Chris Lilley has landed himself in a huge amount of hot water. Picture: Christian Gilles
Chris Lilley has landed himself in a huge amount of hot water. Picture: Christian Gilles

Chris Lilley criticised for racist music video

COMEDIAN Chris Lilley has found himself in the middle of a social media storm after he uploaded a video called "Squashed N***a" to his Instagram account.

Thousands of Australians - including high-profile indigenous Australians - have taken offence to the clip which was released less than a week after the man who ran over and killed indigenous teen Elijah Doughty, 14, was acquitted of manslaughter.

The 56-year-old man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was chasing Elijah on an uneven, boggy track outside of Kalgoorlie in WA on August 29 last year when he ran over and killed the teenager. Elijah was riding on a small dirt bike stolen from the man's family home.

There have been angry protests across the country after the man was convicted of dangerous driving causing death instead of manslaughter.

"If he was a white kid there would have been uproar," one man said outside the courtroom.

Since Lilley uploaded the video, thousands have taken to Twitter to condemn the Aussie comedian including indigenous rapper Adam Briggs who wrote, "I know someone who follows me will have Chris Lilley in their contacts - tell him, from me, 'Chris, go f**k yourself, you tactless gronk".

The video that Chris Lilley is being slammed for. Source:Instagram
The video that Chris Lilley is being slammed for. Source:Instagram Instagram

The video had racked up more than 30,000 views by the time it was deleted.

This isn't the first time the comedian has come under fire for his character S. Mouse, a fictious US rapper.

Lilley, who played the character on the 2011 show Angry Boys, was accused of blackface after he painted his face with dark makeup to play the character.

News Corp Australia

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