According to the Daily Mail, comedian Dave Chappelle was attacked while filming a new stand-up show for streaming service Netflix. The incident took place in Los Angeles.
An unidentified man burst onto the stage and made physical contact with Chappelle, whom actor Jamie Foxx and security assisted. Chappelle had no injuries; the attacker needed the help of doctors – while communicating with the guards, he injured his hand. “He was a transgender man,” Chappelle joked from the stage.
In 2021, the comedian was under fire for making jokes about transgender people and claiming that “gender is a fact.”
Previously, the administration of Netflix was accused of transphobia after a pregnant black trans person was fired.
Netflix was accused of transphobia after a pregnant black trans person was fired. According to Netflix, she was going to organize a protest against the company’s inaction on comedian Dave Chappelle’s jokes, which many considered transphobic.
An unnamed employee was fired after he sent reporters Chappelle’s salary and viewership data for an episode in which he allegedly jokes transphobic jokes, despite the fact that such metrics are corporate secrets at Netflix.
According to Netflix, she was going to organize a protest against the company’s inaction on Chappelle’s jokes, which many considered transphobic. Comedian Dave Chappelle has been criticized for his comparison of trans women to white people wearing black face paint. Prior to this, Dave had already been suspected of being transphobic in 2019 during a story about his friendship with trans woman Daphne Dorman. At the same time, Daphne herself then posted a post supporting Chappelle, which caused her to be criticized by trans activists. A few days after this post, she committed suicide.