In the run-up to next week’s gig hosting Saturday Night Live, comedian Dave Chappelle has been doing a series of surprise stand-up performances and he raised more than a few eyebrows Friday night with his decidedly anti-Hillary Clinton stance.
According to the New York Observer, which is published by Ivanka Trump’s husband, Jared Kushner, Chappelle told the crowd he “didn’t feel good” about voting for Clinton — he early voted in Ohio for the Democratic nominee.
“She’s going to be on a coin someday. And her behavior has not been coin-worthy,” he said. “She’s not right and we all know she’s not right.”
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The comedian also blamed Clinton for leaking the infamous Access Hollywood tape of GOP nominee Donald Trump saying lewd things about women.
“What I heard on that tape was gross,” Chappelle said. “But the way I got to hear it was even more gross. You know that came directly from Hillary.”
Taking it a step further, he seemed to defend Trump, questioning whether the candidate’s remarks equated to sexual assault, as has been portrayed in the media.
“Sexual assault? It wasn’t,” Chappelle said. “He said, ‘And when you’re a star, they let you do it.’ That phrase implies consent. I just don’t like the way the media twisted that whole thing.”
He went on to compare Trump to “The Terminator” for his resilience in handling the fallout from the tapes.
“That would have devastated anybody else,” Chappelle said.
Interestingly, Chappelle took issue with LGBT and women’s rights activists for overshadowing racism.
“They should not be having that conversation in front of black people,” he said. “You go ahead and feel something about your rights. But if you’re putting sexism and homophobia and transphobia in front of racism, you should be ashamed of yourself.”
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