Chris Rock Blasts Mormons for Racist Past

'Romney's crew' thought black people were 'the devil' until 1978
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 8, 2012 2:26 PM CDT

(Newser) – Chris Rock has no problem criticizing Mitt Romney for his religion. Asked about the election on Jimmy Fallon last night, Rock replied, "I just heard this the other day: The Mormons, Mitt Romney's crew, they believed black people were the devil 'til 1978! I'm not making this up! … Seventy-eight! That means Jackson Five? Devil. Temptations? The devil. What changed 'em, Bootsy Collins?" And, as if to confirm that he's still holding it against Romney, he added, "President. Of the United States. Whooh."

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Rock also praised Obama. "The economy has been getting better every month, for almost like two years. And everybody's going, 'It's not going fast enough.' It's like complaining that your team keeps winning by one." Spotted by Mediaite. (Read more Chris Rock stories.)

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