Former ‘SNL’ writer receives backlash for making fun of Matthew Perry’s passing

Suhana Parvin
Suhana Parvin
Former 'SNL' writer receives backlash for making fun of Matthew Perry's passing

Former ‘SNL’ writer Kevin Brennan receives backlash for making fun of Matthew Perry‘s passing. His comments on social media drew passionate and heartfelt reactions from those who adored Perry. Fans of Perry as well as the general public have expressed outrage at his cruel remarks and have widely condemned his actions.

Ex SNL writer faces criticism for mocking Matthew Perry’s passing

Brennan’s callous remarks with regard to Perry’s death circumstances on the now-defunct social media platform X (formerly known as Twitter) sparked the uproar. Brennan answered a Perry article with the following: “DROWNED IN A HOT TUB. Hell yeah.”

The comedian received swift and harsh backlash for this remark, with many people correctly criticizing him for turning a death joke into a joke. To express their shock, one person said, “This man is mourning because he made us all laugh.” It is obvious that not anyone will express the same sentiments for you when the time comes.” Another person remarked that Brennan’s actions seemed to stem from jealousy, describing him as a pathetic and low-life human being. You’re probably envious of him because you’ll never be able to live up to his amazing standards. Karma.

Former ‘SNL’ writer’s reply to the backlash

Despite the criticism and widespread condemnation, Brennan chose to double down on his crude remarks about Matthew Perry’s death. He further fueled the controversy by stating, “I didn’t mock it. I just thought it was funny. But I do love it when junkies die.” Brennan’s insensitive remark sparked a new wave of anger among Perry’s fans, understandably so.

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Someone emphasized Brennan’s pathetic attempt at attention-grabbing by asking, “Are you really that desperate to try and stay relevant? Nobody had any idea who you were until the TMZ article. Without hesitation, millions of people knew and loved Matthew. He departed this life with more grace and dignity than you could ever imagine.” Another commenter emphasized the insensitivity of Brennan’s behavior and described Brennan’s actions as exploiting someone else’s death to garner attention.

Consequences and Public Reaction

Fans of Matthew Perry flocked to Kevin Brennan’s social media pages with shock and disappointment at what he had done. After the controversy, his Instagram page—which had been idle for more than a year—saw an increase in activity. Supporters weren’t slow to call attention to Brennan’s pitiful attempt to become famous by making fun of Perry’s passing.

In light of the recent controversy, Brennan’s Wikipedia page was even altered to characterize him as a “rude, tasteless, stand-up comedian” best known for his mockery of Matthew Perry’s passing.

Matthew Perry’s Legacy

Amidst the glaring headlines surrounding Kevin Brennan’s ill-fated actions, Matthew Perry’s dedicated fans have chosen to pay tribute to the departed actor in a profoundly meaningful and uplifting manner. In the wake of Perry’s heartbreaking passing, an outpouring of grief, love, and respect has washed over the world, uniting friends, colleagues, and admirers from all corners of the globe.

Hundreds of fans traversed from all over the world to New York City to pay tribute to the actor by assembling at the apartment that was the well-known residence of Matthew Perry’s beloved television character, Chandler Bing. To honor his memory, they left pictures, flowers, letters, and handwritten notes.

Matthew Perry’s legacy as an actor, as well as his compassionate efforts to openly share his battles with addiction and extend a helping hand to others, will continue to reverberate through the hearts of those who cherish him. Even as the details surrounding his passing remain under investigation, the enduring impact of his character and contributions remains undiminished.

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