John Witherspoon's Son Slams Comedy Hype's YouTube Video about His Late Dad & a 'Friday' Sequel

Claudine Varela
Jan 11, 2020
04:20 A.M.

"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.

John Witherspoon visiting "The Late Night Show with David Letterman" in 2009. | Photo: Getty Images

John Witherspoon visiting "The Late Night Show with David Letterman" in 2009. | Photo: Getty Images


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.


“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.”


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.”


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.”


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.

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