Dave Chappelle ready to talk with Netflix trans workers – .

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Dave Chappelle ready to talk with Netflix trans workers – .


Dave Chappelle

Dave Chappelle
photo: Netflix

In a new stand-up video, Dave Chappelle says he’s open to talking with Netflix trans employees about the transphobic comments he made in his Netflix comedy special, The closest.

“It was said in the press that I had been invited to speak to transgender employees at Netflix and I refused. This is not true, ”he said. said in the clip.

However, it seems that he still does not understand why people were so alarmed and hurt by his words, saying, “If they had invited me I would have accepted it, although I am confused as to what. we would be talking. I said what I said, and boy, I heard what you said. My God, how could I not? You said you wanted a safe working environment at Netflix. Looks like I’m the only one who can’t go to the office.

He adds, “I want everyone in this audience to know that even though the media says it’s me against this community, that’s not what it is. Don’t blame the LGBTQ community for all of this. It’s about corporate interests, what I can say and what I can’t say.

He also says, “To the transgender community, I am more than willing to give you an audience, but you will not summon me. I do not bend to anyone’s demands.

He continues: “And if you want to meet me, I’m more than willing to do so, but I have certain conditions: first of all, you can’t come if you haven’t watched my special from start to finish. end. You must come to the place of my choice and at the time of my choice. And third, you have to admit that Hannah Gadsby isn’t funny.

He has in addition says some of her own trans friends had no problem with her comments, saying, “For the record, and I need you to know this, everyone I know in this community has been loving and supportive, so i dont know what this nonsense is about.

This video comes a week after Netflix employees and stars like Jonathan Van Ness, Jameela Jamil, and Angelica Ross—participated and supported a walkout, to protest against the mismanagement of the situation by Netflix, as well as against the dismissal of employee B. Pagels-Minor. Pagels-Minor was accused of leaking confidential information about the comedy special and an internal memo from co-CEO Sarandos, in which he supported Chappelle’s comments. (Sarandos later admitted that he “screwed up”.) Pagels-Minor Nope be responsible for the leak.

The backlash doesn’t appear to have hurt Chappelle’s career much. The comedian has an upcoming tour in November.

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