Chapelle’s Netflix special has not been received kindly. The Atlantic calls it a “temper tantrum.” The Root says it’s“lazy.” The Ringer says it’s “predictable.” Vice urges its readers to skip it altogether.
This echoes the sentiment of a New York Times column from last month, critiquing a similar Chapelle comedy set, which declares his jokes are “getting old.”
Young writes, “Many consider this to be one of his best performances. And among that group are trolls, professional bigots, white supremacists, Nazi sympathizers and more of the very worst white people; an adoration due to the parallels between their sensibilities and his.”
Young cites tweets that show support of Chappelle as evidenced of white supremacy, including those of Jack Posobiec and Bret Easton Ellis.
According to out.com Anderson Cooper Was at That Homophobic Dave Chappelle Show.
Dave Chappelle has been criticized in recent days for a Netflix standup special in which he refers to transgender people as “confusing” and takes aim at the men who say they were abused by pop icon Michael Jackson as children. As it turns out, the comedian had a famous fan in the audience that night: gay CNN anchor Anderson Cooper.
Cooper’s face is clearly visible in the crowd, and two other celebrities appear to be sitting in the same row: singer John Mayer and gay Bravo host Andy Cohen. The pair look to be seated next to each other at the left edge of the screen.
Mirroring the scripted far-left theory of racism by using satire, NPC Daily writes “Dave Chappelle proves once again that you do not need to be white in order to be a white supremacist – you simply need to say things that go against our progressive narrative.”
It’s a racist, bigoted, homophobic hate rant no different than what Donald Trump spews at his white nationalist rallies.
NBC News – Here’s why it’s controversial
The Hollywood Reporter – Dave Chappelle Slams Michael Jackson Accusers and “Cancel Culture” in Netflix Special
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