Dave Chappelle is under attack for jokes about reality. His statements are being called “insensitive” and “unacceptable.”
Dave Chappelle is being chastised for making jokes about reality.
The Closer Makes Use of Dave Chappelle’s Signature Style to Address Transgender, Racial, and Other “Problematic” Issues
Another day, another issue sparked by a special interest group that was offended by something uttered by a comic.
The Closer, a new comedy special from Dave Chappelle, the pioneering comedian who founded Chappelle’s Show and wrote and performed in Half-Baked, will be released on Netflix. As you would expect, Chappelle is a caustic and insightful commentator on current affairs.
As a comedian, Chappelle speaks about a variety of topics in the special, including black rappers and comedians being “canceled” for comments and jokes, such as Kevin Hart being forced out of his Oscars hosting spot in 2020 due to jokes tweeted out over a decade ago (July 2009-2011); this is extremely troubling and problematic. Or Dababy getting kicked out of Lollapalooza and the Governors Ball Music Festival in New York City for a bizarre shout-out to his fans at the Rolling Loud music festival in Miami.
With all of this in mind, Chappelle adds in his special, “In our nation, you can shoot and murder a ni**a, but you better not hurt a homosexual person’s emotions,” referring to the killing of a rapper outside of a Walmart in Huntersville, North Carolina in 2018. “And this is the discrepancy that I want to talk about,” Chappelle said.
“I’m team TERF!” said Chappelle, referring to Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. TERF stands for “Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist,” which implies you’re a feminist who thinks biological women are women and nothing else, commonly known as a sensible person.
“It’s a truth that men and women are different. To be on Earth, every person in this room, every human on Earth, has to pass between the legs of a woman,” Chappelle accurately said. If I may make a little critique, gender is a construct; sex is a reality. But keep going.
Remember, this is a comedy program, after all, and they are jokes. Chappelle also claimed that after approaching a lesbian’s boyfriend at a nightclub, he “beat up” on her. He joked, “I whooped the toxic masculinity out of that woman.”
As a result, the creeps in activist groups are swarming to attempt to stop the world’s most renowned comic from performing.
Executive producer Jaclyn Moore – who is extremely white, by the way – of Dear White People (an overtly racist program insulting Caucasians) spoke out on Twitter, as these armchair warriors are known to do:
For @netflix and @most’s Pride week, I recounted the tale of my transition. On @DearWhitePeople, it’s a network where I’ve felt at home. I’ve had a great time working there.
I will not collaborate with them as long as they continue to produce and profit from material that is openly and dangerously transphobic.
October 7, 2021 — Jaclyn Moore (@JaclynPMoore)
GLAAD, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation — which, of course, also deals with trans issues – jumped on the bandwagon:
Dave Chappelle’s name has been associated with mocking transgender persons and other disadvantaged groups. Negative reviews and outcry from viewers over his most recent show send a message to the business that people don’t support putting anti-LGBTQ diatribes on the air. We concur. https://t.co/yOIyT54819
October 6, 2021 — GLAAD (@glaad)
You’d think the National Black Justice Coalition would be on Dave’s side, but that isn’t the case. David Johns, the executive director, wants the program removed off Netflix (even though it is currently ranked 5th in the United States). This is what his fringe group had to say:
“Netflix’s allowing Dave Chappelle’s sloppy and aggressive transphobia and homophobia to broadcast on its platform is extremely upsetting.
Netflix should know better, with 2021 on pace to be the deadliest year on record for transgender individuals in the United States, the majority of whom are Black transgender people. Perpetuating transphobia contributes to the continuation of violence.
Netflix should remove The Closer off its platform immediately and provide a public apology to the transgender community.
Make no mistake: Black LGBTQ+ and same-gender individuals exist – and always have. The battle against oppression isn’t a zero-sum game, and white supremacy’s pervasiveness in the US isn’t a justification for homophobia or transphobia.”
Another example of the weirdos on the periphery attempting to destroy anything they aren’t capable of doing themselves. They’ll be resisting walking or seeing one’s feet before you realize it.