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Comedian Dave Chappelle made an impromptu visit to his alma mater in Washington, D.C., where some students reportedly expected him to apologize after being jolted on his popular “The Closer” comedy special on Netflix this year.

“I’m 16 and I think you’re childish, you handled it like a kid,” said one student, adding that Chappell is a “big.” Politico Playbook reported on Thursday After talking to the people present at the event.


“My friend, with all due respect, I can’t believe you can make one of those decisions that I have to make on a given day,” he replied, recounting the incident according to students.

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Chappelle has faced years of backlash and claims he is “transphobic” for jokes in his stand-up acts, including after “The Closer” where he played “Gender” on Netflix last month. Is a fact” comments. The special was panned by the trans community and some Netflix employees, but boasts high ratings among general audiences.

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According to the Politico playbook, they made an appearance Tuesday at DC’s Duke Ellington School of the Arts, where 580 students packed the auditorium. The comedian graduated from school in 1991.

The school initially shifted its attendance from 23 November to 22 April after students threatened to pull out in protest before going back to the original plan.

Politico reported that he answered another opposing question from a student: “I am better than every instrumentalist, artist, no matter what art you do in this school, right now, I am better than all of you. I am sure That will change. I am sure you will soon be a household name.”

“Your comedy kills,” another student yelled at him.

Dave Chappelle in "The Closer"

“N—— are killed every day,” he reportedly replied, before saying: “The media isn’t here, is it?”

“As a parent, I must say I have a real problem. … He was being grievously dead and using the n-word on the record. What kind of decision did the school make to allow it showing?” A parent said about the incident.

Chappelle spokeswoman Carla Sims did not immediately respond to Granthshala News’ request for comment on the incident. She told Politico, “They’re complaining that he talked and said the n-word. If anything, Dave is putting the school on the map.”

“He said these kids deserve an F for an apology,” Sims said, adding that he didn’t expect students to apologize to him during the visit. But “Give them some room to grow. They’re going to say immature things.”

A Duke Ellington official said the comedian encouraged students who accompanied his comedy to ask questions, and about eight students came forward.

Duke Ellington spokeswoman Savannah Overton said: “During interactions with students and staff, Chappell specifically invited voices of dissent to ask questions, although as a result, Chappelle’s supporters became a silent majority.”

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“After the assembly, many students approached our principal, who was disappointed that they could not raise their voices in support of Chappell on this platform,” he said.

Despite the apparently tense moments, students said Chappelle had a softer tone by the end of the visit and condemned the death threats some students received if they protested. One student described him as “really kind.”

Dave Chappelle arrives at the premiere of "A Star Is Born" during the Toronto International Film Festival 2018 held on September 9, 2018 in Toronto, Canada.

“His whole tone changed,” one of the students told Politico. “He said, ‘This is my family and whether they know it or not, I love these kids. … I don’t want to hear about any danger to these kids. These kids don’t deserve it.’ “

“He was really kind,” said the student. “if [only] He [had] Worked the same way the whole time. … there was no reason for us to be mean. He was just laughing at the kids.”

He gave each student three tickets for his documentary “Untitled” and 600 meals for Thanksgiving to the students and staff.