“We believe in diverse voices and the freedom of artistic expression, but…”
I explained why the left hates Dave Chappelle in my piece about his Netflix special The Closer receiving two Emmy nominations.
Chappelle is supposedly transphobic because he knows a person cannot literally change their sex. He also lashed out at cancel culture and people being so sensitive about anything.
Chappelle was scheduled to perform at First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN. It’s a theater featured prominently in Prince’s iconic Purple Rain. It’s beloved in Minneapolis.
First Avenue is also a place Chappelle has performed many times.
First Avenue announced on Monday that Chappelle would have a show on Wednesday. The show sold out in minutes.
Just Announced: Dave Chappelle Live at First Avenue on July 20.
— First Avenue (@FirstAvenue) July 18, 2022
But the snowflakes got all uppity with the announcement.
Hours before the show should have started on Wednesday, the venue canceled the show.
Chappelle’s show moved to Varsity Theater, where he performs on Thursday and Friday.
We hear you. Tonight’s show has been cancelled at First Avenue and is moving to the Varsity Theater. See our full statement for more. pic.twitter.com/tkf7rz0cc7
— First Avenue (@FirstAvenue) July 20, 2022
“We believe in diverse voices and the freedom of artistic expression, but in honoring that we lost sight of the impact this would have. We know there are some who will not agree with this decision; you are welcome to send feedback.”
Once you say BUT we all stop listening because no, you do not.
My friend Sarah has a great response:
Shameful! You obviously don’t value diverse voices if you shut down a comedy legend like Dave. I am a trans woman who thinks he is hilarious, I mean if you can’t laugh at yourself then you have no business laughing at others. Which is why comedy is dying, people are soft.
— Sara Higdon (@SaraHigdon_) July 20, 2022
Chappelle cannot be canceled like South Park and Bill Burr. They don’t back down and joke about everyone. No one is off limits.
Chappelle recently said, “The more you say I can’t say something, the more urgent it is for me to say it. And it has nothing to do with what you’re saying I can’t say. It has everything to do with my right, my freedom, of artistic expression. That is valuable to me. That is not severed from me. It’s worth protecting for me, and it’s worth protecting for everyone else who endeavors in our noble, noble professions.”DONATE
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