Comedian Dave Chappelle made an appearance at D.C.’s Duke Ellington School of the Arts form which he graduated in 1991. Chappelle’s new comedy special The Closer has prompted backlash from the LGBTQ community for comments deemed transphobic.
The hour-long session in his old high school went south when a teen referred to the backlash Chappelle faced over The Closer, his latest Netflix special. The said teen took it to the mike and called Chappelle a “bigot.” Last month, Caitlyn Jenner tweeted in defense of Dave Chappelle following a company-wide walkout at Netflix.
“Dave Chappelle is 100% right. This isn’t about the LGBTQ movement. It’s about woke cancel culture run amok, trying to silence free speech. We must never yield or bow to those who wish to stop us from speaking our minds.”
580 students packed the auditorium where Dave made his appearance. The students did not hold back while talking back to the comedian. The comedian responded to the student’s comments with an unapologetic tone. That statement peeved some students who were hoping for an apology from Chappelle.
“My friend, with all due respect, I don’t believe you could make one of the decisions I have to make on a given day.”
Several students approached the Principal later who were disappointed that they were not able to voice their support for Chappelle. Chappelle getting roasted by a room full of teens, thinking it would be a friendly room, is very funny. One student had walked out during the event. Such an unexpected and bitter reception from students made his visit a complete mess, but he made the most of it.
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