Chris Rock was doing a personal commentary on the upcoming 2008 Presidential election. He said, something to the effect of Some people ask if America is ready for a Black president, why not, we’ve already had a RETARDED president. Chris definitely used the word retarded. As a retired occupational therapist who worked with clients having developmental delays, I can tell you that terms RetardRetarded are grossly inappropriate. These words are perjoratives. They sadly malign cognitively impaired persons who have done nothing wrong.
If this episode airs again, this line needs to be editted out, or Chris Rock needs to apologize for his poor word choice when this episode airs. BTW, I'm a big fan of Chris', he just made a mistake.