It seems that the controversy surrounding Dave Chappelle is still raging on. The comedian appears to be still dealing with the consequences of his controversial comedy special, which was criticized for being transphobic.

Back in October, it was reported that Chappelle was set to be involved with his high school, Duke Ellington School in a fundraiser. However, it now seems that the fundraiser has been called off.

It seems that some students at the school took issue with the comedian’s controversial “The Closer” comedy special. These students reportedly threatened to stage a walkout in protest against Chappelle.

As a result, the fundraiser has been called off. It was initially planned to take place on November 23, and meant to raise funds for a new theater that was going to be named after Chappelle.


Chappelle addressed the fundraiser on stage in Indianapolis, stating that “they’re canceling stuff [he] didn’t even want to do.” As per Indy Star, Chappelle also made several allusions to being “cancelled.”

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Abhishek Kar

Abhishek Kar is a freelance writer and a full-time pop culture enthusiast from India. In his spare time, he likes to paint.

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