Skip to comments.'If this is what being canceled is like, I love it': Dave Chappelle gets standing ovation at biopic premiere in LA after sparking controversy by backing JK Rowling in transgender spat
Posted on 10/09/2021 2:21:09 PM PDT by Trillian
Dave Chappelle was met with thunderous applause from his fellow celebrities during a Thursday screening of a biographical film chronicling his life - days after sparking controversy by backing Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling in her highly-publicized spat with the transgender community.
'If this is what being canceled is like, I love it,' the 48-year-old funnyman said Thursday night to a star-studded audience at Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl.
Chappelle had faced furious backlash from the LGBTQ community for making remarks in his latest Netflix special, The Closer, that some have claimed are transphobic.
In the stand-up special - his sixth for the streaming service - Chappelle joked about Rowling's 2019 statement that transgender women were not actually women and were a threat to her identity.
Rowling, 56, subsequently received a slew of hate messages and death threats for her comments on sex and gender after the incident, with the hashtag #RIPJKRowling trending on social media last year.
Rowling was then labeled a 'TERF' by the LGBTQ community - which stands for 'trans-exclusionary radical feminist.'
Chappelle joked that he embraced the label.
'I'm Team TERF. I agree. I agree, man,' Chappelle says in the special, aligning himself with the ousted writer.
'Gender is a fact,' he then remarks.
Chappelle adds: 'Every human being in this room, every human being on Earth, had to pass through the legs of a woman to be on Earth. That is a fact.'
In the contentious special, Chappelle also jokes that women today view transwomen the same way black people might view white women wearing blackface, and remarked that women are entitled to feel anger toward transwomen, since Caitlyn Jenner won Glamour magazine's 2015 Woman of the Year award.
'I'd be mad as sh*t if I was a woman,' Chappelle says during a problematic bit.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Can’t cancel Dave Chapelle. And he doesn’t give a ****.
I watched The Closer last night and I just didn’t find most of the jokes funny. The closest to a good laugh I had was when he disclosed his mild case of COVID and then claimed “I’m the Magic Johnson of the Coronavirus”. I laughed a lot more at his previous special “Sticks and Stones”.
One undeniable thing about Chappelle is that he’s rich enough to not care what anybody says about him. For that, I applaud his willingness to be edgy with many of the Left’s sacred cows. But he just didn’t hit the target with most of his jokes although the crowd in Detroit would disagree.
transgenderism confirms male supremacy
men are even better than women at being women
Dave, feel free to use (we can work out payment later)
I watched his special. It was not hateful at all. What it also was not was funny. Don’t get me wrong, I watched it front the back, but I only laughed a couple of times but no belly laughs. I smiled a few times, and mostly felt like it was an enjoyable speech.
This was my first time watching him do anything. I never watched his comedy before. I guess I am just an O.F., that is Old Fart as my Mother would call it. My Dad who coined the pseudonym had a different word after Old.
Years ago, I actually met his agent here in L.A. (they’re almost right beside our company) and he explained the idiots at Comedy central “overspent” on him, and he doesnt need to work again. He doesnt need to be like Seinfeld where he’s in the same boat, but “wants” to be on the road but not greedy enough to charge $75 a seat.
He has serious FU money. And isn’t afraid to tell you to FO if he doesn’t like you.
His “Jessie Smolyay the French actor” bit was hilarious, when that was going on. Must see clip.
Watch the bit I posted just above.
They keep saying that word. I don't think that word means what they think it means.
The ability to fight off cancel culture is absolutely a function of net worth.
Only in the early 21st Century is this a radical notion.
>He has serious FU money.
The guy lives on a farm in Ohio. They can’t touch him.
It’s almost like zillions of people don’t want to have to pretend a person can change sex.
EXACTLY ; )
It must come with being fundamentally at odds with reality in the case of the gender fluid crowd.
Homosexuals may just have that “we’ve been oppressed” vibe supplying the chips on their shoulders, a down low version of race grievance hustling that keeps what they think are the wrongs of the past evergreen.
Actually, I’m okay with returning to the “wrongs” of the past where homosexuality is concerned. Homosexual acts should have always remained illegal everywhere and “Ask, Tell” was entirely proper, it actually rocked. Those laws didn’t need to be anywhere near rigorously enforced to benefit society and keep various homosexual causes from running amuck in society as they’re currently doing.
and safety wired...
Btw … the idiocy of the gender identity crowd did not stop with “birthing persons” and the idea that men can have babies too, now they are taking it to the next step with “inseminators”, who presumably can be women.
Scripture speaks of a strong delusion … well, the gender identity crowd are certainly delusional.
Dave does comedy the old fashioned way, he skewers everyone. Black, white, left, right, man, woman, gay, straight. He is a muslim, so there is one thing he won’t go after, but everyone else, including himself, is fair game.
Sex is a fact. Gender is a grammatical term.
A problematic bit. No quotation marks. That ain’t journalism.
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