In surprise visit to alma mater, Chappelle roasts students to their faces who confront him about recent Netflix special

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WASHINGTON, D.C.- On Tuesday, November 23rd, comedian Dave Chappelle performed in front of nearly 600 high school students during a surprise visit to his alma mater, D.C.’s Duke Ellington School of the Arts.

Not all students were pleased with his performance, with some even expecting him to apologize following criticism over his popular “The Closer” comedy special that came out on Netflix this year.

According to Politico Playbook, Chappelle took the stage to a “raucous reception of cheers and some boos” and the hourlong session went south from there.

Two students present at the show said that during a Q&A session, one student stepped up to the mic and called Chappelle a “bigot,” adding:

“I’m 16 and I think you’re childish. You handled it like a child.”

Those comments were confirmed by Chappelle’s spokesperson Carla Sims. According to students recounting the event, Chappelle responded by saying:

“My friend, with all due respect, I don’t believe you could make one of the decisions I have to make on a given day.”

The Daily Wire reported that Chappelle’s response allegedly angered some students who expected an apology from Chappelle. Chappelle responded to another “hostile” question from a student by reportedly mocking their talent-level, openly stating that he was better than they were. Allegedly, he said:

“I’m better than every instrumentalist, artist, no matter what are you do in this school, right now, I’m better than all of you. I’m sure that will change. I’m sure you’ll be household names soon.”

There were no recordings of the event because Chappelle’s team made the students lock their phones in special pouches before he went on stage. Without evidence, another student allegedly shouted:

“Your comedy kills.”

To which Chappelle allegedly responded:

“(Expletive) are killed every day. The media’s not here, right?”

According to Politico, there was also one disturbed parent, who was the father of one of the students who spoke about what happened. Both he and the son declined to speak publicly about the event in fear of retaliation and to protect the identity of his daughter and the son’s sister. The father said:

“As a parent, I have to say I have a real problem … He was being dead serious using the n-word on the record. What kind of judgment is the school showing to allow that?”

Chappelle’s spokesperson, Sims, mocked those who complained that Chappelle, who is black, used the n-word, saying:

“They are complaining that he talked and said the n-word. If anything, Dave is putting the school on the map.”

Fox News reported that Sims said Chappelle did not expect students to want him to apologize during the visit, adding:

“He said these kids deserve an F for forgiveness.”

She said, but”give them some space to grow, they are going to say things that are immature.” Some of the students were put off by Chappelle, with one student saying, “He could tell we were nervous.” The student added:

“It was a huge power imbalance of this grown man and his camera crew and these 14-to-18 year-olds without their phones, just high school kids.”

A Duke Ellington official added that the comedian encouraged students who took issue with his comedy to ask him questions and about eight students came forward. Duke Ellington spokesperson Savannah Overton said:

“During the conversation with students and staff, Chappelle specifically invited the voices of discontent to ask questions, however, as a result, the supporters of Chappelle became the silent majority.”

She added:

“Our principal was approached by several students after the assembly who were disappointed that they were not able to voice their support for Chappelle in this forum.”

Despite the really tense moments, several students said Chappelle had softened his tone by the end of the visit. One student recounted him as being “really kind,” saying:

“His whole tone changed. He said, ‘This is my family and whether they know it or not I love these kids … I don’t want to hear about any threats to these kids. These kids don’t deserve that.'”

The student added:

“He was really kind. If [only] he [had] acted that way the whole time … There was no reason to be mean to us. He was just laughing at kids.”

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Dave Chappelle performing to sold out crowd: “If this is what being canceled is like, I love it.”

November 8th, 2021

Dave Chappelle, who is a famous comedian, recently came under fire because of his Netflix Special “The Closer.”

In that stand-up routine, Chappelle attacks everyone with his comedy, including the LGBTQ community.

Chappelle, who is seemingly not concerned about the backlash, addressed a sold-out crowd in San Francisco, California by saying, “If this is what being canceled is like, I love it.”

So why is Chappelle saying that he has been canceled?

It is because Netflix released “The Closer” which has several jokes inside of it that are “offensive” to many, including the LGTBQ community.

Chappelle specifically commented at one point during the routine that “gender is a fact,” which is something that goes against what transgender people believe.

This of course sparked outrage and the calling for Chappell’s show to be canceled on Netflix. The problem is that the show is too popular and the company has refused to shelve it.

This of course is throwing people into despair because the politically woke community is not accustomed to people not backing down. It probably makes it worse because Chappell is not bothered in the least about the demands and seemingly has no intention of stopping his comedy routines any time soon.

Now members of the LGBTQ community are requesting to meet with Chappell in hopes that they can, at the very least, speak to him about what is upsetting them.

Chappell, who has said that he is confused as to why they want to talk to him, said he is willing…when he is ready. Chappell said:

“It’s been said in the press that I was invited to speak to the transgender employees at Netflix, and I refused. That is not true. If they would’ve invited me, I would have accepted it. Although, I am confused about what we are 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. Well, it seems like I am the only one that can’t go to the office.”

Chappell then added that he is more than willing to speak to any member of the transgender community, but on his terms. He said:

“I am more than willing to give you an audience, but you will not summon me, I am not bending to anybody’s demands. And if you want to meet with me, I’d be more than willing to, but I have some conditions.

“First of all, you cannot come if you have not watched my special from beginning to end. You must come to a place of my choosing at a time of my choosing. And thirdly, you must admit that Hannah Gadsby is not funny.”

Gadsby, a member of the LGBTQ community and comedian, weighed in on the situation after a leaked memo from Netflix’s CEO Ted Sarandos surfaced in which he used her as an illustration of how the company was “working hard to ensure marginalized communities aren’t defined by a single story.”

Gadsby wrote on Instagram:

“Just a quick note to let you know that I would prefer if you didn’t drag my name into your mess. Now I have to deal with even more of the hate and anger that Dave Chappell’s fans like to unleash on me…

You didn’t pay me nearly enough to deal with the real-world consequences of the hate speech dog-whistling you refuse to acknowledge…Fuck you and your amoral algorithm cult…I do shits with more back bone than you. That’s just a joke! I definitely didn’t cross a line because you just told the world there isn’t one.”

 

 
 
 
 
 
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While, at least for now, Chappell does not seem to be suffering any ill effects from not bending to the pressure brought by the LGBTQ community, the question is, will that maintain? With someone like Chappell…it just might.

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Rap superstar Nicki Minaj defends right to question government authority, compares cancel culture to communist China

UNITED STATES- In a recent Instagram post, rap superstar Nicki Minaj defended her right to question government authority when it comes to the COVID-19 vaccine. She said:

“You should be able to ask questions about anything you’re putting inside your body.”

She noted that women often interrogate much more innocuous things, like wig glue, adding:

“But you can’t innocently ask questions about something going in your body?

I remember going to China and they were telling us you cannot speak out against the people in power there, et cetera, and I remember all of us thinking, oh, ok, we understand and we respect the laws here and that it’s so different from where we live.”

 

She then warned her followers about cancel culture’s insidious effects on free speech, saying:

“But don’t y’all see what’s (expletive) happening? Don’t y’all see that we are living now in that time, where people will turn their back on you for not agreeing? People will isolate you if you simply speak and ask a question.”

The rap superstar has recently faced widespread criticism for her social media posts expressing skepticism about the coronavirus vaccine, including one in which she said she turned down an invitation to the Met Gala over its vaccine mandate. She tweeted:

“If I get vaccinated, it won’t be for the Met. It’ll be once I feel I’ve done enough research. I’m working on that now. In the meantime my loves, be safe. Wear the mask with 2 strings that grips you head & face. Not that loose one.”

 

Minaj also claimed that a male relative of hers experienced alarming side effects from the vaccine that included swollen testicles. Dr. Anthony Fauci has dismissed her claim, saying “there’s not evidence that it happens.” He added:

“There is a lot of misinformation mostly on social media. And the only way we know to counter mis-and disinformation is to provide a lot of correction information an to essentially debunk these kinds of claims, which you know, may be innocent on her part.

I’m not blaming her for anything, but she should be thinking twice about propagating information that really has no basis except for one-off anecdote. That’s not what science is all about.”

 

Minaji also claimed that Twitter tried to censor her after she posted about the vaccine. Breitbart News reported that the social media giant claimed it did not censor Minaj, saying in a statement:

“Twitter did not take any enforcement action on the account referenced.”

The accusations came after she posted a video of Fox News host Tucker Carlson defending her expression of concerns about the coronavirus vaccines.

According to an Instagram story on Minaj’s account, the rapper was place in “Twitter jail” after posting the Tucker Carlson video.

 

Prior to the alleged suspension, several Twitter users scolded Minaj for sharing the video from Carlson’s program, but she did not back away from posting it. She tweeted:

“Right. I can’t speak to, agree with, even look at someone from a particular political party. Ppl aren’t human any more. If you’re black & a Democrat tells u to shove marbles up ur ass, you simply have to. If another party tells u to look out for that bus, stand there & get hit.”

She also tweeted:

“You know how many US Presidents are white supremacists? Oh please. Just stay on topic. Y’all can’t do that. The topic is: asking questions is OK, but let’s make the topic: Nicki talks to white racists so that you can all sleep better tonight. Dummies.”

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