After Dave Chappelle’s latest comedy special, near The stand-up segment, premiering on Netflix, has faced negative backlash. Chappelle’s outspoken jokes about the LGBTQ community, especially trans women, have been met with a wave of controversy. Now, a showrunner of the Netflix drama series dear while people The streaming giant is boycotting.
‘Dear White People’ showrunner Jacqueline Moore calls out Netflix
during the pandemic, dear blondes Showrunner and writer Jacqueline Moore made the transition and documented her journey on social media. After watching Dave Chappelle’s comedy special, Moore announced that she would no longer be working with Netflix. In the comedy special, the comedian made several offensive comments about trans women.
“After the Chappelle special, I can no longer do this. I will never work for @netflix again as long as they continue to promote and profit from dangerous transphobic content,” she wrote Twitter.
she posted a follow up Tweet In which it was written, “I love a lot of people I have 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. So, @netflix, I’m done.”
Moore takes a stand against Dave Chappelle’s offensive trans comments
In the past, Dave Chappelle has made offensive trans jokes in several stand-up specials. But, given the social climate and the age of social media, those comments are getting more criticism. In the comedy special, Chappelle made several candid jokes about trans women and the rationality of their gender, calling themselves “Team TERF”—a term used to describe trans-exclusive radical feminists. Also, he defended the controversial comments made by harry potter Writer JK Rowling and rapper Dababy.
in an exclusive interview with DiversityMoore shared that she has never been a fan of Chappelle’s trans jokes. However, this new comedy special crossed a lot of limits. “I’ve never loved Dave’s trans material before, but this time it felt different,” she explained. “It’s the first time I thought, ‘Oh, people are laughing at this joke, and they believe it’s absurd to call me a woman. In fact, this is exactly the rhetoric and language used against us.”
She continued, “I’m really tired of my existence being the subject of debate, that this is something we all have an opinion about. We all have an opinion about who I am. Look, I have no desire to cancel Dave Chappelle. He should make what he wants, but I would say to Netflix, it’s not like it was a live special.”
Should Netflix remove Dave Chappelle’s comedy special?
So, does Moore believe Netflix should remove the comedy special? Well, not necessary. While Moore advocates for freedom of speech, she finds Chappelle’s comments too damaging. “I believe in freedom of expression. I really do,” she told Variety. that promotes that speech. it’s dangerous. This is a dangerous language. I can’t say it more clearly.”
At the same time, Moore believes that special stretching is not the solution. Though she doesn’t know the exact answer, she believes Netflix should take action against the special. “I don’t think this material and a lot of their trans material have a place in the discourse. I think I personally passed on a lot of their trans material before I felt so bad in terms of this material,” she said. Explained.
Moore said, “I don’t know what Netflix should be doing, but I think something needs to be done. Whether it’s removing part of this special, I don’t know. Frankly, fixing their problem is mine.” Doesn’t work, but I think they have a problem.”
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