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D. L. Hughley Suggests White Privilege is Reason Why Media is Ignoring Dana White Scandal

D.L. Hughley
D.L. Hughley

*D.L. Hughley has suggested that “white privilege” is the reason why the media is not making a big fuss about the footage of  Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White repeatedly slapping his wife.

Hughley believes race is the reason White is not receiving the same public scrutiny as Black celebrities. The comedian reacted to the controversy on Twitter. “If one of #DanaWhite’s fighters had beat his wife like that, he’d already have been arrested! #TeamDl,” tweeted Hughley on Wednesday, All Hip Hop reports. 

He added, “If #ChrisBrown, #BobbyBrown, or #AntonioBrown did what #DanaWhite did, the media wouldn’t stop talking about it!! What can Brown do for you?……… Be White!!” 

Hughley said if White was a Black man, this viral incident with his wife would be “NONSTOP coverage,” and noted that the media would be “dredging up a playground fight from the 3rd grade, scouring old tweets, you name it,” wrote Hughley on IG.

READ MORE: UFC President Dana White Apologizes After Caught On Camera Slapping Wife | Video

Hughley concluded, “#DanaWhite‘s ENTIRE LIFE is immersed in brutal, physical violence, he’s amassed a fortune from it. Where are the salacious headlines?? Where’s the pressure?? Ohhhhh, he apologized #WhitePrivilege (PUN INTENDED) scores a 1st round knockout yet again.”

As we reported previously, White was caught on camera repeatedly slapping his wife on New Year’s Eve. The couple, who’ve been married since 1996, have since spoken out about the incident, claiming they were both drunk in the heated moment. 

White spoke with TMZ on Monday about the physical altercation that occurred during a verbal argument inside a nightclub. In the viral video, White’s wife Anne is seen slapping him first — not that his violent reaction against her was justifiable. 

Dana told TMZ in the video below that “There was definitely a lot of alcohol, but there’s no excuse.”

“I’m in Cabo, Mexico for the holidays with my family, and my wife and I were out with family on New Year’s Eve, and unfortunately that’s what happened,” he said. “I’m one of the guys, you’ve heard me say for years. There’s never, ever an excuse for a guy to put his hands on a woman. And now here I am on TMZ talking about it.”

“There was definitely a lot of alcohol, but there’s no excuse,” White continued. “I’m literally making no excuses for this thing at all. It’s never happened before. It’s the first time that it’s ever happened, and people are going to say what they’re going to say. It is what it is. And whatever people do say, it’s deserved. I deserve it. It happened.”

White said all is well between him and Anne and both have apologized to their three children. 

“I don’t know why it happened,” he said. “My wife and I have apologized to each other. We’ve apologized to our kids.”

Watch White’s interview with TMZ below.

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