There’s a reason why Dave Chappelle’s celebrity status as one of America’s greatest comedians is comparable to being like a rock star.
Chappelle sells out theaters, clubs and even football stadiums across the country within minutes of tickets going on sale. And he has always been considered to be the comedian’s comedian – meaning that he’s other famous comedians’ favorite comedian.
But in his latest special, Dave Chappelle blasts “cancel culture” and liberals are furious over his political incorrectness.
Dave Chappelle opens up his latest “Netflix” special in a very peculiar way. Its quotes from Kendrick Lamar and Jay-Z aka Shawn Carter, but then we hear him sing Prince’s 1999 with the lyrics:
“I was dreamin’ when I wrote this, forgive me if it goes astray
But when I woke up this mornin’, could’ve sworn it was judgment day
The sky was all purple, there were people runnin’ everywhere”
But as the words “Sticks and Stones” appear on the screen Chappelle says, “And this is the bar of the whole song, Prince say, tryin to run from my destruction, you know I didn’t even care.”
What that means is he’s sending a message to audiences: buckle up, because I’m about to offend everybody. He’s even wearing a plain one-piece jumpsuit as if he’s symbolically saying he’s prepared for bloodshed his newest routine will have on the audience.
Chappelle delivers on his promise by attacking every demographic. The “Chappelle’s Show” star blasts or mocks the LGBT community as “alphabet people,” Michael Jackson’s accusers, suicide and even the audience when he says “That’s why I don’t be coming out doing comedy all the time. Cause y’all [expletive] is the worst motherf—–s I’ve ever tried to entertain.”
The context of that joke is about how people will look into a celebrity’s past, whether it’s months, years or decades ago, to self-righteously expose them and hope to get them “canceled.” Kevin Hart was Chappelle’s perfect example of this. When Hart got the job of being the Oscars host last year, homophobic jokes the comedian made a decade ago prior “magically” surfaced.
Liberals were furious with Chappelle’s newest show for one reason or another, which should come as no surprise because his specific intention was to leave nobody out.
One article from the liberal news entity Vice is entitled, “You Can Definitely Skip Dave Chappelle’s New Netflix Special ‘Sticks & Stones.”
The article concludes with, “Chappelle has always been a daredevil comedian willing to take a controversial stance or downplay a serious controversy for laughs, including his early-2000s skits about R. Kelly’s court trials on Chappelle’s Show. But now he chooses to blatantly ignore the historic criticism against his style of comedy and new loud-and-clear criticism from the trans community. His approach comes off like a defiant rejection of change at any cost. As he keeps going down this path, drawing attention to the worst aspects of his important career, the biggest cost will be tarnishing his own legacy.”
It always boils down to the liberal writers of these kinds of articles being surprised a comedian is joking about a group of people that’s personal to them.
Many people have accused Chappelle of being transphobic in the past, but he definitely doubled down on that criticism with more jokes too.
Don’t care that Dave Chappelle made some people feel good in Dayton this weekend. He’s an awful unrepentant transphobic person who punches down in the name of comedy. No thanks. pic.twitter.com/ZAYnbEVhjV
— bret IS a bedbug (@MsTessMcGill) August 26, 2019
Who would have thought that transphobic jokes would be the hill that such a smart talented comedian needs to die on? https://t.co/SRvvtHKvvO
— Things Imagined (@Taylor__Hosking) August 26, 2019
If you are not trans then don’t make jokes about trans people. Simple. You all love him but @DaveChappelle is actually pretty transphobic and it sucks no one cares about that fact.
— ₩ (@amks01101101) August 27, 2019
There are so many obnoxious takes and it just goes to show that some people are addicted to being offended.