The actor and comedian make fun of the past allegations about him in his new Netflix’ special and flippantly named himself "transphobic comedian, Dave Chappelle."
Dave Chappelle’s special, “The Closer” incorporates hostile and upsetting jokes about trans individuals and the LGBTQ community. One of those is how “gender is a fact,” and recounted to an anecdote about thumping a lesbian woman.
As indicated by NBC News, Jaclyn Moore, who was a writer and showrunner on Netflix’s “Dear White People,” says she will no longer work with Netflix due to Chappelle’s comedy special, “The Closer,” where he pokes various fun at trans ladies. “His shadow is huge,” she says.
“He’s a brilliant goofy comedian, he’s brilliant as a political comedian. He has been brilliant for so long, but I also don’t think because you’ve been brilliant means that you’re always brilliant.”
She took to Instagram her remark in regards to the issue, “After the Chappelle special, I can’t do this anymore. I won’t work for @netflix again as long as they keep promoting and profiting from dangerous transphobic content.”
YouTube star Gigi Gorgeous moreover composed on Instagram on Friday her share of statement, “When do we say enough, is enough?”
“When violent attacks on the community, and even more so on our transgender brothers and sisters, are at an all-time high when do we stop ignoring how damaging these ignorant transphobic ‘jokes’ actually are and how they contribute to the hate and violence we have to endure on a daily basis. Let’s just be clear here: WE ARE NOT A F–KING JOKE.”
Reactions to Chappelle's Netflix Special Slammed By Stars
Proud of @JaclynPMoore for taking a stand against media that normalizes and validates hate. It's not a joke when people are victimized for profit, which is what the Chappelle special is. @netflix needs to pull the special, and I'll vote by canceling my account. #cancelnetfix https://t.co/w6iNC0n92Z— Newman Scott Hunter (@nshunter) October 7, 2021
The actual thread is one thing, but @Netflix, LGBTQIA+ allies, and especially cisgender people need to read the replies to the thread. The insults, the bigotry, all of it.— Kate Danvers (@WearyKatie) October 7, 2021
Every. Single. One.
That's the hate that Chappelle is perpetuating.https://t.co/Z1kV44kj2l
Reading the replies here made me feel sick. Jaclyn is simply stating how she felt about Netflix putting this out and how she won’t work with them. Never asked them to pull it. Never suggested Chappelle be cancelled. Yet the replies are full of the usual right wing hate. https://t.co/R2ZSsPAK2C— A Demon Quiche (@GuruOfMattitude) October 8, 2021