Dave Chappelle needs no introductions as far as being a stand-up comedian are concerned as his range of comedies and impeccable timing has helped him find a large fanbase. Chappelle’s latest special on Netflix, called ‘The Closer,’ dropped on the streaming platform back on October 5th. Now it seems even Bill Maher shared his thoughts on the special.
The National Black Justice Coalition called on Netflix to remove Dave Chappelle’s special from the streaming platform for Chappelle’s harmful and transphobic remarks against the trans community.
Despite all the controversy, many have come to Dave Chappelle’s defence. This included trans comedian Flame Monroe as well. Recently, even Andrew Yang backed up Dave Chappelle. Now it seems yet another person has decided to defend Dave Chappelle’s special.
“Real Time” host Bill Maher recently spoke with Andrew Yang and NYT opinion writer John McWhorter. All of them were in agreement that while they were in full support of the LGBTQ community, they also defended Dave Chappelle’s latest special.
Regarding Bill Maher’s opinion, he stated that there is not one true opinion about anything as he referenced the view of one of those who were offended by Dave Chappelle. Maher failed to mention that Chappelle is open to having a conversation with members of the trans community to hear them out.
Andrew Yang joined in the discussion, as he stated that it is a comedian’s job to entertain and to make people think. He then added that no one believes the role of a comedian is to tell people what and how to think. Some members of the trans community argue that whatever comedians say still has its influence.
Maher was irate over an NPR story that claimed Chappelle was using his “white privilege” to excuse his homophobia and transphobia. Dave Chappelle also made it clear he is unapologetic regarding his transphobic comments and that is unlikely to change anytime soon from the looks of it. We will keep you updated on this ongoing story.
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