Dave Chapelle Declares He’s Open To Meeting with the Transgender Community, BUT “Won’t Be Bending to Anyone’s Demands”

Published: Monday 25th Oct 2021 by Sam

Dave Chapelle has been at the center of quite the media storm following his Netflix special ‘The Closer.’

As seen by millions, the comedian delivered a polarizing set that saw him muse heavily on transgender people.

The special ignited heated debate about when “freedom of speech” becomes offensive and whether society is being too sensitive.

Tensions escalated the more when a sect of the streamer’s employees staged a walkout in protest.

Now, Chapelle has spoken up and out with a set of words that will no doubt draw a mixed response.

See what we mean below…

Speaking while on tour, Chapelle said:

“To the transgender community, I am more than willing to give you an audience, but you will not summon me. I am not bending to anyone’s demands. 

And if you want to meet with me, I am more than willing to, but I have some conditions. First of all, you cannot come if you have not watched my special from beginning to end. You must come to a place of my choosing at a time of my choosing, and thirdly, you must admit that Hannah Gadsby is not funny.”

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  1. Paulo October 26, 2021

    LOL the nerve the audacity the cheek the gumption! 🖕🏻

  2. Champ October 26, 2021

    I wouldn’t even entertain those aggressive nutcases. MOST of them haven’t watched the special in it’s entirety. It’s like they’re always looking for reasons to be outraged. Transwomen should invest in some serious mental health services. Why don’t we hear anything from Transmen?

  3. Shayla Queen™ 👑 October 26, 2021

    While everyone should be considerate of others, no one has to accept or bow down to the way others live their lives. Just don’t bully or taunt them. If you disagree with someone’s life choices, feel free to not be around them. But no one should feel they have the power and the entitlement to DEMAND acceptance. It’s your choice to be who you are, the same as it’s someone else’s choice to be who THEY are and not accept what they don’t wish to accept. It goes BOTH ways.

  4. CRAIG NELSON October 26, 2021

    WE AS BLLLACKK GAY MEN ARE NOT UPSET. TRUSTT ME WE LAUGHED. THIS IS A CORPORATE AGENDA. AS A GAY BLACK MAN I WILL TELL THIS! WHITE GAYS ARE DEFINITLEY AS RACIST AS THE WHOLE! CORPORATE IS RAN BY YOUNG WORKERS AND THESE WORKERS ARE GAY! THEY GO TO COLLEGE! THEY ARE WHITE! AND THEY GET CORPORATE JOBS! THEYYYYY ARE THE ONES UPSET. BECUASE RATHER YOUR GAY OR NOT YOU CANNNOOTTTT TALK REALISTICALLY ON WHITE PEOPLE LIVES.

    • AB October 26, 2021

      From one black gay man to another agreed!

  5. krys October 26, 2021

    LOL ! Not every gay & trans like BBC . Ugly black neg.. bye

  6. AB October 26, 2021

    As a black gay man myself I wholeheartedly agree. People need to watch the whole thing before running they damn mouths. I’m not the biggest Chapelle fan but I was willing to hear him out and I watched and found NOTHING offensive or wrong. He literally joked on EVERYONE. This is about sensitive ass people not right or wrong!!!! I salute Dave for pressing on. But he’s right.L WATCH THE WHOLE THING then run your damn mouth!!!!

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