Dave Chappelle Is Unbothered By Backlash Over ‘The Closer’ Special (VIDEO)

LOS ANGELES, CA - August 08, 2018: Dave Chappelle at the Los Angeles premiere of "BlacKkKlansman" at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theatre, Beverly Hills

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Dave Chappelle has never been bothered by criticism, and that continues to be the case following his sixth Netflix special, The Closer, which dropped earlier this week.

As he has grown accustomed to, Chappelle has received backlash for his jokes about the LGBTQ community, especially transgender people. Chappelle held no punches and once again let the jokes fly in his latest stand-up hour, so you knew the reaction was coming.

One of the comments Chappelle made was about how DaBaby did more damage to his career by making comments about AIDs than he did by shooting and killing a person inside of Walmart.

“In our country, you can shoot and kill a n****, but you better not hurt a gay person’s feelings,” Chappelle said. “And this is precisely the disparity that I wish to discuss.”

Chappelle also says, “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 why he says that “gender is a fact.” Of course, the comments did not go over well with a lot of people, but Chappelle remains unbothered.

TMZ recently spotted Chappelle out and about following the release of The Closer and he couldn’t have shown less concern. Chappelle was confronted with questions about his comments, but he just smiled for the camera, muttering “Dumbass questions,” and driving off.

And if you expected a reaction from Chappelle, you never listened to his words because he tried to warn us that the backlash was never going to bother him — especially the commentary on social media.

“Apparently they dragged me on Twitter,” Chappelle says during his special. “I don’t give a *, because Twitter is not a real place.”

The Closer is streaming now on Netflix.


Dave Chappelle ‘The Closer’ Trailer & Viewing Details

Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Time: 3:00 AM EST
Live Stream: Stream 1

In 2017, Chappelle dropped four stand-up specials despite his lucrative deal with Netflix only requiring three. The specials were titled The Age of Spin, Deep in the Heart of Texas, Equanimity, and The Bird Revelation. In 2019, he followed up with Sticks & Stones.

“Dave Chappelle is a legendary voice in comedy — searing, vital and now more than ever, essential,” said Lisa Nishimura, Netflix VP of original documentary and comedy, in a statement when the deal with Netflix was first announced. “Dave’s three new specials promise to be some of the most anticipated events in comedy, and we are honored he will mark his global return on Netflix.”

So don’t waste any more time and go check out the special now.

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