Cries demanding the cancelation of Dave Chappelle have reached a deafening pitch following the comedian’s unforgivable blasphemy of speaking ill of transgenders, but he has received support from some including D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser.
Calls for Chappelle’s head on a pike have overwhelmed Twitter since he made his joke about transgender people on his Netflix special “The Closer” that debuted last week when he triggered perpetually angry leftists with remarks on gender and – gasp – that only women are able to give birth.
“Gender is a fact. Every human being in this room, every human being on earth, had to pass through the legs of a woman to be on earth. That is a fact.” Chapelle said in defiance of the myth that has become akin to dogma with the “woke” left.
He also sent those with fragile feelings into fits by quipping that “In our country, you can shoot and kill a n*****but you better not hurt a gay person’s feelings,” a reference to the 2018 killing of a 19-year-old man at a North Carolina Walmart by rapper DaBaby who was canceled after he made homophobic remarks at a show this year.
When asked by a reporter as to whether she intended to revoke the key to the city she presented to Chapelle who attended a local high school in 2017, Mayor Bowser said she had no intention to do so for a man whom she referred to as a “friend” and an “artist who is a genius.”
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) says she has not considered rescinding Dave Chappelle's key to the city:
“I regard Dave as a friend and as an artist who is a genius.” pic.twitter.com/eAqgigWTJd
— The Recount (@therecount) October 15, 2021
Bowser, who has not spoken with Chappelle since he rattled the cages of the easily-triggered demographic, also said, “Dave has been having this conversation with the trans community for a long time. But you would be, and I don’t think you would understand the whole show, I’m not sure you’ve seen it if you didn’t also understand some of his other commentary about race,” according to Fox 5 D.C.
In “The Closer,” Chapelle also defended J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series of books that the popular movie franchise was based on and who ended up atop the hate list of LGBTQ activists over a tweet that threw shade at the idea that men can menstruate.
“She sold so many books the Bible is worried about them. And they canceled her because she said… gender was a fact,” Chapelle said, “and then the trans community got mad as sh*t. They started calling her a TERF. I didn’t even know what that was. But I know that trans people make up words to win arguments.”
Chapelle also joked about former Olympic hero Caitlyn Jenner whom he said “was voted Woman Of The Year her first year as a woman! Ain’t that something? She’s better than all of you.”
One of the headhunters seeking to punish Chappelle is a Netflix employee who took to Twitter before storming a private executive meeting along with other transgender activists resulting in termination; an organized walkout has been planned as a protest.
I work at @netflix. Yesterday we launched another Chappelle special where he attacks the trans community, and the very validity of transness – all while trying to pit us against other marginalized groups. You're going to hear a lot of talk about "offense".
We are not offended 🧵
— Terra Field (@RainofTerra) October 7, 2021
Netflix Co-CEO Ted Sarandos has so far refused to bend the knee by cleansing Chappelle from the airwaves, defending the comic in an email reported by entertainment website Variety stating that “While some employees disagree, we have a strong belief that content on screen doesn’t directly translate to real-world harm,”
Chappelle who was unshaken by the backlash, told a cheering crowd at the Hollywood Bowl, “F**k Twitter. F**k NBC News, ABC News, all these stupid-a** networks. I’m not talking to them. I’m talking to you. This is real life.”
It may well be that people are sick and tired of being bullied by a social-media-savvy cadre of attack dogs for a minuscule demographic and that the real blowback could soon be directed at them.
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