Dave Chappelle as many may know would release his 6th comedy special with Netflix, entitled The Closer. In the special from the streaming platform he would address several topics including LGBTQ movement. To close out the special, Chappelle would announce he will stop telling gay/trans jokes.
During the special, Chappelle revealed his own story of having a friendship with a fellow trans and how it impacted his life. He let it be known that the person committed suicide eventually and it was due to people not being empathetic to others. His comedic genius extended into how his past public relations has led some people to misinterpret his real thoughts about having equality for all people.
Chappelle also called out conflicting message of hypocrisy when it came to the cancellation of rapper DaBaby. As reported, during the summer, DaBaby caused a ruckus online after a performance at an event which he took aim at the LGBTQ community. He would go on to be blackballed and stricken from future festivals.
Chappelle pinpointed to the time DaBaby shot and murdered a fellow black person at a Wal-Mart and his career felt no negative feedback.
“Nothing bad happened to his career,” Chappelle spilling his thoughts to the audience. “Do you see where I’m going with this? In our country, you can shoot and kill a n***a, but you better not hurt a gay person’s feelings.”
Check out another Comedy Hype segment about the situation below.
Check out the social media reaction to Dave Chappelle’s special below.
I watched it Chance. It’s garbage. This article sums up the special perfectly. https://t.co/BGDiwkE0d7
— C R (@CarterLRoss) October 6, 2021
The Greatest Of All Time does it again.
— Tom Tucker (@TomTucker2021) October 6, 2021
He did not say this. People tweet anything to be devicive
— Cream Soda Mageu 💚 (@NtlabatiThulani) October 6, 2021
Wayyyy outta context my guy…I saw the special…the media is just capitalizing off of peoples stupidity🤦🏾♂️
— Noms (@iAmNoms_) October 6, 2021
I keep seeing ppl say self defense and shit, but do you think DaBaby would be canceled if he got a murder charge? He faithfully raps about catching bodies and ppl love it. Mfs defused everything Dave said trying to find a problem
— GibbyGotGoods (@drk_gibson) October 6, 2021
He said he was going for it. And he did. It’s not Dave Chapelle if it doesn’t make you cringe a little and make you think
— Tessa (@CurtessaJacques) October 6, 2021