Chappelle slams cancel culture amid Netflix transgender furore

Chappelle slams cancel culture amid Netflix transgender furore

10/26/2021 3:36:00 AM

Chappelle slams cancel culture amid Netflix transgender furore

'I am not bending to anybody's demands,' says the US comic of the transgender backlash he faces.

Getty ImagesUS comedian Dave Chappelle, whose latest Netflix special has sparked a transgender backlash, has hit back at those he says want to "cancel" him.Chappelle posted on Instagram that he was willing to meet members of the transgender community, amid criticism his comedy show was transphobic.

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He also invited viewers to decide whether he had been "cancelled".It comes after a small protest last week outside the Netflix headquarters in Los Angeles.Critics have taken offence at Chappelle's Netflix special, The Closer, in which he says "gender is a fact" and that LGBT people are "too sensitive".

Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos apologised for how he handled internal dissent from employees, saying: "I screwed up."Chappelle's video, posted on his Instagram account on Monday, was filmed at his performance in Louisville, Kentucky, on Sunday, according to CNN. It was his first public reaction to critics since his special debuted on 5 October. He appeared at the show alongside popular podcaster Joe Rogan.

"It's been said in the press that I was invited to speak to transgender employees at Netflix and I refused," Chappelle, 48, told the audience.Media caption,Watch Andi's remarkable journey: 'I can finally be who I've always been'

"That is not true. If they had invited me I would have accepted it. Although I am confused about what we are speaking about... You said you want a safe working environment at Netflix. Well it seems like I'm the only one that can't go to the office anymore."

"To the transgender community, I am more than willing to give you an audience," he continued. "But you will not summon me. I am not bending to anybody's demands."He also denied that he was in conflict with the LGBT community, saying "this has nothing to do with them. It's about corporate interests and what I can say and what I cannot say."

Last week Netflix reported record subscriber numbers of 213.5 million globally.Chappelle also said the special had led to him being disinvited from showing his latest documentary, Untitled, at film festivals."Today, not a film company, not a movie studio, not a film festival... will touch this film," he said, calling on people to see his new film and decide "am I cancelled or not?"

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What does 'slam' mean? Such a tabloid word. EL ASUNTO ES QUE TODOS DEBEN ESTAR CONDICIONADOS POR MINORIAS...ESO NO ES LIBERTAD DE EXPRESION Ffs - everywhere I look in the media; there’s Dave Chapelle talking about being ‘cancelled’ Most comedians would give their right arm to have their voice so publicly heard and discussed!

Good thing about this thread is I've managed to block so many TERFs GCs and plain transphobic bigots. Should keep my timeline clear for a bit. He is an edgy comic and African heritage. A race that has been reduced to a minority and exploited as a point of reference for every group who face discrimination including transgenders.

ain't it amazin how quickly your life doesn't matter. Comedy isn't funny when you're punching down at people who aren't as fortunate as you. That just makes you a prick People do get caught up and forget his job is to joke. I didn't think he was being offensive. However, I also didn't find it funny and just switched it off through boredom.

Cheers to Netflix not taking David Chapelle The Closer off Netflix I watched it I didn’t find it offensive maybe it’s time for Netflix employees find another job if they can find something better that represents their feelings it’s humour What this proves is that being a Gammon is not just white people. Chappelle is telling Trans people when & how to be offended. Here's a good reply.

I have watched The closer and it's hilarious Chappelle is right some people are overly sensitive, it's called comedy if you can't look at yourself or anyone else and laugh, then the world will be a miserable place full of the woke and snowflake generation

Dave Chappelle says he ‘won’t be bending to anyone’s demands’ and slams Hannah GadsbyChappelle has been heavily criticised for his remarks about trans people in his latest Netflix special 👏👏👏 'Slams Hannah Gadsby' relax... Who are Dan Levy and Jill Soloway? As a fan of stand up, I feel like, I have to know them, but 🤷🏾‍♂️

Dave isn’t cancelled stay strong Dave and if they don’t want to show your film tell us how we can purchase your film we will be more than happy to support you…it’s time to cancel bullying culture Good thing he got after those trans folk, they've had it way to good for way too long 🙄🙄🙄 There has always been a 'cancel culture'. Scarlet letter ring any bells?

Took a black man to call out the cancellation thugs. Watched his last show twice. Funny & true Nobody has cancelled DaveChappelle. His show and standup are still available. Exactly which platform has he been silenced on? For a cancelled guy, he sure is making a lot of noise. He’d get away with it if he was white, people calling him transphobic are just racist

He actually slammed corporations, wonder why the British Broadcast Corporation didn't mention that¿ Culture changes generationally, and it moves faster than individuals can keep up. Old people always whine about 'the kids these days' and never accept that they're the ones who are out of touch. Chappelle's done it. We'll all do it. Part of getting old.

Uterus and a womb is a woman, the other is a man! No argument. FACT!

'I am not bending to anyone's demands', says Dave Chappelle over rowIn an Instagram video on Monday, comedian Dave Chappelle, 48, said he was open to meeting with the transgender community but they had to have watched his special beforehand. Always Be Closing And admit that Hannah Gadsby isn't funny... The world needs more people like DaveChapelle

Is that different than furor? Why add extra letters? Color, humor, etc. There's no such thing as bad publicity. weird how 'cancelled' people get massive platforms to air their grievances isnt it also hilarious to me that i only know he exists because of him being 'cancelled' Didn’t he know we can’t make jokes about chicks with dicks anymore?

'Waaah don't censor me' says wanker trying to censor criticism. Step one:- insult and degrade vulnerable people in society for minor personal gain. Step two:- face inevitable and entirely predictable backlash from people defending vulnerable people in society. Step three:- deflect crtitisism by claiming you're the victim of modern society.

He’s funny, speaks the truth and never apologises. If you can’t take a joke then you have a weak character. One aspect of all this everyone is missing is the economics of controversy. Those who cause controversy can afford to do it, it is a form of privilege. Down with Karen culture!!!!

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