Dave Chappelle Slams Michael Jackson Accusers In Broadway Special
Dave Chappelle’s Broadway run just started on Tuesday and it’s already sparked up controversy. The comedian’s topic of conversations include blasting Michael Jackson accusers, #MeToo victims and the transgender community.
As for the Jackson accusers, Chappelle made it clear he doesn’t believe Wade Robson and James Safechuck who said Jackson sexually abused them when they were children. He urged the audience not to tune in to HBO’s Leaving Neverland, a special that featured Robson and Safechuck detailing their allegations against Jackson.
He hinted that Jackson gets a pass even if he’s guilty because, well,
“he’s Michael Jackson.”
He also shared his thoughts on Kanye West and his controversial support for President Donald Trump. He compared the rapper to famous boxer, Jack Johnson. He said that while Johnson made serious moves for the Black community, he was also driven by his own ambitions.
Still, he also brought up West’s support for Trump when he mocked Jussie Smollett. Smollett made headlines earlier this year after he said he was a victim of a hate crime by Trump supporters. It was later disputed that Smollett paid two men to stage the attack against him.
Chappelle imitated a police officer finding out about the incident and said,
“Find out where Kanye West was last night.”
He also spoke on actress Halle Bailey being cast as Ariel in The Little Mermaid live-action remake.
“If they draw her as a catfish, I’m going to be furious.”
Chappelle, who has rarely held back from making fun of the transgender community also told a few jokes before he said to himself,
“Got to stop with the trans jokes.”
During his show, he also mentioned the #MeToo movement where several famous women came forward and accused powerful men in media of sexual misconduct, harassment and even abuse. While he called the victims “weak” back in 2017, in his show this week he said he’s not concerned about being “canceled” and added,
“I have a few Aziz Ansaris in my past.”
Aziz Ansaris was accused of sexual assault and addressed them in his own Netflix special, Right Now.
Chappelle also defended Kevin Hart, who was slated to host the Oscars this year until old tweets of him slamming the homosexual community resurfaced. Chappelle said Hart hasn’t bothered anyone since then and has lived a life without negative attention until he was booted from the high-profile awards ceremony.
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