Jon Stewart has responded to the ongoing controversy involving Dave Chappelle and Netflix employees, saying the legendary comedian never intends to be hurtful towards anyone. Naturally, people are upset at Chappelle, but Stewart is still on Dave’s side and he believes that things will work out.
According to TMZ, the former Daily Show host said he believes better communication is needed between the parties involved. He said he hopes the beef will be over once both sides resort to discussions.
The 58-year-old also asked Chappelle’s critics to pay attention to the message the comedian tries to convey as much as what he says on camera. He added that The Closer actor is not someone who’d hurt people intentionally.
“I know his intention is never hurtful. He’s not that kinda person.”
Jon Stewart’s comments come after the trans employee resource group at Netflix staged a virtual walkout over the The Closer. The TV special has been under fire since its release. Critics allege the Netflix stream contains transphobic and homophobic jokes.
As for Chappelle, the 48-year-old doesn’t seem to be bothered by the controversy surrounding his content. TMZ recently spotted The Chappelle Show creator partying at the Annabel’s nightclub in Mayfair, London.
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