Comedian Dave Chappelle, who actually practices the art of comedy and doesn’t believe in protected classes of people, is sure to take flak from the left with his latest comments about trans activists. Speaking on his podcast, The Midnight Miracle, Chappelle recounted the events of last year when his show at a Minneapolis venue was canceled at the last minute because the humorless, woke Twitter brigade, distressed to the core that Chappelle had practiced actual comedy in his 2021 Netflix show, bombarded the theater’s account with angsty, threatening tweets. Chappelle recalled:
“I guess apparently they had made a pledge to the public at large that they would make their club a safe space for all people, and that they would ban anything they deemed transphobic. This is a wild stance for an artistic venue to take, especially one that’s historically a punk rock venue.”
Having the show canceled at one venue and moved to another didn’t bring satisfaction to the rage mob, so they showed up at the replacement hall and harassed show-goers, as they lined up outside before the doors opened. Chappelle said the wokesters, “grown people of various genders and gender identities,” threw eggs at his audience, who didn’t seem intimidated at all by the spectacle. In fact, Chappelle recalls one lady waiting to see his show picked up a police barricade and tossed it at the egg throwers.
This is what Woke, Inc., does. They arrive in droves, often at the direction of bad actors like Antifa and BLM, and pick on the innocent bystanders in an effort to intimidate and stifle free speech. This is not lost on Dave Chappelle, who said of his audience:
“I don’t think anyone had any malicious intent. In fact, one of the things that these people, the trans and their surrogates, always say is that my jokes are somehow gonna be the root cause of some impending violence that they feel like is inevitable for my jokes,” he continued. “But I gotta tell you, as abrasive as they were, the way they were protesting, throwing eggs at people, throwing barricades, cussing and screaming, [none of my fans] beat ‘em up. In fact, the people in the crowd would just say, ‘We love you. Like what are you talking about?’”
For those keeping score at home, the free speech-loving audience members, though being attacked with eggs by the permanently disgruntled, showed nothing but love to their attackers. Minus the barricade-throwing lady, but can you really blame her for taking matters, literally, into her own hands?
Where Chappelle really gets it right is when he said of the protesters: most were “just sticking to the playbook: we’re here to stir s*** up. He continued, “I feel like they wanted me to say something inflammatory … in a weird way, I think some of them had the intention of inciting violence against themselves for publicity. Like they were doing things that a regular n*****, I’m telling you, would knock one of these people out.”
Ding, ding, ding! He’s exactly right. These kinds of protests by the radical trans lobby are nothing more than performance art and they always pick on a group they know won’t fight back (again, minus our barricade-throwing heroine). They are absolute phonies trying to stir up trouble where there isn’t any. It’s just the left being the left — the supply of legitimate anti-trans crimes doesn’t come close to meeting their insatiable demand, so they try to create it by taunting people not looking for a fight. Their hope, of course, is that someone will finally snap and fight back, thus they’ll be able to make the the claim that the trans community is being victimized.
Unfortunately for the perma-woke, Dave Chappelle’s got their number and he’s not afraid to say what we’re all thinking: Their ultimate goal is to garner publicity and to create controversy where there isn’t any — and it’s a tired schtick that’s long since run its course. Luckily for those of us who appreciate good comedy, the radical left has succeeded in keeping themselves on Chappelle’s radar, which is sure to bring us many laughs at their expense for years to come.
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