Dave Chappelle is an American stand-up comedian. He is well known for his satirical comedy sketch series Chappelle’s show, which went on for three years. The series ran until David Chapelle decided to quit production in the middle of the third season. Recently, Chappelle was nominated for Outstanding Variety Special for The Closer.
David Chappelle has enraged the LGBTQ+ community on his show by making some crude remarks, and that has led to the rise of a lot of debates and protests against him by the Trans community. Since the announcement of his Emmy nominations, they said they won’t take the bait this time.
Interview with Ashlee Marie Preston:
When Ashlee Marie Preston was asked about this whole situation she says:
“The reality is I invited Dave Chappelle to have a transformative dialogue about the harm that was committed. He chose not to show up, so that’s not cancel culture, that’s avoidance of accountability and once he’s made that clear, it’s no longer up to us to have a conversation with Dave Chappelle. But the people who signed the patient and that’s Ted there.” She further added, ” There has been communication with Ted, there’s been some acknowledgment, but not any tangible action to move on it. And so today we are just here to reinforce that. We do anticipate movement. We do anticipate an intentional effort to fulfill some of those asked if not as many as possible.”
What did Dave Chappelle say in the show?
The show was released last year in October, and it was immediately then that he met with huge criticism because of the comments he made during the show. He was also in team Terf, a trans-exclusionary radical feminist, and he claimed that the LGBTQ+ community was attempting to spread hate against celebrities such as JK Rowling by canceling them.
In May, Dave Chappelle was attacked by a man who identified himself as bisexual. He reacted to his triggering comments about the LGBTQ+ community, while he was performing at the Netflix Is A Joke festival, at The Hollywood Bowl.
Is the Trans community going to protest against this?
After talking to Ashlee Marie Preston, who is not a Netflix employee, we came to know that she helped organize the walkout. She tells that her Queer community and she have an action planned out. She does not want to share the details of it but promises that we’ll see soon.
It looks like Ashlee Marie Preston and others from the community are about to announce a sort of campaign that advocates for LGBTQ+ friendly-community content. She says that the industry needs more of this because the comments that these shows like Closer pass, are harmful to the community.
It is necessary to hear their version also instead of getting triggered because the trans community plans to go ahead with this strategically.
David Chappelle has yet to make any statements on this and is already onto his next special, which he is currently promoting.