The audience didn’t even see it coming. It was fantastic!
Dave Chappelle is getting a lot of condemnation for his Netflix comedy special “Sticks & Stones” by the left.
In it, he tackles the left’s “cancel culture” head-on. Right from the get-go, he says that it’s a difficult time to be a celebrity because anything that has ever been said, including jokes, can suddenly end your career.
Sarah Silverman, who was fired from a movie role the night before filming because of a blackface photo from 2007, retweeted Chappelle’s criticism of “cancel culture” which she dubs “righteousness porn.”
THIS THIS ALL DAY THIS
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) August 27, 2019
In July, the New York Times reviewed the live show on Broadway where the special was filmed, had panned the special as “boring” and out of touch saying, “The comic hasn’t adjusted his material for the setting: he’s still defending wealthy, famous peers and joking about transgender targets.”
The headline on Vice stated, “You Can Definitely Skip Dave Chappelle’s New Netflix Special ‘Sticks & Stones’.” Their explanation is simple, “The comedian doubles down on misogyny and transphobia in both the special and the hidden bonus scene that follows.”
Chappelle deliberately courts controversy by making jokes about everything from Kevin Hart’s tweets from 10 years ago that made him ineligible to host the Oscars to the HBO special featuring Michael Jackson’s accusers to the “alphabet people” — the LGBTQ. Especially the “T” segment of the LGBTQ.
One brilliant moment was when he touched on abortion as a right.
He begins by saying that he’s not for abortion, which gets boos, and he clarifies that he isn’t against it, either. He continues by saying that men shouldn’t have an opinion on abortion because it’s “her body her choice.” He then flips the script brilliantly.
"If you have a dick, you need to STFU on this one. Seriously." – Dave Chappelle, 2019 pic.twitter.com/s1l7lSxWz6
— Netflix Is A Joke (@NetflixIsAJoke) August 27, 2019
Chappelle: “If I’m wrong then perhaps we’re wrong. So go figure that sh!t out for yourselves.”
No wonder those on the left aren’t keen on the special.