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Dave Chappelle rails against cancel culture amid ‘The Closer’ controversy


Comedian Dave Chappelle railed against cancel culture, Twitter and left-leaning news outlets Thursday amid controversy over his latest Netflix special, “The Closer” — telling a star-studded, sold-out crowd in Los Angeles that, “If this is what being canceled is about, I love it.”

“I don’t know what to tell you, except I’m a bad motherf–ker,” the 48-year-old funnyman told the rapturous audience of more than 18,000 at the Hollywood Bowl following the screening of his “Untitled: Dave Chappelle Documentary,” Deadline reported.

The outspoken stand-up star then got more pointed and specific.

“F–k Twitter. F–k NBC News, ABC News, all these stupid ass networks. I’m not talking to them. I’m talking to you. This is real life,” he said to loud roars from the crowd, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Chappelle was responding to the torrent of criticism he’s received following Tuesday’s release of his sixth and final Netflix special, which some have blasted as transphobic.


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