Kerry Washington Blasted for Memorial Tweet About DMX And Prince Philip 'Chatting' In Heaven

Kerry Washington Blasted for Memorial Tweet About DMX And Prince Philip ‘Chatting’ In Heaven

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Actress Kerry Washington had to delete her Twitter tribute to DMX and Prince Philip after she combined their memorials into one and claimed the rapper and royal were “chatting” together in heaven.

“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.

“Pls don’t be like kerry washington and mourn dmx and prince philip in the same post lmfao wtf,” said one user. The Me Too advocate decided to erase the tweet, but not after she became a trending topic on the platform.
DMX passed away on Friday at the age of 50 after suffering a recent heart attack, ABC NY reports. Prince Philip passed away at the age of 99. The royal was recovering from a recent heart procedure and had heart issues in recent years, Insider reports. Despite the two prominent figures passing on the same day, Kerry Washington was one of the few public figures who found it suitable to group their deaths together in a tribute message. It looks like the Django: Unchained star will ask “what would Olivia Pope do” before sending out another group eulogy on Twitter.