Dave Chappelle needs no introductions as far as being a stand-up comedian is concerned. His range of comedies and impeccable timing made him a huge success. Chappelle’s former high school also renamed a building after him.
Last year, 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.
The stigma from that remains even now. According to TMZ, Dave Chappelle’s former high school is paying tribute to him by renaming a building in his honor – mere months after he got heckled on campus during the transgender controversy.
Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington D.C will be renaming its performance theater after Chappelle. The school stated it is honoring Dave because of his “ongoing commitment and service to the school.”
Last year in November, Chappelle returned to his school when he was still being hated for his transgender jokes. It got worse after he invited students who disagreed to speak during an assembly. One student stepped up and called him a bigot, adding, “I’m 16 and I think you’re childish.”
Some students wanted the school to reverse its decision over naming the building after him. Chappelle had asked both his supporters and his opponents to raise money for the school, and if the opponents raised more money, he would let go of the honor of having the building renamed. In the end, the former group won and the building will be renamed Dave Chappelle Theatre.
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