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LGBTQ rights group condemns Dave Chappelle’s Netflix special

Dave Chappelle has come underneath hearth from an LGBTQ rights group after he labelled himself a “TERF” in his latest Netflix particular.

Throughout his sixth stand-up present with the streaming platform, the comic addressed the controversy surrounding Harry Potter writer JK Rowling.

“They canceled J.Ok. Rowling – my God,” Chappelle mentioned within the present. “Successfully, she mentioned gender was a reality, the trans group bought mad as shit, they began calling her a TERF.”

Dave Chappelle. Credit score: Sean Rayford/Getty Photographs

Chappelle continued: “I’m workforce TERF. I agree. I agree, man. Gender is a reality.”

Inside the similar phase, the comic went on to say that he was “not saying that to say trans girls aren’t girls” and that “individuals who watch his specials would know that I by no means had an issue with transgender folks”.

Nonetheless, his feedback have precipitated LGBTQ rights group GLAAD to take to social media in protest.

“Dave Chappelle’s model has develop into synonymous with ridiculing trans folks and different marginalised communities,” it wrote.

“Detrimental critiques and viewers loudly condemning his newest particular is a message to the trade that audiences don’t assist platforming anti-LGBTQ diatribes. We agree.”

In the meantime, The Nationwide Black Justice Coalition’s government director David Johns referred to as out Netflix, and demanded that the platform take away the stand-up particular.

“It’s deeply disappointing that Netflix allowed Dave Chappelle’s lazy and hostile transphobia and homophobia to air on its platform,” Johns mentioned in an announcement acquired by Deadline.

“With 2021 on observe to be the deadliest 12 months on file for transgender folks in the US — the vast majority of whom are Black transgender folks — Netflix ought to know higher. Perpetuating transphobia perpetuates violence.”

Chappelle additionally spoke out in assist of DaBaby in the course of the particular. Whereas making reference to the rapper’s latest controversial feedback about AIDs and the homosexual group, for which he has now apologised, the comic in contrast the occasion to a 2018 taking pictures DaBaby dedicated that left a 19-year-old useless.

“A part of the LGBTQ+ group doesn’t know DaBaby’s historical past,” mentioned Chappelle. “He as soon as shot [19-year-old Jaylin Craig] and killed him, in Walmart. That is true.”

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