“I’d love it if you didn’t drag my name into your mess”
Comedian Hannah Gadsby has opened up against Netflix’s decision to keep Dave Chappelle’s specials on its platform.
stand-up specials, called near, featuring Chappelle addressing the controversy surrounding Harry Potter author JK Rowling.
“They canceled JK Rowling – My God,” Chappelle said on the show. “Effectively, she said gender was a fact, the trans community went crazy as bullshit, they started calling her TERF.”
Chappell continued: “I’m the TERF team. I agree. I agree, man. Gender is a fact.”
Although Netflix has defended its decision to keep the special on the channel, her comments have led to LGBTQ rights group GLAAD taking to social media in protest.
“Dave Chappelle’s brand has become synonymous with ridiculing trans people and other marginalized communities,” it wrote.
“With negative reviews and viewers strongly condemning her latest special, it is a message to the industry that viewers do not support platforming anti-LGBTQ diatribes. we agree.”
Now Gadsby, who is a gay and also a stand-up special on stage, has contacted Netflix boss Ted Sarandos via Instagram in response to his decision. their comments come later Diversity noted that her special was referred to as a companion piece near by Sarandos.
“Just a quick note to let you know that I would prefer if you didn’t drag my name into your mess,” she wrote.
“Now I have to deal with Dave Chappelle’s hatred and anger even more” [sic] Whenever Dave gets $20 million to process an emotionally underdeveloped partial world view, fans love to trust me,” she continued. “You didn’t pay me nearly enough to deal with the real-world consequences of hate speech dogged, which you refuse to accept, Ted. Fuck you and your moral algorithmic creed.”