Comic Dave Chappelle was once a liberal icon for his many years of lampooning George W. Bush and white racism during his comedy shows.
However, that all went out the window in just a few seconds after Chappelle’s new stand-up routine mentioned transgendered people in a context other than absolute worship.
But he’s not the only one. An increasing number of comics, including noted liberals like Jerry Seinfeld, are speaking out against the liberal intolerance and the creeping “War on Comedy”.
The target of Chappelle’s liberal ire is during a segment of his latest comedy special, “The Age of Spin: Live at the Hollywood Palladium”, in which he discusses the LGBTQ movement, specifically transgendered people.
“They’ve got the longest mental gap to bridge…whenever I see one of those Ts on the street I don’t mind them but I be like ‘Man, I miss Bruce (Jenner.)’…
…If your best friend pitched that to you, you’d be horrified.
‘Yo, n—ga, let’s go to the hospital and cut our d—ks off and make p—sies out of them.’
‘WHAAAT?…Are you sure that’s what you want to do?’
‘There’s only one way to find out: WU TANG!’ *mimics cutting off penis* BOW! BOW! Now let’s go the club and trick n—gas into f—king us.
Funny, but hardly hate-filled or an attack on an entire population.
Liberal reaction was immediate and predictable.
“Chappelle’s material was homophobic and transphobic and involved rape culture. I’ve grown too much not to speak up about it now….I have LGBTQIA folks in my Mentions repeatedly using the word “expendable” to describe how Chappelle’s specials made them feel,” Hollywood liberal April Reign wrote in a pair of tweets.
Buzzfeed even claimed Chappelle’s act was an attempt to cover up his own homosexuality, which is itself homophobic.
“The pervasiveness of these jokes reveals that many cisgender men choose to define themselves by what they are not. If Chappelle’s jokes at queer people’s expense were accompanied by a Pop Up Video–style parenthetical, they would say something like, ‘This guy wants you to know that he’s definitely NOT gay.,” wrote Tiq Milan in a 1,675-word rant.
Liberals now vow to boycott Chappelle and picket his shows.
He wouldn’t be the first. Comics across the country are finding themselves forced to rewrite their jokes in order to avoid “triggering” any of the so-called “social justice warriors” who are now interrupting comedy shows to scream and curse at every moment they feel offended.
Some comics, such as Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock, have even turned down offers to perform on college campuses, citing the growing trend of liberal activists attending shows so they can draw attention to themselves by screaming about just how offended they are.
Among the first comics to notice liberalism’s growing intolerance of differing thought was George Carlin.
“Political correctness is America’s newest form of intolerance, and it is especially pernicious because it comes disguised as tolerance. It presents itself as fairness, yet attempts to restrict and control people’s language with strict codes and rigid rules. I’m not sure that’s the way to fight discrimination. I’m not sure silencing people or forcing them to alter their speech is the best method for solving problems that go much deeper than speech,” Carlin wrote in his book “Will Jesus Bring The Porkchops?”, published in 2004.
But the liberal War on Comedy became mainstream once Jerry Seinfeld joined the chorus of performers speaking out against it.
Bill Maher echoed Seinfeld’s concerns, noting he doesn’t even want his fellow liberals in his studio audience.
“I used to fight with this audience all the time, because we used to get the audience strictly from liberal sources, then we got the audience like from everywhere and I’ve had a much better time the last couple of months,” he said.
And Chappelle himself praised Seinfeld’s stance in 2015, two years before he became the target.
“The PC issue is probably more of a problem for him because of the type of celebrity he was,” Chappelle told The Washington Post. “The show was so ubiquitous at one point, and it was a sitcom, so people aren’t used to seeing him say outlandish things even though I’m sure he has an outlandish sensibility. He’s renowned in the comedians’ circle for being an outstanding comedian. I’m talking about amongst his peers — I know not everyone universally says that — but within comedy, he’s outstanding… The reverb he hears back might be madder.”