After a Minnesota comedy club canceled Dave Chappelle’s upcoming appearance, social media users were divided.
First Avenue concert venue in Minneapolis posted that Chappelle’s show was not going down on its Twitter account on Wednesday (July 20).
“The Dave Chappelle show tonight at First Avenue has been [canceled] and is moving to the Varsity Theatre,” the venue wrote. “We believe in the diverse voices and the freedom of artistic expression, but in honoring that, we lost sight of the impact this would have. We know there are some who will not agree with this decision; you are welcome to send feedback.”
The establishment also attempted to reassure its patrons that the venue was still a safe space for everyone. It also advised that the show would still go on at another Minneapolis theatre.
The Varsity Theater wasted no time hyping up Chappelle’s two-day set on Thursday and Friday.
“JUST ANNOUNCED Dave Chapelle is hitting our stage for TWO nights on July 21 and July 22!
Set your alarms. Tickets go on sale TODAY at 3pm. Grab your tickets here: https://bit.ly/3RHU4uA”
Twitter users had varying opinions of Chappelle’s show being canceled following outrage from the LGBTQ+ community over the comedian’s alleged transphobia.
Some people applauded First Avenue’s decision to cancel his performance.
Other Twitter users stood by Chappelle.
Whether or not a person agrees with First Avenue’s decision to cancel Chappelle’s performance, it sure is getting folks to talk. And ultimately, the comedian keeps everyone’s name in his mouth.