Dave Chappelle has addressed the outcry over his jokes about the transgender community and took to his podcast The Midnight Miracle to clear the air.
Chappelle responded to the venue change, declaring himself to be "mad" and "upset" at the time. First Avenue stated it wanted to provide a "safe environment" for its patrons.
Despite his Mark Twain Prize nomination, the Trans community wished him to declare something inflammatory, with demonstrators outside the Varsity Theater apparently egging his supporters.
The Closer comedian asserted that his jokes will someday be the root of some impending violence, which they believe is inevitable for my jokes. But I have to confess that none of my followers beat 'em up, as abrasive as they were.
"I was irritated." he said, "I was not mad that they canceled the program." "You're sorry?" I'm not even mad that they took a position against me. "I'm not even mad that they took issue with my work."
Chappelle retold the audience that the Trans community wants to be feared later in the podcast.
"They want to befeared." 'If you say this, then we will punish you. We'll come to First Avenue and f**k your performance, and we'll come to the Varsity Theater and f**k your performance,' says the narrator.
Chance the Rapper was chastised recently for including the half-baked actor in his Black Star Line Festival. In a Rolling Stone interview, the Chicagoan claimed the 49-year-old was "shining a light" on Ghana's anti-LGBTQIA+ atmosphere.
'I bet gay jokes go over so well here,' the Highs and the Lows artist added.
“And he was stating that in Ghana, you can make jokes about anything that is related to homosexuals, trans people, and other groups, and just about anything in the world.”