There is STILL a lot of TALK about Dave Chappelle’s ‘The Closer’ comedy special where some COMMENTS he made were deemed OFFENSIVE to the trans community. Chappelle is again SPEAKING out about the controversy.
In a new stand-up video, Dave says that he is willing to meet with transgender Netflix employees or other members of the trans community, but won’t bend “to anybody’s demands.”
In the video, Chappelle remained unapologetic about the special — which was accused of containing transphobic and homophobic remarks and led to a walkout at Netflix — saying: “I said what I said.”
“It’s been said in the press that I was invited to speak to the transgender employees of Netflix and I refused. That is not true — if they had invited me I would have accepted it, although I am confused about what we would be speaking about,” Chappelle said in the video. “I said what I said, and boy, I heard what you said. My God, how could I not? You said you want a safe working environment at Netflix. It seems like I’m the only one that can’t go to the office anymore.”
Chappelle claimed that the controversy was about “corporate interests” and that some members of the LGBTQ+ community have been supportive of him.
“I want everyone in this audience to know that even though the media frames it that it’s me versus that community, that is not what it is. Do not blame the LBGTQ [sic] community for any of this shit. This has nothing to do with them. It’s about corporate interests and what I can say and what I cannot say,” Chappelle said. “For the record, and I need you to know this, everyone I know from that community has been loving and supporting, so I don’t know what all this nonsense is about.”
See the full video HERE!
Is DAVE CHAPPELLE canceled or NOT!?
We and the CONSENSUS would say NOT!