Dave Chappelle Backlash For Trans Comments
American comedian Dave Chappelle’s latest Comedy Special on Netflix has come under fire for his comments about trans people. The comedian has since doubled down on his comments, having performed to a sold-out celebrity-packed crowd in LA, he said he ‘loved being cancelled’.
Netflix has been urged to pull the special from activists and people on social media, as they say Chappelle’s comments are transphobic and homophobic, and damaging, but some are arguing his comments aren’t offence and you shouldn’t police comedy.
My big take on the whole Dave Chappelle thing is just… you okay, man?
This is the fourth stand-up special of his since 2017 that has a lengthy bit about trans people in it. I don’t get it. It’s such a bizarre fixation.
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) October 7, 2021
comedy policing is the dumbest thing it’s not activism- but man dave chappelle is just a boomer now, it’s very sad to see.
— hasanabi (@hasanthehun) October 8, 2021