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Dave Chappelle Addresses Netflix Special Controversy in New Standup Appearance
October 26, 2021
The drama surrounding Dave Chappelle’s Netflix original comedy special The Closer persists, and the comedian is finally speaking out amid a firestorm of conversation and controversy.
During a recent appearance at the premiere event for his untitled documentary film, Chappelle publicly broached the topic of the offense members of the LGBTQIA+ community, particularly those who work at Netflix, say they have taken from his latest standup special.
Chappelle acknowledged rumors in the press stating that he was invited to speak with transgender members of Netflix’s staff, yet refused. He calls these stories false, and assures the crowd that had he been invited, he absolutely would have attended a meeting. However, he makes it clear that he would find such a meeting pointless.
“If they would have invited me, I would have accepted it. Although, I am confused about what we are speaking about,” he said. “I said what I said, and boy…I heard what you said. My God, how could I not?”