Dave Chappelle’s Netflix special The Closer received two Emmy nominations: Outstanding Variety Special (pre-recorded) and Stan Lathan for Outstanding Directing of a Variety Special for The Closer.
It’s a great special. Chappelle is a genius and funny man.
The left doesn’t like him, though, because he speaks the truth and won’t bend the knee. They tried hard to get Netflix to cancel him due to supposed “transphobia” remarks in The Closer. Netflix employees even walked out in protest.
In The Closer, Chappelle defended Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling who got in trouble with the transpeople because she said the obvious: you cannot change your sex. The transpeople called her a TERF (trans exclusionary radical feminists).
Chappelle agreed with Rowling. He proclaimed himself a member of Team TERF: “Gender is a fact. Every human being in this room, every human being on earth, had to pass through the legs of a woman to be on earth. This is a fact.”
The left didn’t even watch The Closer because Chapelle talked about a close friend of his who happened to be trans.
Chappelle was close to the late comedian Daphne Dorman. He spoke fondly of his friendship with her. Dorman’s family came out in defense of Chappelle after Netflix released the special because he meant the world to her.
But let’s look at some of the responses on Twitter. Oh, the meltdown is outstanding.
dave chappelle’s transphobic stand up special was nominated for an emmy……………. i’m sorry i don’t ever want to hear any cishet man complain about cancel culture again. fuck. this is crushing.
— sloane (they/them) 🥀🖤 (@pierogiwitch) July 12, 2022
My fear came true and both Dave Chappelle AND Harry Potter are nominated for the Outstanding Variety Special Emmy for the TERFiest category ever.
— Reuben Baron (@AndalusianDoge) July 12, 2022
Dave Chappelle getting Emmy noms for his transphobic special is just disgusting. Do better, TV Academy.
— Shannon O'Connor (@ShannonOConnor0) July 12, 2022
Fuck Dave Chappelle. Fuck his transphobia. Fuck every single Emmy member that voted for transphobia. You cannot call yourself an LGBTQ ally when you nominate transphobia.
— Danielle Solzman ✡️🕎✡️🎥🎞️🎬 (@DanielleSATM) July 12, 2022
— David Oliver (@doliver8) July 12, 2022
— Joshua Axelrod (@jaxelburgh) July 12, 2022
“Cancel culture destroys lives,” I think was the claim?
Sure would be nice if the cost for transphobia was something other than popular and critical acclaim. https://t.co/zGpCvQFRT8
— J⚙️MES (@Obscurica) July 12, 2022
The Emmys joining the Grammys in rewarding abuse https://t.co/of6Ori6Nkx
— Daryl Bartley (Looking for work/projects) (@hypercubexl) July 12, 2022
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