I am a fan of Dave Chappelle. He is a genius with words and ideas. I also think Dave Chappelle is a self-serving, ego-maniacal, manipulative lying asshole who plays the victim from a position of enormous power. We last discussed his work after his last Netflix special, in which his response to Trans people being offended by one of his earlier Netflix specials was to be a jerk about it. Funny too. But punching down and claiming he could not punch down because he is Black.
I wrote about how wrong he and Netflix were back then.
Does anyone recall the 1997 film "The Real Blonde"? Chappelle has a small role in that, in which his character reveals a number of anti-Semitic conspiracy theories, including the one about how Jewish scientists invented AIDS to keep Black people down.
I’m a trans woman. It would’ve been nice to see this back then about Chapelle.￼
I had trouble laughing at anything in his SNL monologue. And while I am a major proponent of free speech this just felt like Chapelle seeing how far he could go and if he would get censored. He is smarter than he seemed last night. It was old hat stereotyping. Thanks for challenging him.
“Being a Jew myself, perhaps I can understand and empathize with how Black people feel as victims of discrimination.”
Gee, welcome to how it feels for the rest of us having to deal with "your people"'s woke bullshit non-stop.