Sometimes it's a little "too soon" to joke about certain things...and Paul Walker is one of them.
During an interview with HuffPost Live, Fast and Furious co-star Ludacris talked about his experience attending the taping of Justin Bieber's roast for Comedy Central. Although most of it was all in good fun, he revealed that some if it went a little too far, namely when people started mocking Walker, who died in a tragic car accident on Nov. 30, 2013.
"A lot of people took it too far. Basically, it did go too far, and that's what happens at some of these roasts," Ludacris explained. "But as long as they edit it to the point where they ride the fine line, it doesn't go over the line, I'm sure we good. Cause we were there for four hours. So they have to edit it down to two. So I'm sure they'll get the best of the best."
Bieber, who has been apologizing for his bad behavior over the past few years, took a lot of flack for his actions. He Gave stars such as Martha Stewart,Kevin Hartand Jess Ross plenty of ammunition to use, but some (whom Luda doesn't name), crossed lines.
"...It's not one particular person, there were just certain jokes that were—and I'm not saying anything towards me—I'm just saying there were some jokes that weren't appropriate," he explained. "You know, there were some Paul Walker jokes that I didn't feel like were appropriate. And I was told and promised that they would edit those out...Some of those were over the line."
Comedy Central confirmed after the taping that it would be editing out the Walker jokes in the final cut of the Roast of Justin Bieber.
"Roasts often push the limits of good taste and we give the participants full reign to try things knowing we have the edit to shape the show," a Comedy Central spokesperson told E! News in a statement. "Sometimes the line is discovered by crossing it. The Paul Walker references will not be in the telecast."
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During the March 14 taping, comedienne Natasha Leggero ribbed a fellow roaster, saying, "I'm not saying Martha Stewart is old, but she needs a new Walker more than the Fast and Furious franchise."
Ross then poked fun at Ludacris with his own lyrics, saying, "'Move bitch! Get out the way!' That's what Paul Walker should've said to that tree." When audience members immediately booed him, Ross asked, "Too soon? Too fast? Too furious? Give me a break, people! I'm trying to save this kid's life."
When all was said and done, the roast's subject admitted that he didn't find the Walker jokes tasteful either. "I didn't particularly like the Paul Walker jokes," the singer told reporters backstage.
To see all the jokes that made it to air, tune in to the Comedy Central special March 30.