Bill Maher defends Dave Chappelle amid “The Closer” controversy


The host / comedian declared himself “Team Dave,” after Chappelle received a backlash from the LGBTQ + community for his Netflix special.

Even if Dave chappelle receives strong reviews for its Netflix special, The closest, some people came to his defense, including Bill maher. The host addressed the controversy on his HBO talk show, Real time with Bill Maher.

Maher called on people critical of Chappelle on Friday about the jokes he made about the transgender community, saying “everyone needs Netflix and to relax on this one.” Maher also joked that people aren’t more outraged by other shows, targeting the Netflix series, Squid games.

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“Really? Dave’s special is offensive, but not the show where Koreans kill each other for money?” Maher continued, “I think people jump to conclusions, people haven’t seen it. Just because people call Dave transphobic doesn’t mean he is.

The topic was discussed in more detail in the episode during a segment with the former New York City candidate. Andrew Yang and New York Times writer / author John McWhorter. Maher, a comedian himself, claimed that you could enjoy Chappelle’s jokes without subscribing to transphobia. “I’m ‘Team Dave’, but that doesn’t mean I’m anti-trans. We can have two thoughts in mind at the same time.

Yang said the public needs to better understand the role of a comic in society and should not be placed certain burdens or constraints on the subject of their material.

“Being a comedian seems like a really, really tough job,” Yang said. “I think we can agree that the primary role of an actor is to entertain, and sometimes that is to make us think. But nobody thinks it’s the role of a comedian to tell us how to think or what to think. And assigning this role to Dave or any other actor does not serve the art, the artist or the society.

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Dave Chappelle watches during UFC 264: Poirier v McGregor 3 at T-Mobile Arena on July 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Stacy Revere / Getty Images)

Actor and comedian Damon wayans felt that Chappelle freed comic “slaves” by refusing to censor himself, as previously reported by leGrio. “Comedians, we were slaves to PC culture,” Wayans said. “As an artist, he is Van Gogh without an ear. He’s trying to tell us, ‘It’s okay.’ “

Jon stewart, actor and former host of Comedy Central’s The daily show, insisted that his longtime friend is not the kind of person who tries to hurt people with this comedy, the New York Post reported.

“Look, if that sparks a conversation where people are more on the same page in terms of understanding, that would be great, but I know his intention is never hurtful – like, it’s just not that kind of person, ”said Stewart. “And if it is [hurtful], it is certainly unintentional… He is really a good man.

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