Dave Chappelle Claims Distributors Are Cancelling Him Over His New Documentary

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Dave Chappelle said during a video released connected Monday that contention implicit his Netflix drama peculiar “The Closer” is starring distributors to cull his latest documentary task “Untitled.”

The stand-up comedian noted the media has attacked him implicit jokes helium made astir the transgender assemblage successful the special.

“This movie that I made was invited to each movie festival successful the United States and immoderate of those invitations I accepted,” Chappelle said.

“This contention came retired astir ‘The Closer,’ they began disinviting from these movie festivals and now, today, not a movie company, not a movie studio, not a movie festival, cipher volition interaction this film,” helium added.

“Thank God for [CEO] Ted Sarandos and Netflix. He’s the lone 1 that didn’t cancel maine yet,” Chappelle noted.

The comedian present plans to surface his documentary done a 10-city circuit nationwide.

The cities Chappelle plans to circuit passim November include San Francisco, Minneapolis, Des Moines, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Toronto, Cincinnati, Columbus, Atlanta, and New York.

Chappelle’s Netflix rubric led to backlash from LGBTQ+ advocates and prompted a walkout among immoderate Netflix employees.

A fistful of counter-protestors showed up astatine the walkout successful Hollywood, California, connected Oct. 20, to enactment Chappelle’s close to escaped code and basal against cancel culture.

The Netflix contention began erstwhile Chappelle’s peculiar debuted connected Netflix connected Oct. 5. Sarandos defended Chappelle’s close to creator state successful emails obtained by media outlet Variety, to immoderate unit who recovered Chappelle’s jokes offensive.

In his special, Chappelle showed enactment for “Harry Potter” writer J.K. Rowling, who has said, “If enactment isn’t real, the lived world of women globally is erased.”

“I agree, man,” Chappelle said. “Gender is simply a fact. Every quality being successful this room, each quality being connected Earth, had to walk done the legs of a pistillate to beryllium connected Earth. That is simply a fact.”

Despite the “cancel culture” response, the comedian said helium refuses to backmost down.

“This has thing to bash with [the LGBTQ+ community]. It’s astir firm interests and what I tin accidental and what I cannot say,” Chappelle said.

The comedian added the hatred helium has received has not travel from LGBTQ+ radical helium personally knows. He considers the contented a substance of state of speech.

“For the record, and I request you to cognize this, everyone I cognize from that assemblage has been loving and supporting, truthful I don’t cognize what each this nonsense is about,” Chappelle added.

“To the transgender community, I americium much than consenting to springiness you an audience, but you volition not summon me. I americium not bending to anybody’s demands,” helium said successful the video.

Brad Jones contributed to this report.

Christopher Burroughs


Christopher Burroughs reports connected breaking quality for The Epoch Times.