comedian Dave Chappelle Faces criticism after attendees at John MulaneyThe Friday Show in Columbus, Ohio alleged that jokes he made during his surprise appearance were aimed at the transgender community.
No phones or recording devices were allowed at the Schuttenstein Center event, however, attendees shared on social media that Chappelle, who lives in Ohio, made a series of anti-transgender jokes while performing the opening set. Many of those present, who were there to see Mulaney and did not know Chappelle would appear, were angered by the alleged remarks.
“My favorite part of the night was when Dave Chapel ambushed us on John Mulaney’s show, made a bunch of anti-transgender jokes, a huge stadium of people laughed, and then John Mulaney finally hugged him,” a Twitter user said. books.
“God dave Chappelle on The Columbus John Mulaney Show was so embarrassing – made me feel embarrassed on the second hand because of his cute, repurposed comedy that can be found literally in any comment section online from a twelve-year-old, Twitter post used She said.
Many in the audience showed their disappointment with Mulaney, as he allegedly stepped on stage and hugged Chappelle after he performed the opening set.
By contrast, some of those present were elated by the veils that Chappelle presented. There were also many people who defended both comedians, saying that just because Mulaney opened up to Chappelle doesn’t mean he agreed with all of his jokes.
It’s been a rocky month for Chappelle. assault him On stage at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles where he performed as part of Netflix is a joke festival. The attacker rushed towards him near the end of the group and pushed him to the ground, according to footage collected at the time. Then the man escaped behind a curtain on stage, where he was found by security.
Police said Chappelle was unhurt in the accident. He continued with his group, even making jokes about the attack.
“He was a trans man,” he said, referring to him. Controversy over comments made by His own 2021 movie on Netflix, the closest. In the special, he mentioned that “gender is real” and went on to defend Harry Potter author J.K. Rowlingwho is famous for Making anti-transgender statements.
Since his own show on Netflix sparked controversy, the comedian has continued to fan the fire with additional jokes about the LGBTQ+ community. back in november Showing his documentary without an address Chappelle reportedly used anti-gay “f-slur” and made jokes about pronouns. He also pretended to be a woman to get a more spacious prison cell.
Despite his statements, it’s clear Chappelle won’t slow his momentum any time soon. in februaryit has been announced that he will be returning to Netflix with a series of new specials titled Chappelle’s main team.