Comedian has previously sparked controversy with the LGBTQ+ community
Dave Chappelle spoke out in support of writer JK Rowling during a rant on his Netflix special, which sparked even more controversy with the transgender community.
The sixth installment in the comedian’s Netflix deal, “The Closer,” debuted Tuesday and includes a moment in which he discusses the controversy that surrounded the “Harry Potter” author in 2019, when he publicly argued that transgender women were inevitable. are clearly a danger. Gender identity of biological women. The author, reiterated on several occasions, argues that trans women are not really women, prompting a swift and immediate reaction from the transgender community as many activists continue to struggle to shun those with similar negative stereotypes.
Rowling was given the label of “TERF”, which stands for “Trans-Exclusive Radical Feminist”, essentially a term for those who, despite being transphobic, call themselves feminists.
“He canceled JK Rowling – My God,” Chappelle says in his special. “Effectively, she said gender was a fact, the trans community got mad (disrespectful), they started calling her TERF.”
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“I’m TEAM TERF. I agree. I agree, man. Gender is a fact,” Chappell said (via) USA Today)
During her controversial comments on transgender people, she didn’t just discuss the LGBTQ+ community during her special event. Chappelle also discussed the recent backlash that rapper Dabi received after making homophobic remarks about people with HIV/AIDS at a recent Miami-area concert. He was forced to make several apologies as he was dropped from the Lollapalooza lineup due to criticism.
In “The Closer,” Chappelle noted that the rapper, whose real name is Jonathan Kirk, faced a career struggle more from homophobic comments than from the 2018 shooting that left the 19-year-old dead.
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“Part of the LGBTQ+ community doesn’t know Dabi’s history,” says Chappelle (via) Board)” he shot once [19-year-old Jaylin Craig] And killed him, at Walmart. That it is.”
“Dabby got shot and killed” [man] At Walmart in North Carolina. Nothing bad happened in his career,” he continued. “Do you see where I’m going with this? In our country, you can shoot and kill a [man]But you better not hurt the sentiments of a gay man.”
Fox46 It was reported at the time that the shooting charges were dropped after a key witness did not turn up to testify. DaBaby claims that Craig was trying to rob her, but his family says that was not the case.
In October of 2019, the Grammy-nominated rapper told Billboard that “I can’t sleep” during the shoot he said was “inevitable”.
Chappelle, who previously caught backlash for allegedly transphobic comments in his previous Netflix special “Sticks and Stones,” concluded his special by offering the LGBTQ+ community half-heartedly to crack jokes about him.
The comedian says, “I’m not going to tell you another joke until we’re both sure we’re laughing together.” “I ask your community – with all humility – will you please stop punching my people?”