Dave Chappelle Faces Backlash From Many On The Left For His Latest Comedy Sketch

The Daily Caller | 9/3/2019 | Staff
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One of the hardest hitting and most politically incorrect, yet also one of the most famous comedians has released a new Netflix comedy special and is now facing the wrath of the progressive left. Dave Chappelle released a new comedy sketch called, “Sticks and Stones,” on Netflix recently and it features some of his most controversial work yet. In the words of Tonja Renee Stidum, writing for thegrapevine.theroot.com, “Dave Chappelle doesn’t really give a f-ck what people think.” In his special, Chappelle targets groups ranging from the LGBT community, white meth addicts, Louis C.K.’s accusers, and perhaps most controversially, Michael Jackson’s alleged victims. His comedic boldness has earned praise from many conservatives who view Chappelle’s work as a push back against politically correct culture as well as the ire of some progressives working at several mainstream media companies. Chappelle ended a 10-year break from comedy when he signed a deal in 2016 with Netflix to release several stand-up specials, and his latest released work, “Sticks and Stones,” has easily been his most controversial. 60th Annual Grammy Awards – Show – New York, U.S., 28/01/2018 – Dave Chappelle presents the best rap album award. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson – HP1EE1T04KC9R A major theme of critiques of Chappelle’s work is that he is both homophobic and transphobic. The New Republic begins an article by simply asking, “what is Dave Chappelle’s problem with gay people?” The author adds that, “its not just that the comedian’s Netflix specials are rife with homophobic and transphobic jokes. It’s that the jokes are bad.” While this author is certainly entitled to his opinion, the audience’s laughter during the sketch seems to place him in the minority. Vice tells us that we “can definitely skip Dave Chappelle’s new Netflix special,” for almost the same reasons that the New Republic cited,...
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