Dave Chappelle addresses the death and racial injustice of George Floyd in a special surprise, “8:46”


On Friday, Netflix dropped a new special from Dave Chappelle in an unconventional way. The streaming platform posted the show, “8:46”, on its YouTube page, where viewers can watch Chapelle talk about the race after George Floyd’s death. The title refers to the length of time Floyd was pinned to the ground by a Minneapolis police officer.The officer, Derek Chauvin, kept his knee on Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds while Floyd argued, “I can’t breathe. Chauvin was fired and ultimately charged with second degree murder. Three other officers involved were also charged with complicity. The death of Floyd, who has been watched on video, has sparked weeks of nationwide protests for racial justice.

Chappelle directly addresses the tragedy in his special, which was filmed in Ohio, where the actor lives. “It’s hard to figure out what to say about George Floyd, so I’m not going to say it yet,” said Chappelle to open his set. “I have to tell you this is like the first concert in North America since all of this has happened, whether you like it or not, that is history. It’s going to be in the books. “

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The actor also talks about the impact of the video of Floyd’s death. “When I watched this tape, I understood that this man knew he was going to die … for a reason that I still do not understand, all these fucking police officers were there, hands in pockets. Who are you talking to? What do you mean you can kneel on a man’s neck for 8 minutes and 46 seconds and feel like you won’t get the wrath of God? ”


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