|Chappell leaving the super-exclusive Annabel's nightclub Wednesday night ... partying at the members-only spot the day of the Netflix walkout
"No more jokes about transgenders until we can all laugh together," Dave Chappelle told TMZ via his rep.
According to TMZ he is willing to talk to the Netflix employees if they invite him to converse about their "cancel culture" and hopefully to "make some sense".Chappelle's rep tells TMZ ... "Dave stands by his art: No more jokes about transgenders until we can all laugh together. The streets are talking and Dave is listening. At some point, when everyone is open, I’m sure the communities will come together."
Which 'communities' are Chappelle referring to? Transgender people for sure, he made fun of us during his special, but the other one?
Who knows. He made divisiveness the center point of his comedy.
He could start with telling his rep. that the word "Transgender" is an adjective, not a noun. That could be a start.
What did Chappelle say about transgender anatomy that is being talked about of the street?
Sound On. https://t.co/EGptvi06ST— planetransgender (@planetrans) October 20, 2021
“Gender is a fact. 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 a fact," Chappelle says in the special. He defended Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, who has faced allegations of transphobia for years. “They canceled J.K. Rowling — my God," he added. "Effectually she said gender was a fact.
“If your satire is punching down, you are being a bully. It’s not funny. So I’m standing in solidarity with the folks here at Netflix who are saying, ‘we ain’t having it.’ Not on our watch.#NetflixWalkout pic.twitter.com/UOyMCKTBDp— Michael Edgecomb (@TheEdgePHX) October 20, 2021
Chappelle obviously did not realize how much pushback he would receive. He did not realize that Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) happens every November 20th.
Meet Daphne Dorman, The Trans woman who Killed Herself After Dave Chappelle Humiliated Her.— planetransgender (@planetrans) October 20, 2021
As told by her best friend Mia Satya. #NetflixWalkout #RememberDaphneNov20https://t.co/jrzyQaKEr9 pic.twitter.com/qlkXHPyjWe
On this day we remember the 408 transgender people who committed suicide, were shot, stabbed, burned alive just for living their truth during the previous reporting period.
No joke, Chappelle, this happens on every continent in hundreds, perhaps thousands of places. They even have TDoR's in Russia where Putin, Chappelle's only political ally similarly ridiculed transgender people in support of him. The only difference is Putin isn't hiding behind a veil of comedic inference. He just kills us.