Left-wing media critics lost their minds after the comedian kicked off a string of performances at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall, on Monday. After Vulture’s Jesse David Fox spat-out a negative report on Chappelle “unsuccessfully” tackling trans issues, all hell broke loose on the leftist blogosphere.
Chappelle was “saying more things for laughs at the expense of a population he clearly knows nothing about—and wants to keep knowing nothing about so he can use them for joke-fodder,” complained Jezebel.
The Advocate, too, was upset, saying the performance was “littered with transphobic jokes” and labeling the set “anti-trans.”
The Daily Dot was also unhappy, running the following headline: “Dave Chappelle opens Radio Music Hall set with 20 minutes of transphobic jokes.”
The comic genius was targeted by the Left months ago after telling what the Left deemed anti-gay and anti-trans jokes. But, clearly, this did not make Chappelle shy away from the issue. Here are the highlights of the trans-themed opening which triggered the Left, as reported by Fox via Jezebel (graphic language edited):
“He started by talking about how he was ‘shocked!’ by Trump’s ban on transgender officers in the military, because he didn’t realize there were any trans people in the military. ‘Sounds like a secret weapon to me,’ he continued. ‘If I was in ISIS in the trenches fighting against the United States and all of the sudden I see a man with a beard and big D-cups titties just rushing my foxhole and sh–, I’d be horrified.’”
“Later, he told a story about receiving a fan letter that derided his trans jokes, to which he replied, ‘A weird thing happened to me in this moment — it honestly made me feel bad that I made somebody else feel bad.’ That was, however, just misdirection for another series of trans jokes.”
“‘I read in the paper that Caitlyn Jenner was contemplating posing nude in an upcoming issue of Sports Illustrated. And I knew it was politically incorrect to say, so I figured I’d just say it for everybody — yuck. F—, man, I just want to read some stats, like why are you cramming man-p—- in the middle of the sports page like that?’”
“He then tried to make a fairly complicated point about his own frustration with ‘all this talk about how they feel inside,’ because ‘since when has America given a f— about how anyone feels inside?’ He ended by arguing that sometimes he thinks ‘the only reason all of us are talking about transgenders is because white men want to do it. If it was just blacks and Mexican like, ‘Hey, y’all, we feel like girls inside.’ They’d be like, ‘Shut up, n—–, no one asked how you felt.’’”
Of course, jokes are often offensive by design. In fact, pre-Africa-bound Chappelle almost exclusively dealt with the very real and complex issue of race through funny and, yes, offensive skits. Comedy, which can often be offensive or make one uncomfortable, helps to break down taboos and open up honest dialogue about serious issues. This is particularly useful in a society that attempts to shut down any speech subjectively deemed hateful or merely counter to the views of the so-called oppressed.
So, yes, Chappelle’s jokes can be offensive and don’t belong on a Hallmark card. But luckily he traffics in comedy, not Hallmark cards.
When Dave Chappelle made his glorious Netflix return (see Dave Chappelle Returns. Leftists Whine About ‘Offensive’ Jokes. Prove Why Everyone Hates Them and Dave Chappelle Rants Against ‘Liberal Tolerance’) , the left was upset because…ZOMG, he made a ‘transphobic’ joke.
But here’s the thing, These specials were over a year old. Chappelle just didn’t know how triggeringly problematic these jokes were…because a year ago they weren’t. Once he learns how transphobic he was being, he’ll get woke.
Now, comedian Dave Chappelle is under fire for telling an onslaught of transphobic jokes in his new set.
One joke focused on Trump’s transgender military ban. Chappelle joked that transgender people must be a “secret weapon,” because ISIS would find trans people too disgusting to fight.
“If I was in ISIS in the trenches fighting against the United States and all of the sudden I see a man with a beard and big D-cups titties just rushing my foxhole and shit, I’d be horrified,” Chappelle said, according to Vulture.
Chappelle also targeted Caitlyn Jenner, saying that Sports Illustrated was “cramming man-pussy” into the sports magazine.
“I read in the paper that Caitlyn Jenner was contemplating posing nude in an upcoming issue of Sports Illustrated,” he started. “And I knew it was politically incorrect to say, so I figured I’d just say it for everybody—yuck. Fuck, man, I just want to read some stats, like why are you cramming man-pussy in the middle of the sports page like that?”
Before we proceed, I have to get something out of the way.
Those things Dave was saying? They’re called jokes, and they’re there to tickle your funny bone. It may not be the case with “progressive comics” like Trevor Noah or Sarah Silverman, but a comedian’s sole job is being funny. Which, Dave Chappelle is extremely good at.
So what if Dave doesn’t want to see half-naked she-men every time he cracks open a Sports Illustrated. That’s his opinion and he’s entitled to it. Believe it or not lefties, but not everyone is enamored with
Bruce Caitlyn Jenner’s plastic jugs and mangled tackle.
Leftists are doing their best to suck all the fun out of life. You know things are bad when not even comedy is safe from the cancer that is political correctness anymore. Even when a tranny like Caitlyn Jenner makes jokes about being a tranny, leftists flip their lids (read Caitlyn Makes ‘Dude Looks Like a Lady’ Joke with Steven Tyler. Leftists Rage).
Lefties, do the rest of us a favor. Promptly pull the sticks out of your backdoors and learn to laugh like the rest of us. You’d be surprised at what you’re missing out on.