Dave Chappelle is quite a controversial comedian, his fans love him regardless of that. Due to complaints about the comedian’s allegedly transphobic comments, the original venue cancelled the sold-out performance. Dave Chappelle has now mocked the protesters that made him move his sold-out Minneapolis performance.
On Thursday, July 21st, just hours before the comedian was slated to perform at First Avenue, the event’s organizers posted on Instagram that the show had been postponed and relocated to Varsity Theatre due to complaints about Chappelle’s allegedly transphobic remarks. Chappelle mounted the stage and criticized people who tried to cancel him, according to the Daily Mail, who went to the rescheduled performance.
Comedy is just comedy. I’d respect them more if there was at least one Black person!
Chappelle continued to make fun of pronoun usage and cancel culture, joking that he found it perplexing since the reproductive system is created out of words and semantics. Throughout his show, the 48-year-old also made jokes about famous people including Chris Rock, Will Smith, and Louis CK.
After Chappelle’s Netflix special The Closer was released in October of last year, the comedian came under fire for a number of allegedly transphobic remarks he made on the show, including that he was “team Terf” (trans-exclusionary radical feminist) and that the LGBT+ community was trying to “cancel” the careers of famous people like JK Rowling.
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