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. It seems even Kevin Hart has come to Dave Chappelle’s aid.
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 defend Dave Chappelle recently.
While speaking to TMZ, legendary comedian Kevin Hart talked about Dave Chappelle’s current controversy. Hart defended Chappelle and stated that he is a good man.
“I think we all have to adjust. We all gotta, you know, make sure that we’re operating and managing in a respectful manner. And, you know, Dave, at the end of the day, is Dave and I love him because he’s him. And I also want people to understand he’s a good dude.
He’s a loving dude. Hart also believes that people shouldn’t draw definitive conclusions about Chappelle without knowing him personally. “The narrative that’s being attached doesn’t necessarily have to be true without knowing the actual individual. That’s just me telling my guy that I love him and that’s me telling him I appreciate him. I want other people to understand he’s a f*cking loving, good guy, man.”
Even Kanye West threatened to smack people who want to cancel Dave Chappelle. Dave Chappelle also previously made it clear he is unapologetic regarding his transphobic comments and that is unlikely to change anytime soon from the looks of it.
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