Dave Chappelle needs no introductions as far as being a stand-up comedian are concerned as his range of comedies and impeccable timing made him a huge success. Chappelle’s latest special on Netflix, called ‘The Closer,’ dropped on the streaming platform back on October 5th. Now it seems South Park’s creator had something interesting to say regarding the controversy.
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 defense. This included trans comedian Flame Monroe as well. Recently, even Andrew Yang backed up Dave Chappelle. Even Bill Maher decided to decide Dave Chappelle recently.
South Park creator Matt Stone certainly has his own take on the controversy. While speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Matt Stone stated that he believes Netflix’s reputation in the Hollywood community went up a lot. This is due to Netflix standing by Dave Chappelle despite the controversy.
“I think Netflix’s reputation in the Hollywood community went way, way up. That’s all I’m going to say. There are some people who do not agree. But the vast majority of creative people in Hollywood were happy with Netflix’s decision. That’s my feeling. I can’t prove that.”
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. In the current day and age of cancel culture, it is for the best if people simply don’t say anything as controversial as what Chappelle did.
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