Dave Chappelle spoke his truth in Netflix’s The Closer, his sixth stand-up comedy special with the streaming giant. Netflix’s head honcho came to his defense when Chappelle riled up a negative reaction and there were cries to cancel yet another one of the greatest comedians who ever lived. This time the comedian in question has enough support to keep himself out of cancellation, and some are singing high praises.

Damon Wayans was recently approached by TMZ and asked about Chappelle’s controversy. Chappelle made a point that DaBaby could shoot and kill a man in Walmart and nothing bad happened to his career, but those Rolling Loud comments got him cancelled.

Wayans praised Chappelle, saying that he “freed the slaves” when it pertained to comics who might be afraid to offend the PC culture. Stand-up comedy took a serious hit when PC culture took over, because tons of comedians were cancelled over decades-old routines.

A reference to van Gogh was also thrown out there. Obviously, Damon Wayans was very pleased with what Dave Chappelle brought to his special.

Some have called out Chappelle for being a snitch after throwing DaBaby under the bus like that. Others are upset about transphobic rhetoric, and a trans employee was allegedly fired from Netflix for speaking out about it. The controversy will likely continue, but we all know where Damon Wayans stands.

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H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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