Comedian criticized for alleged transphobic remarks in ‘The Closer’
Dave Chappelle Thursday laughed at any attempts to get her and her new Netflix The special “The Closer” was cancelled.
The 48-year-old artist took the stage Thursday night for a screening of his documentary at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Calif. The sold-out crowd also saw performances by Stevie Wonder, Snoop Dogg, Jon Hamm, Nas, Lizzo, poet Amir Suleiman, Jeff Rose, Talib Kvli and others.
Speaking to about 18,000 people in the crowd wearing sneakers and suits, Deadline reports that Chappelle touched on the fact that several individuals and groups are asking “The Closer” to be pulled from the streamer because of the alleged transphobic comments. Made in it.
“If it’s going to be cancelled, I love it,” Chappelle said to hooting and hollering from fans in attendance, per Shop.
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He continued: “I don’t know what to tell you, except I’m a bad mom—-er.”
Reportedly, Chappelle shared his own take on TODAY’s “cancellation culture.”
“It’s a conspiracy of kindness,” he said, later adding that he believes Americans “have to trust each other.”
At one point during the show, Chappell took to Twitter to criticize Big Tech. “F—Twitter,” he reportedly said, indicating support from the crowd.
Chappelle’s appearance on Thursday came two days after the debut of his sixth installment in his Netflix deal, sparking outrage from LGBTQ+ activists for his alleged defense of “Harry Potter” author JK Rowling.
“He canceled JK Rowling – My God,” Chappell says in his special. “Effectively, she said gender was a fact, the trans community got mad (disrespectful), they started calling her TERF.”
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“I’m TEAM TERF. I agree. I agree, man. Gender is a fact,” Chappell said (via) USA Today) “TERF” stands for “Trans-Exclusive Radical Feminists”, and is essentially a term for those who, despite being transphobic, call themselves feminists.
Several critics took issue with Chappelle’s comments on Twitter. Jacqueline Moore, who is an executive producer and showrunner of “Dear White People,” tweeted that the special made her cry. He also vowed that he would not work with the streamer until Netflix included transphobic comments in its programming.
“I told the story of my transition @netflix And @most of Pride week. This is a network my home has been on @DearWhitePeople. I love working there. I will not work with them as long as they continue to openly and dangerously exit and profit from transphobic material. I love a lot of the people I’ve worked with at Netflix. Brilliant people and officials who have been allies and fought for important art… but I’ve been thrown against walls, because “I’m not a ‘real’ woman.” Beer bottles have been thrown at me. Therefore, @netflix, I am,” Moore tweeted.
so happy issued Statement Writing on his Twitter account, “Dave Chappelle’s brand has become synonymous with ridiculing trans people and other marginalized communities. Negative reviews and viewers vehemently condemning his latest special have a message for the industry That the audience does not support platforming anti-LGBTQ diatribes. We agree.”
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The National Black Justice Coalition, a civil rights advocacy group focused on the LGBTQ+ community, also reacted and called on Netflix to pull “The Closer” from its catalog.
“With 2021 the deadliest year on record for transgender people in the United States — most of whom are black transgender people — Netflix should know better,” NBJC executive director David Johns said in a statement. time limit. “Perpetuating transphobia perpetuates violence. Netflix should immediately remove ‘The Closer’ from its platform and apologize directly to the transgender community.”
Also in the special, Chappelle discusses the recent backlash he had received after making rapper Dabi homophobic comments About people with HIV/AIDS at a recent Miami-area music festival. The criticism forced him to make several apologies Dropped from Lollapalooza lineup.
“Part of the LGBTQ+ community doesn’t know Dabi’s history,” says Chappelle (via) Board)” he shot once [19-year-old Jaylin Craig] And killed him, at Walmart. That it is.”
“Dabby got shot and killed” [man] At Walmart in North Carolina. Nothing bad happened in his career,” he adds. “Do you see where I’m going with this? In our country, you can shoot and kill a [man]But you better not hurt the feelings of a gay person.”
Fox46 It was reported at the time that the shooting charges were dropped after a key witness did not turn up to testify. DaBaby claims that Craig was trying to rob her, but his family says that was not the case.
In October 2019, nominated for grammy The rapper told Billboard that “I can’t sleep” during the shoot that he said was “inevitable”.
Chappelle, Joe first caught reaction He concluded his special by offering the LGBTQ+ community half-heartedly to crack jokes about him, for allegedly transphobic comments in his previous Netflix special “Sticks and Stones.”
The comedian says, “I’m not going to tell you another joke until we’re both sure we’re laughing together.” “I ask your community – with all humility – will you please stop punching my people?”
Representatives for Chappell, JK Rowling and Dabi did not immediately return Granthshala News’ requests for comment. A Netflix spokesperson declined to comment.
Granthshala News’ Tyler McCarthy contributed to this report.