Dave Chappelle and His Offensive Comedy

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Dave Chappelle just finished his final comedy special (for now), and he has an offensive tendency towards punching down at people he fails to understand. Namely, Trump supporters. He took a subtle but definite swipe at Trump supporters, and it wasn’t the first time, either. Does he not know that Trump supporters are persecuted every day in our society? Shame on Netflix for giving a comedian with such offensive jokes a platform…




PS Nah, not really. I can take it just fine. I don’t have to disrespect/dislike/cancel someone just because we disagree on certain things. We can joke about it, can’t we? Lighten up, people. Humor is the first casualty of political correctness and certainly not the last. If you need some background on this subject:


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FROM Chapelle's Emmy-award winning Nov 12th 2016 SNL monologue

  • You know, I didn’t know that Donald Trump was going to win the election. I did suspect it. It seemed like Hillary was doing well in the polls and yet — I know the whites. You guys aren’t as full of surprises as you used to be. And I think I speak for all of black America when I say that we are all praying for Omarosa. I don’t even know what she’s doing in the news.
  • But America’s done it. We’ve actually elected an Internet troll as our president.'
  • The whites were furious. I’ve never seen anything like it. I haven’t seen whites this mad since the O.J. verdict. White people screaming on both sides, “Aahhh!”  I’m not saying I’m enjoying it — I’m just saying I’ve never seen this before. I watched a white riot in Portland, Oregon, on television the other night. News said they did a million dollars’ worth of damage. Every black person was watching that like, “amateurs.”
  • So I’m staying out of it. I’m just going to take a knee like Kaepernick and let the whites figure this out among themselves. Know what I mean? We’ve been here before, we’ve been here before.
  • And I don’t even think it’s the most important thing we’re dealing with. Don’t forget. Don’t forget all the things that are going on. Shootings.   There’s more shootings than I can literally count. You can’t even go to the goddamn zoo without seeing a shooting out there. They shot a gorilla at my local zoo. And the Cincinnati Police said “Shooting that gorilla was the toughest decision this department has ever had to make.” I said, “Well, you about to see a lot of niggers in gorilla costumes in Cincinnati.”
  • Why do we have to say that? Why do we have to say that black lives matter? Now I admit that is not the best slogan, but McDonald’s already took, “You deserve a break today.”  And I guess it’s kind of catchy because everyone else is biting it. Even the police is biting it: Blue lives matter. What, was you born a police? That is not a blue life. That’s a blue suit. If you don’t like it, take that blue suit off, find a new job, ’cause I’m going to tell you right now, if I could quit being black today, I’d be out of the game.
  • I did the next best thing: I became a rich black person. Which is harder than you think, because, you know, your life becomes gentrified. Like Brooklyn. All your black friends start moving out and all these new white friends start moving in. You find yourself saying things to friends you grew up with that you never dreamed you’d say. “Sorry, you can’t come with us, there’s only enough room in the balloon basket for four. Ta ta.”
  • Donald Trump, he did it. He’s our president. I feel bad saying it. I’m staying at the Trump Hotel right now. I don’t know if he’s going to make a good president, but he makes a swell hotel suite, I tell you that. Housekeeping comes in in the morning, cleans my room. And I just, “Hey, good morning, housekeeping.” Grab a big handful of pussy, and say, you know, boss said it was okay.
  • I don’t know what he’s going to do. But I know Obama did a good job. Obama did a good job. I think we’ll all miss him when he’s gone, do you agree with this?  And thank God he lived to tell about it. This is the first black dude that ever heard America’s secrets. I’m happy he lived.  A few weeks ago I went to the White House for a party. It was the first time I’ve been there in many years and it was very exciting. And BET sponsored the party, so everyone there was black. And it was beautiful. I walked through the gates — you know, I’m from Washington, so I saw the bus stop, or the corner where the bus stop used to be, where I used to catch the bus to school and dream about nights like tonight.  It was a really, really beautiful night. At the end of the night everyone went into the West Wing of the White House and it was a huge party. And everybody in there was black — except for Bradley Cooper, for some reason.  And on the walls were pictures of all the presidents, of the past. Now, I’m not sure if this is true, but to my knowledge the first black person that was officially invited to the White House was Frederick Douglass. They stopped him at the gates. Abraham Lincoln had to walk out himself and escort Frederick Douglass into the White House, and it didn’t happen again, as far as I know, until Roosevelt was president. Roosevelt was president, he had a black guy over and got so much flack from the media that he literally said, “I will never have a nigger in this house again.”  I thought about that, and I looked at that black room, and saw all those black faces, and Bradley, and I saw how happy everybody was. These people who had been historically disenfranchised. It made me feel hopeful and it made me feel proud to be an American and it made me very happy about the prospects of our country.  So, in that spirit, I’m wishing Donald Trump luck. And I’m going to give him a chance, and we, the historically disenfranchised, demand that he give us one too. 





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Six months later:  "I was the first guy on TV to say give Trump a chance.  I fucked up.  Sorry."
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Yup
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That ain’t blood it’s beet juice just killed me
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Does he not know that Trump supporters are persecuted every day in our society?
Wow, the word persecuted really has lost a lot of meaning over the last few thousand years hasn't it?
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Yes, and it’s hardly the only one…
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Wow, the word persecuted really has lost a lot of meaning over the last few thousand years hasn't it?
We refer to getting burned at the stake for one’s beliefs as persecution in the context of a thousand years ago. In the present day, it can comprise not getting called by one’s preferred pronoun…


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We refer to getting burned at the stake for one’s beliefs as persecution in the context of a thousand years ago. In the present day, it can comprise of having people disagree with you over who should be president, like I said in post 1.
Those two things don't really seem the same though. One seems actually bad while the other seems like just being a whiny little snot.
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I’m afraid you are really missing the point of this thread (and my statement you are responding to just now, btw). Did you read the PS?

Also, you really shouldn’t alter a person’s statement and then attribute the altered statement back to the person via the quote feature. It is a nonstarter to constructive discussion…
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you really shouldn’t alter a person’s statement and then attribute the altered statement back to the person via the quote feature.
You did say Trump supporters are being persecuted, that wasn't a misrepresentation. If you don't like it then oh well, facts don't care about your feelings snowflake.
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Oh, you don’t want a constructive discussion. Why didn’t you say so?

As to this:

Our contributions don't really seem the same though. You are able to write such a cool thread topic, whereas I feel like just being a whiny little snot.

Yes, well, I don’t know what to tell you other than… stop being that way?


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Everyone's offended by something, give everyone a gun and last man standing wins. we will call it the  "Cancel the whiny human race event."
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Dave Chapelle is a brilliant comedian whom I've watched for several years (and personally my favorite comedian.) There are times I'm put off by his propagation of left-wing bullshit, but I've always respected his, as well as some other comedians', nihilism toward etiquette and propriety. As far as cristo's clearly sarcastic attempt to lampoon the alleged claims of victimization by Trump supporters, I've seen the special, and he barely makes mention of them, at least not enough in my opinion to start a thread about it. But to each his own.
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Close, but not quite. Satirical, yes, but it’s not *really* about Chappelle’s feelings about Trump supporters. There’s an extra layer of satire there. I even attached a video to supply context. 
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Everyone's offended by something, give everyone a gun and last man standing wins. we will call it the  "Cancel the whiny human race event."

LOL, thanks for that one Sadolite.  Humanity gets whats coming to them aka karma, for sure. :--))
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Close, but not quite. Satirical, yes, but it’s not *really* about Chappelle’s feelings about Trump supporters. There’s an extra layer of satire there. I even attached a video to supply context. 
I see. I understand.