Dave Chapelle Accused of Homophobia in Comedy Special

Dave Chappelle performs to a sold out crowd onstage at the Hollywood Palladium on March 25, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo: Lester Cohen/Netflix)

Dave Chapelle Accused of Homophobia in Comedy Special

The comedian is under fire.

Published March 23, 2017

Dave Chappelle is back on the scene with a pair of new comedy specials — his first in years — and that means a fresh round of headlines about the normally reclusive star.

The comedian made news earlier this week when he criticized Key & Peele for stealing his act. Now, he's in hot water with the LGBTQ community following the release of his two highly anticipated Netflix comedy specials, in which many of his jokes come at the expense of the gay, lesbian and transgender communities.

This latest criticism comes on the heels of an incident in November when Chappelle voiced his support for then-candidate Donald Trump and made offensive remarks about the LGBTQ community. 

One offensive joke revolved around how he had argued with a gay man who sought to remove the words “husband” and “wife” from marriage licenses. “N***a please, save me the semantics,” the comedian said in front of a live audience. “Take your chips out of the casino, you’re about to crap out. Go outside, talk it over amongst yourselves and whichever one of you is gayer, that’s the wife.”

He also implied that Black men are more of a target then trans women, saying he knows “Black dudes in Brooklyn, hard, street motherf**kers, who wear high heels just to feel safe.”

While many applauded Chappelle's return to comedy, he might have gone too far with some of his jokes. Check out some of the reactions, below:

See how Dave paid respects to Prince at last year's BET Awards above.

Written by Evelyn Diaz

(Photo: Lester Cohen/Netflix)


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