Liberals are not happy with comedian Dave Chappelle. Liberals don’t like it that he tells jokes. In the world of progressives, where an authoritarian political correctness reigns, his routine is worthy of having himself canceled. Yet, that’s also a joke in itself because that whole notion of being ostracized for saying things that people don’t like is just the fuel that makes Chapelle’s stand-up all the more intense. I mean it is a ridiculous concept the Left has manufactured.
“You’re canceled” because you make fun of the progressive Left’s absurd and impossible standard of living without offending anyone. Chappelle takes snowflake dictums and blasts it with a shotgun with his latest Sticks and Stones special on Netflix. He goes after everyone. He’s controversial about Michael Jackson, abortion transgender people, and liberal America cannot deal. The New York Times noted that the comic hasn’t modified his set for the setting, whatever that means. Anyway, Vice said to skip the special, which means you should totally watch it:
Chappelle has always been a daredevil comedian willing to take a controversial stance or downplay a serious controversy for laughs, including his early-2000s skits about R. Kelly's court trials on Chappelle's Show. But now he chooses to blatantly ignore the historic criticism against his style of comedy and new loud-and-clear criticism from the trans community. His approach comes off like a defiant rejection of change at any cost. As he keeps going down this path, drawing attention to the worst aspects of his important career, the biggest cost will be tarnishing his own legacy.
Over at Reason, Robby Soave added more about his set:
Chappelle humorously critiques school mass shooting drills, Jussie Smollett, the excesses of the #MeToo movement, and LGBTQ activists—or "the alphabet people" as he calls them—for thinking they should be immune from mockery.
"Everybody loves me, and I love everybody," Chappelle assures the audience. "I got friends who are Ls, who are Bs, and I got friends who are Gs. But the Ts hate my f*cking guts."
Disagree with Kyle on this one.— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) August 27, 2019
Chappelle intentionally tried to trigger every single group that I can think of in America. Nobody escaped.
And he did that INTENTIONALLY.
Now, that doesn't mean everyone will think this is funny (my wife hated it)..but that wasn't his goal. https://t.co/8E28OUSHMf
The reality is @DaveChappelle is intentionally asking himself "Where is the line I can't cross? Oh, there it is..." and then taking a running leap over it.— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) August 27, 2019
That is very much in line with past comedians, from Lenny Bruce through George Carlin and others.
Again, there are parts of this that will make EVERYONE cringe.— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) August 27, 2019
Whites? Hell yes.
African Americans? As usual.
You can go on and on.
He's basically taunting the social media mobs.— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) August 27, 2019
"You want to ruin my career? Go for it. I don't care."
Bad news, turns out Dave Chappelle is canceled https://t.co/ZmIEkGJKgt— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) July 11, 2019
My god, he still tells jokes. Doesn't he know we live in a society??? https://t.co/GBg6Br64UB— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) July 11, 2019
Oh, yeah—that’s a lengthy segment and one that will probably trigger the snowflake crowd to no end. Chappelle frames the LGBT movement as each having a separate agenda, but so happen to be traveling in the same car, a car that cannot stop for a bathroom break for one particular group. He goes after everyone. It’s meant to be controversial. This is Dave Chappelle, which is why it’s so amusing to see liberals legitimately offended by his act. This is the man who in the pilot episode of his classic show on Comedy Central spoofed PBS’ Frontline series, where he played a blind black white supremacist named Clayton Bigsby. So, please—it’s not like this hilarious iteration of Chappelle’s act was some out of left field phenomena. The Left just can’t take a joke.