Chappelle’s special, “The Closer,” features several minutes of jokes about trans people and the LGBTQ community. At one point, Chappelle said he was “the TERF team,” referring to the term “trans-exclusionist radical feminist,” and joked about trans women’s genitals. He also said that “gender is a fact” and told a story about beating up a lesbian woman.
Moore, whose Netflix series “Dear White People” just finished its run, tweeted that she “won’t be working with [Netflix] as long as they continue to broadcast and enjoy clearly and dangerously homophobic content. “
CNN has reached out to Netflix for comment on Moore’s boycott and criticism of Chappelle’s special and is awaiting a response. CNN has also reached out to a representative for Chappelle and is awaiting his comments.
Moore told Variety in an exclusive interview that the language used by Chappelle in the special is “the same language used by people who seek to harm us.”
“I believe in free speech,” she told Variety’s Marc Malkin. ” Truly. But I have the freedom of speech to say that someone’s speech bothers me, and I don’t want to work with a company that promotes that speech. It’s dangerous. It is dangerous language. I can not say it. clearer. “
GLAAD, the LGBTQ media organization, also condemned the comments it made in “The Closer”.
“Promoting the TERF ideology (which we did by giving it a platform yesterday) directly harms trans people, it’s not a neutral act,” Field tweeted. “This is not a two-sided argument. It’s an argument with trans people who want to be alive and people who don’t want us to be. ”
Field ended his thread with the names of 38 trans and gender non-conforming people who were killed in 2021.