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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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab is a news writer at Ringside News. He has been an avid fan of professional wrestling since 2000. His earliest memories of pro wrestling involved The Rock taking on The McMahon-Helmsley faction in 2000. Outside of his writing responsibilities, Manik is a fan of fiction, thrillers, comics, manga and anime. He’s an occasional journalist and likes to spend his free time watching movies and reading stuff about politics, science, medicine, etc. Manik also enjoys jogs in the park and workouts in the gym.  Manik is also a big of rock bands including Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Metallica, Drowning Pool, Breaking Point, and Skillet. His current favorite wrestler is Kazuchika Okada and his favorite wrestler of all time is The Rock.

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