Whatever that happened to free speech!
Dave Chappelle has been under fire for remarks made about the LGBTQ community in his new Netflix special, The Closer. In it, Chappelle seemingly spoke out in support of author J.K. Rowling, who came under fire in 2019 when she argued publicly that transgender women are essentially a threat to the gender identity of biological women.
The “Harry Potter” writer, 56, doubled down on several occasions, arguing that trans women are not actually women, prompting swift and immediate backlash from the transgender community as many activists continue to fight to dissuade people of similar negative stereotypes.
Rowling was labeled a “TERF,” which stands for “trans-exclusionary radical feminist,” essentially a term for people who call themselves feminists while still being transphobic.
“They canceled J.K. Rowling – my God,” Chappelle says in his special. “Effectively, she said gender was a fact, the trans community got mad as (expletive), they started calling her a TERF.”
“I’m Team TERF. I agree. I agree, man. Gender is a fact,” Chappelle, 48, added (per USA Today).
Should he be canceled?
It’s funny how a group of people want inclusion but get offended when they are included in the jokes. Dave and many others talk about race, religion and sexuality all the time. People are becoming overly sensitive much of it has to do with SM over exposure of everything.
I watched the special and he said nothing wrong. He asked some serious questions and exposed some hypocrisy. I guess that made someone mad because they would rather not deal with what he said.
Absolutely not. He exposed the bias and racism that exists in cancel culture. He explained how that energy is what is being used to hold back, dilute and impede on Black progress to Equity, Justice and Human Rights. He also said what many of us have been saying, that no matter your identity, your Black identity is what you are and will be treated based on.