Dave Chappelle addresses Kanye, anti-Semitism and Trump in ‘SNL’ monologue
In a long stand-up set, Chappell is name-checked Former President Donald Trump and Senate candidates Herschel Walker – and may also hint at the negative reaction to a joke he made about transgender people.
Before he began his routine, he unfolded a small piece of paper and read from it: “’I condemn anti-Semitism in all its forms. And I stand with my friends in the Jewish community.’ And that, Kanye, is how you bought yourself some time.”
As for West, Chappelle said he usually reached out to the rapper when West was embroiled in a controversy — but this time, Chappelle said, he waited to observe the reaction. In West Semitic Statements. Chappelle also joked that “Kanye’s in trouble, Kyrie’s in trouble,” referring to the NBA star. Suspended by the Brooklyn Nets For comments after sharing a link to an anti-Semitic movie on social media.
Chappell said he could see how the West would “embrace the illusion that Jews run show business,” saying it was “not a crazy thing to think — but a crazy thing to say out loud in this climate.”
He added: “I know Jews have been through terrible things all over the world, but you can’t blame black Americans. You just can’t.”
In an apparent nod to some comics’ reactions when audiences find their jokes offensive, Chappelle ended the stand-up by admitting to the audience that he no longer enjoys performing in front of large crowds, saying “It shouldn’t be so scary to talk about anything, it makes my job incredibly difficult.” makes it difficult.”
“I hope they don’t take anything away from me,” he said. “Whoever they are.”
Chappelle has made explicit jokes about trans women’s bodies and trans people of the wrong gender in several stand-up specials over the past few years. Criticism of his comments Fast forward to 2021 after the release of his multi-million dollar Netflix special, “closer to,” LGBTQ advocates were offended and some Netflix employees led the company to protest and remove the special.
Netflix stood next to the special, which was later nominated For two Emmys. the chapel address Criticism of the tour shortly after her special aired, telling her audience that she was willing to speak to trans critics but “not pander to anyone’s demands.”
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