‘They want to be feared’: Dave Chappelle slams protesters who allegedly attacked fans before 2022 show

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Comedian Dave Chappelle is as no-nonsense as it gets when it comes to expressing his views which have resulted in no shortage of backlash from alphabet activists whose inability to take a joke led him to conclude one of their favored insults carried the same weight as the n-word.

Perhaps the fact that even a historically woke company like Netflix was willing to ignore the tyrannical “T’s” of the LGBT-etc. movement and their demand to see Chappelle canceled would have been enough to give them pause. But the zealotry of the leftist ideologues knows no bounds and has resulted in harassment of his fans as well.

In the latest episode of his podcast, “The Midnight Miracle” with co-hosts Talib Kweli and Yasiin Bey, Chappelle reflected on the First Avenue club in Minneapolis canceling his July 2022 show, forcing him to play at the Varsity Theater as an alternative, and the way his fans were treated because he is an equal opportunity offender.

“There were grown people of various genders and gender identities,” he explained, “They threw eggs. They threw eggs at the [fans] who were lined up to see the show.”

“One lady was so mad with the protesters, she picked up a police barricade. You ever seen one? They look like a bike rack. This b*tch picked that barricade up by herself and threw it at the crowd,” Chappelle described. “I gotta tell you, it’s an amazing feat of strength for a woman.”

Then the comedian commented on the hatred they displayed in their chanting, noting “They was doing all that sh*t. Throwing eggs and they had this rallying cry: they go, ‘Go home, transphobe.’ They kept saying that: ‘Go home, transphobe,’ and ‘f*ck you, transphobe.'”

“It was really confusing,” he admitted, “but if you replace the word ‘transphobe’ for ‘n—–‘ it makes perfect sense.”

Chappelle’s comparison was no mere hyperbole as, despite expressing no animus towards “trans” people, harassment of the comedian escalated to physical violence of him as well when he was attacked on stage during a performance in Los Angeles last May.

“I’m not even mad that they take issue with my work,” he expressed in his podcast. “Good, fine. Who cares? What I take issue with is the idea that because they don’t like it, I’m not allowed to say it.”

“Art is a nuanced endeavor,” Chappelle argued. “I have a belief that they are trying to take the nuance out of speech in American culture, that they’re making people speak as if they’re either on the right or the left.”

“They want to be feared. ‘If you say this, then we will punish you. We’ll come to First Avenue and f*ck your show up and we’ll come to the Varsity Theater and f*ck your show up.’ And they just don’t get to do that,” he declared.

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