Comedian deletes Twitter account again after tasteless Draymond Green joke
Andrew Polk, the comedian from who caused a social media uproar with a tasteless joke about Draymond Green over the weekend, has deleted his Twitter account for the second time, perhaps for good on this occasion.
Polk, of Ruston, La., experienced an immediate backlash Sunday upon social media learning of his tweet in which he wrote that he hoped Green “gets shot in the face” leaving Smoothie King Center after Game 4 of the series between the Golden State Warriors and New Orleans Pelicans.
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— jodey glaser (@jodeyglas) May 6, 2018
The vitriol directed toward Polk prompted him to briefly deactivate his Twitter account, although he later returned to tweet out an apology at Green for his “edgy joke.”
I tweeted a very dumb thing meant to be an edgy joke,” the tweet read. “As a frustrated basketball fan, I go through ups and downs, and as a comedian, I don’t always express those in a digestible way. I wish no harm to anyone over a simple game, and I apologize sincerely.”
Green demonstrated a lot of class and concern for Polk when reacting to the comedian’s ill-advised tweet.
Draymond Green on receiving a death threat on Twitter: "I just pray that he gets the help that he needs" pic.twitter.com/xMpZrnNME5
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) May 6, 2018
“If he feels the need to do something like that about basketball, then I feel bad for him,” Green said after Golden State’s 118-92 victory. “It’s kind of sad that someone would take this that serious. At the end of the day, it’s a game and making death threats and talking about life — I just pray that he gets the help that he needs because I personally, No. 1, don’t worry about it and No. 2, don’t care that much about [basketball].
“And I care a lot about basketball, [but] I don’t care that much. Being that we’re in it every day and we’re literally blood, sweat and tears in this every day and it doesn’t matter that much to me, it shouldn’t matter that much to him, either. I just pray that he gets the help that he needs.”
It would seem at this point that Polk feels perhaps it’s best to take some time away from Twitter, which arguably is a pretty good idea. Whether said social media sabbatical turns out to be permanent remains to be seen.