“The Closer,” the sixth installment in the comedian’s Netflix deal, “Chapel’s Show” The comedian has described it as “his last special for a minute”, which includes tongue-in-cheek jokes about race, the coronavirus pandemic and talks “the release of”. dababyThe rapper’s homophobic comments followed. But Chappelle’s comments on the transgender community, a topic to which he has received backlash, are provoking more backlash.
Chappell doubles down on transphobic jokes by weighing in on comments JK Rowling Created in December 2019 “Harry Potter” The author linked sex with gender and suggested defense ideas that changing one’s biological gender was a threat to one’s own gender identity.
“They canceled JK Rowling – My God,” says Chappell. “Actually she said gender was a fact, the trans community got mad (outrageous), they started calling her TERF.
“I’m Team TERF. I agree. I agree, man. Gender is a fact.”
While the traditional gender binary definition applies to people who were born male or female at birth, many identify as non-binary and do not consider themselves to be simply male or female.
Chappelle says she has “never had a problem with transgender people,” but experts say TERF’s use is problematic for the trans community.
What is a TERF?
turf There is an acronym that stands for “Trans Exclusive Radical Feminists”. The term describes feminists who are transphobic.
In his special, Chappelle gave the proper definition but said, “They see trans women the same way we can see trans blackface.”
Sarah McBride, the national press secretary for the Human Rights Campaign, said TERF’s views “deny the legitimacy of transgender people and transgender identity.”
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McBride noted that such views are not simply rejected among most feminists and supporters of LGTBQ rights in the United States. The ideology of TERF may reinforce prejudices that lead to other forms of discrimination many transgender men and women may experience, such as in housing or employment. Discrimination can also lead to physical violence, which disproportionately affects the trans community, especially transgender women of color.
What about social media?
Chappelles often toe the line of being repugnant and harmful to marginalized communities. In their sets, comedians speak out against transphobic laws while spreading harmful ideas.
“I’m personally very invested in penis erection, because I’m a man with kids,” says Chappell. That doesn’t mean I think another approach can’t exist. “
on some Social media praised Chappelle’s return to Netflix, but others dismissed the comedian’s jokes, which they said were made at the expense of others.
“Dave Chappelle Claims He’s Ruining My Day,” A Twitter user wrote.
“Oh t the community is going to go crazy once they see this Dave Chappelle standup lol,” One user wrote.
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Another user tweeted: “Dave Chappelle is the greatest at using non-sequiturs to subtly present his bigotry.”
According to a study published in LGBTQ Health, Negative media representation of the transgender community is “significantly associated” with symptoms of depression within the trans community.
Past Backlash Against Chappelle’s Trans Jokes
Chappelle has come under scrutiny in the past for his comments about the trans community. In his 2019 comedy special “Sticks and Stones”, He lamented how increasingly politically correct society was, while sarcastically saying how difficult it would be for transgender people.
“They’re very confused,” Chappell said. “The idea that a person might be born in the wrong body—they have to admit, it’s a (outrageously) hilarious situation.”
At the end of his “closer” special, he says that he will no longer joke about the LGBTQ community, but with a related condition. Da Baby Is Being “Cancelled” For Her Homophobic Comments And Kevin Hart withdraws from Oscars After refusing to apologize for past homophobic comments.
The comedian says, “I’m not going to tell you another joke until we’re both sure we’re laughing together.” “I ask everyone in your community – with all humility – will you please stop punching my people?”
Contributions: Patrick Ryan, Hannah Yasharoff, Ryan W. Miller and Alia Dastgir