Dave Chappelle responds to criticism after his Netflix comedy special – ‘If That’s What It Gets Canceled, I Love It’
#Roommates, if you continue Dave ChappelleLegendary Career As you know he loves to push the envelope and say things that many other comedians dread – and he just added to that list during his recent appearance and the premiere of his documentary. In response to the backlash he received after his latest comedy special on Netflix, Dave Chappelle had a few words for his critics… and if you know him, you won’t be surprised by his response.
According to @HollywoodReporter, it was Dave Chappelle a lot to say regarding calls for him to be canceled and his new Netflix special “The Closer” withdrawn. While appearing on his completely sold out show at the Hollywood Bowl, he didn’t hold back on how he felt about the backlash. “If that’s what canceling looks like, I love it. F**k Twitter, F**k NBC News, ABC News, all these dumb networks**. I’m not talking to them. I’m talking to you. That’s the reality of life.”
There were reportedly some notable celebrities in the audience who applauded and gave Dave a standing ovation after his comments, including Brad Pitt, Stevie Wonder, Snoop Dogg, Nas, Lizzo, Tiffany Haddish, Sterling K. Brown, and Donnell Rawlings. At some point during the evening Stevie Wonder said “What we need to cancel out is hate. What we need to cancel out is fear because we should have love, and we should never cancel it. I want to cancel out the idea of feeling like we don’t want anyone laughing because if we don’t laugh, We cry. And I don’t think that was God’s intention—never.”
As mentioned earlier, earlier this week, several organizations and members of the LGBTQ+ community called on Netflix to withdraw Dave Chappelle’s new comedy show due to content they feel is targeted and mocks transgender people. This includes the National Black Justice Coalition and Transgender Showcase and Executive Producer of the movie “Dear White People.”
Netflix has not publicly responded to the backlash and Dave Chappelle’s The Closer is still available to stream.
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