Black folks love Dave Chappell. OK, there are white folks who love him too but Blacks really love him. Because he is sooo CRAZY. Dave says the hard shit or border-line career killing stuff that is shocking when said out loud. He expresses what the rest of us hiding behind him love to hear because its truth. He tackles difficult subjects that are not in Black folks best interest sometimes. We are so sensitive these days. Corporations have to be politically correct. Then, there are those who want to be relevant complaining loudly about being disrespected. Let’s be relevant and get some things done while the light is still shining on the subject. Now, you can ask for something.
As a fan of protest and productive activism, I have to say the women’s movement and gay rights rode on the architecture of the civil rights movement. I applaud their success. Recently, Dave Chappell’s Netflix special Closer, sparked protest from the Transgender segment of the LGBTQ group. This is his last special in a series of 6. The Netflix trailer promo states: As he closes out his slate of comedy specials, Dave takes the stage to try and set the record straight — and get a few things off his chest. And he did….
I loved his skit on Jussie Smollet. The actor from empire who said he was attacked in Chicago late at night by racist and homophobic guys. The LGBTQ community looked at the Black community who was silent. Chappelle explained how ni—-s were silent because we knew he was lying.
I felt his lewd skit on child molestation was a turn off in the Closer. IMO. But with Chappelle you have to take the good with the bad. And remember there are those of us who are behind Chappell laughing and when we are silent, we feel he is speaking true words.