According to the LGBT Community, Dave Chappelle is Insensitive

Chappelle started his career performing at the Apollo Theater in the early 90s where he was booed off stage. If you know anything about Chappelle you know he didn’t let that incident phase him much as he continued his comedy career in New York. In 1992, Dave appeared on Def Comedy Jam in rare form, with some of the edgiest social jokes to ever hit a comedy stage. 

Dave Chappelle’s Def Comedy Jam Performance


After Def Comedy, Dave’s popularity went crazy. He became a regular guest on late-night TV shows such as Politically Incorrect, The Late Show With David Letterman, The Howard Stern Show, and Late Night With Conan O’Brien. Dave took on many small comedic roles further lengthening his resume. That is until he played the infamous Reggie Warrington in Eddie Murphy’s The Nutty Professor in 1996.

Once he caught the attention of Hollywood his movie appearances continued, deepening his pockets: Con Air, Half Baked, You’ve Got Mail, Blue Streak, Undercover Brother, plus many more…
In 2003, Chappelle debuted is own weekly sketch comedy show on Comedy Central, Chappelle’s Show. At this point, Dave was either the funniest person you’ve ever had the pleasure of watching or you hated him, mostly because he touched subjects many were scared to talk about. Nothing was off limits for Dave as he joked about racial, sexual orientation and political topics. Seriously, he joked about crack and rape and it was actually hilarious (shoulder shrug)
After 2005, Dave left his own show with only minimal explanation. In an interview with Oprah, that aired in February 2006, he explained his reasoning for leaving. At this point, he was fed up with the entertainment industry’s tone-deaf attitude towards black entertainers and their audiences. 

When I see that they put every black man in the movies in a dress at some point in their career, I start connecting the dots. ” 

After a few more interviews, Dave Chappelle fell off the face of the earth, or so it seemed. After having such a fast tracked career with many appearances and his own self titled TV show, you literally saw him in nothing. His fans were in dismay as they missed his open dialogue and care free skits. 

In 2016, Netflix announced they would be releasing three new stand-ups from the acclaimed comedian paying him $20 million a piece. The first two specials were released on Netflix in March, 2017, which came directly from Chappelle’s personal comedy vault. These two specials were filmed at Austin City Limits Live in April 2015 and at the Hollywood Palladium in March 2016. The specials marked the comedian’s first specials released in 12 years, and proved to be an immediate success as Netflix announced a month later that they were the most viewed comedy specials in Netflix’s history. Shortly after the release Netflix announced they expanded the deal to a fourth special and released Dave Chappelle: Equanimity and Dave Chappelle: The Bird Revelation, in December, 2017. 

These four comedy specials proved why Dave Chappelle is one of the reigning Legends of Comedy as he didn’t miss a beat with his re-emergence into entertainment. It was apparent that Dave spent lots of time opening his third eye while on break as he effortlessly integrated his knowledge into his comedy. 

A few topics he covered during these specials:


Growing up in the suburbs My parents did just well enough so I could grow up poor around white people. When Nas and them used to talk about the projects, I used to get jealous. It sounded fun. Everybody in the projects was poor, and that’s fair. But if you were poor in Silver Spring, nigga, it felt like it was only happening to you. Nas does not know the pain of that first sleepover at a white friend’s house. You just come home back on Sunday and look at your parents like, “Y’all need to step your game up.” 


Rachel Dolezal What is Rachel willing to do, so that we blacks believe that she believes she is actually one of us? Bitch, are you willing to put a lien on your house so that you can invest in a mixtape that probably won’t work out? […] If you want my support, you’re gonna have to change your name to the blackest shit I’ve ever heard. Bitch, you’re gonna have to change your name to Draymond Green. I don’t know a blacker name than that. That shit is black on paper. If you type Draymond Green into Airbnb, that shit will log off automatically. 

Getting old I don’t like looking at my d*ck anymore. My dick looks distinguished. It’s old, an old-looking d*ck. It’s got salt-and-pepper hair all around it. My dick looks like Morgan Freeman in the ’90s. Without the dots. My d*ck narrates, “Dave pulled me out and started jerking me around and jerking me around. But not with the same vigor as when he was young. He and I both knew nothing was coming out.” 

The 2016 election Eight years later, I’m pulling up to the polls again. This time, I’m driving a brand-new Porsche because the Obama years were very good to me […] I walked up and saw a long, long line of dusty white people […] I stood with them in line, like all us Americans are required to do in a democracy. Nobody skips the line to vote. And I listened to them say naïve, poor white people things. “Donald Trump is gonna go to Warshington and he’s gonna fight for us.” And I’m standing there thinking in my mind, “You dumb motherfucker. You are poor. He’s fighting for me!” 

Protests during the National Anthem I could kill every white person in America at one time. You know how I’d do it? Just wait for the Super Bowl, and right when they sing the National Anthem, I’d have O.J. Simpson walk to the 50-yard line with them bad knees. “Is that O.J. Simpson on the field? What the hell’s he doing here? Oh, I know what he’s going to do! Stop him!” [Kneeling] Pow, ahhh! 

Misogyny I used to do shows for drug dealers that wanted to clean their money up. One time I did a real good set, and these motherfuckers called me into the back room. They gave me $25,000 in cash […] I jumped on the subway and started heading towards Brooklyn at one o’clock in the morning. Never been that terrified in my life. I’d never in my life had something that somebody else would want. I thought to myself, “Jesus Christ, if motherfuckers knew much money I had in this backpack, they’d kill me for it.” Then I thought: “Holy shit, what if I had a pussy on me all the time? That’s what women are dealing with.” […] If those same drug dealers gave me a pussy and said, “Put it in your backpack and take it to Brooklyn,” I’d be like, “Nigga, I can’t accept this.” 

But what really pissed people off were his jokes about the Transgender Community.

This was nothing out of the ordinary, as Dave Chappelle literally dragged everyone, on every topic, from every demographic INCLUDING himself. But hey, you know what they say “can’t please everybody.”

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