Comedian Dave Chappelle has suddenly become an enemy of the left.
He has been the target of an aggressive “cancelation” attempt from the “woke” mob.
But Chappelle just won a Grammy and liberals are furious.
The Grammy Awards saw an uptick in viewership over last year’s show, as liberals celebrated full-on debauchery.
The lowlight occurred when Sam Smith, who identifies as nonbinary, and Kim Petras, who identifies as transgender, performed a song called “Unholy” that could be described as nothing other than Satanism.
Needless to say, the left celebrated the disturbing act.
However, liberals were not so thrilled when comedian Dave Chappelle won a Grammy for his standup special The Closer.
The Hollywood Reporter ran a piece titled, “Dave Chappelle Wins Grammy for Netflix Special Condemned for Being Transphobic.”
Some joked that the actual category was called “Netflix Special Condemned for Being Transphobic.”
Chappelle has been relentlessly criticized by leftists for making jokes about transgender people.
Apparently, they are off limits in the world of comedy.
Netflix employees demanded the company pull the special from the streaming service, or at least put a disclaimer at the beginning.
They also staged a walkout of the Los Angeles headquarters.
However, Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos did not back down.
Sarandos responded, “We have articulated to our employees that there are going to be things you don’t like…There are going to be things that you might feel are harmful. But we are trying to entertain a world with varying tastes and varying sensibilities and various beliefs, and I think this special was consistent with that.”
But Chappelle did pay a price for releasing the special.
He had a documentary that was blacklisted from festivals, and he could no longer find distribution for the film.
Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. almost seemed apologetic after Chappelle’s win.
He explained, “We don’t control who the voters vote for…If the voters feel like a creator deserves a nomination, they’re going to vote for them…We’re never going to be in the business of deciding someone’s moral position or where we evaluate them to be on the scale of morality. I think our job is to evaluate the art and the quality of the art. We can make sure that all of our spaces are safe and people don’t feel threatened by anyone. But as far as the nominations or the awards, we really let the voters make that decision.”
What a novel concept.
But that’s not good enough for the activist left.
Chappelle was not in attendance, which was probably for the best considering the woke-a-thon that the show turned into.
Petras received a standing ovation after being the first transgender artist to win a Grammy.
Regarding the song “Unholy,” Petras said, “With religion, it’s just been a thing that I never even had a chance to fit into, because religion never accepted trans people, and I’ve been trans my whole life…When I was a kid and all my friends would go to [receive] Communion and things like that, I was never a part of it. It was just never an option for me. But I still was curious and wanted to know. I think religion was really the first thing where it was like, okay, I am not wanted or accepted here, and I’m on my own…And the song is kind of a thought of, well, if everyone was equal and accepted in spirituality, then maybe I would have wanted to be a part of it and maybe I’d be a different person…But also, I found my own version of spirituality through that. It’s honestly about, I wish everyone got treated the same.”
The hard left is openly hostile to religion.