DAVE Chappelle is a world renowned comedian who is widely considered one of the industry’s greatest comics.
Chappelle landed himself in hot water after his comedy special The Closer aired on Netflix.
What did Dave Chappelle say about DaBaby?
Chappelle joked he wanted to “negotiate the release of DaBaby” with the LGBTQ community.
He also stated DaBaby shot and killed a man in 2018, claiming self-defense, but that he felt his action was not taken as seriously as his homophobic comments.
“Nothing bad happened to his career” after the incident, the comedian continued.
“Do you see where I’m going with this?” Chappelle asked.
In America, he said, shooting a man to death is fine, but “you better not hurt a gay person’s feelings.”
What else did Dave Chappelle say in the special?
At the end of his special, Chappelle insisted he won’t be making any more LGBTQ jokes going forward, but he made sure to get some final punchlines in.
Following backlash and canceled appearances, DaBaby issued an apology for his comments in August.
In his hour-long special, he said he is “team TERF” – the term for trans-exclusionary radical feminist.
TERF refers to people who describe themselves as feminists but who exclude the rights of transgender people from women’s rights.
The star defended Harry Potter author JK Rowling ,who has made numerous controversial remarks about trans people.
He spoke explicitly about transgender women’s genitals, making a comparison to vegan “meat.”
“I’m not saying it’s not p***y, but it’s Beyond P***y or Impossible P***y. It tastes like p***y, but that’s not quite what it is, is it? That’s not blood, that’s beet juice.”
Dave then recalled a disturbing incident where he supposedly beat up a lesbian woman, claiming the woman later tried to sell the story to TMZ.
He said: “I’m glad TMZ didn’t believe that – because I did beat the s**t out of her, I’m not gonna lie. It was her fault. I had no choice.”
Dave said he’ll be leaving off the LGBTQ jokes “until we are both sure that we are laughing together.”
He talked about Daphne Dorman, a white transgender woman who supported his jokes and who Dave became friends with before she died by suicide in 2019.
“I’m telling you, it’s done. I’m done talking about it.”
What did Jaclyn Moore say about Dave Chappelle?
Jaclyn Moore, a showrunner for Dear White People, claimed she would be boycotting Netflix for Chappelle’s comments.
She tweeted that she “will not work with [Netflix] as long as they continue to put out and profit from blatantly and dangerously homophobic content.”
Moore transitioned during production of the show’s last season.
She tweeted that Chappelle was once “one of [her] heroes,” but the jokes he made in the special “have real world consequences” for trans women.
“So when he says people should be mad a trans woman won a ‘Woman of the Year’ award … When he misgenders… When he says he should’ve told that mother her daughter WAS A DUDE … I just can’t … I can’t be a part of a company that thinks that’s worth putting out and celebrating,” she said.
In an exclusive interview with Variety, Moore expanded on her thoughts.
“I do believe in freedom of speech,” she told Variety’s Marc Malkin.
“I really do. But I have the freedom of speech to say that somebody’s speech bothers me, and I don’t want to work with a company that promotes that speech. It’s dangerous. It’s dangerous language. I can’t say it any clearer.”
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