John Mulaney A show in Columbus, Ohio saw a guest appearance by the man once regarded as the greatest comedian on the planet; Dave Chappelle.
Chappelle opened the show for Mulaney, did some of his routine, and then walked off the stage as Mulaney thanked him for being there. But apparently, the jokes Chappelle made in this routine didn’t sit well with him. LGBT community , Several people in attendance later expressed their disapproval on Twitter, commenting that the jokes Dave Chappelle made were not only transphobic, but also homophobic. Some people also tweeted that they are shocked and disappointed to hear such a large crowd laughing at Dave’s jokes.
In addition, many came after John Mulaney expressed his dismay at the fact that Mulaney would allow Dave Chappelle to use his platform to make such jokes and then ask him to be there instead of speaking out against him. Will thank you
However, while this was one side of Twitter, there was another side that came to Dave’s aid. He pointed out that the jokes that were being perceived as transphobic and homophobic were not like that at all.
Since the phones were turned off before the show began, no footage of the actual performance is available, but people took to Twitter to explain that Dave made a joke in which he said he was attacked with a gun. which was identified as a knife. One person tweeted that what was being called a homophobic joke was just Dave saying, “Maybe you’re both gay, I don’t know, if that’s the case there’s nothing wrong with that.” The reference of the line was not moving.
Neither Dave Chappelle nor John Mulaney have any say in the controversy so far. However, this is not the first time that Dave Chappelle has faced criticism from the LGBT community. His October 2021 special with Netflix titled “The Closer” was also criticized for having transphobic jokes in it. The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) specifically condemned the chapel’s special.