespect to y’all at @ComedyHype_ doing ur jobs, but seeing stuff like this just irks me man. Especially when @icecube has already spoken on this subject. To me it seems like a cry for a social media headline that’s unnecessary. But hey that’s my dad so I’m biased I guess 🤷🏾♂️— J.D. (@jdwitherspoon) January 3, 2020
A RESPONSE FROM "COMEDY HYPE"
In response to J.D.’s reaction, "Comedy Hype" reached out to him and resolved the issue. J.D. later confirmed to his Twitter followers that all was well after communications with "Comedy Hype" via email sorted things out.
In its own Twitter account, "Comedy Hype" also wrote,
“Hey @jdwitherspoon please watch our full-discussion, we respectfully covered the conversation.”
Just wanted to mention I spoke with a friend who works at comedy hype and we resolved everything from earlier via email.— J.D. (@jdwitherspoon) January 4, 2020
I appreciate y’all for reaching out. https://t.co/wVv17O6Af5
John was in his California home when he died of a heart attack on October 30. He was 77 and had been battling coronary heart disease at the time. Following his death, J.D. paid tribute to him by tweeting how much of a best friend and idol his father was to him.