Dave Chappelle Says He Loves ‘Being Canceled’ Amid Netflix Special Controversy

During his show at SF’s Chase Center, the comedian doesn’t seem to be apologetic despite recent controversy over his Netflix comedy special ‘The Closer’.

AceShowbizDave Chappelle talked about being canceled while kicking off his 10-city live comedy tour in San Francisco. During his show on Thursday night, November 4 at SF’s Chase Center, the comedian didn’t seem to be apologetic despite recent controversy over his Netflix comedy special “The Closer“.

“Man, I love being canceled,” so he told a sold-out crowd of 19,000, according to Rolling Stone. “It is a huge relief. It’s like getting Capone on tax evasion.”

Addressing the backlash over his transphobic and anti-gay in “The Closer”, Dave said, “For the past three or four weeks, they’ve been saying in the news that I’ve been canceled. It doesn’t matter. The point is, no matter what they say, we are together.”

Dave went on to say that the last time he was at such place was when he decided to quit “Chappelle’s Show“, which ran two complete seasons beginning in 2003 and an abbreviated one in 2006. “I’m going through something. It might be history,” he explained.

He also screened his new “Untitled” documentary, which was formerly known as “This Time This Place”. The documentary centers on Dave’s efforts to host a series of outdoor comedy shows during the pandemic last summer in Ohio with the help of Jon Stewart, Tiffany Haddish and Chris Rock. It also sees him providing on-set testing and hiring nursing staff in addition to featuring footage of Dave’s furious response to the murder of George Floyd.

This arrived after Dave discussed the ongoing controversy surrounding his standup special. “It’s been said in the press that I was invited to speak to the transgender employees of Netflix and I refused. That is not true,” Dave clarified. “If they had invited me I would have accepted it, although I am confused about what we would be speaking about. I said what I said, and boy, I heard what you said. My God, how could I not? You said you want a safe working environment at Netflix. It seems like I’m the only one who can’t go to the office.”

“I want everyone in this audience to know that even though the media frames it that it’s me versus that community, that’s not what it is. Do not blame the LGBTQ community for any of this. It’s about corporate interests, and what I can say, and what I cannot say,” he added. “For the record, and I need you to know this, everyone I know from that community has been loving and supportive, so I don’t know what this nonsense is about.”

In the controversial special, Dave said, “Gender is a fact. 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. Now, I am not saying that to say trans women aren’t women, I am just saying that those p***ies that they got… you know what I mean? I’m not saying it’s not p***y, but it’s Beyond P***y or Impossible P***y. It tastes like p***y, but that’s not quite what it is, is it? That’s not blood. That’s beet juice.”

The remarks angered LGBTQ community and led to a staff walkout at Netflix’s Hollywood headquarters.

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