“Anybody else wondering what DMX and His Royal Highness Prince Phillip [sic] are chatting about together at the pearly gates?” Washington asked in the since-deleted tweet, as captured by The Wrap. “My love to both their families. May they both Rest In Peace,” she added.
But, the Scandal star could’ve used a little crisis management from Olivia Pope herself after she deleted the tweet following backlash from the public. While Washington clearly meant well in acknowledging their passing on Friday, April 9, many called her out for how cringeworthy they found the tweet.
“The assumption that DMX and that white man are going to the same place…now miss washington please…” said writer Hunter Harris in a tweet. “Now we all know they’re not even remotely in the same line. One of them slid down @LilNasX pole to hell and it wasn’t DMX,” added another.
Kerry Washington trends on Twitter as fans react to her tweet about DMX and Prince Philip's deaths. pic.twitter.com/dnIfVJB6dA
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) April 9, 2021