Telling me I'm misunderstanding him is like telling me if I play the Rodney King tape backwards the cops actually help him up and send him on his way.
Don't believe me? Read the transcript, don't give him clicks:https://scrapsfromtheloft.com/comedy/dave-chappelle-the-closer-transcript/ …
I feel like we're not going to progress as a society until we get all the "bad attention == good attention" people in a line and spank their ass via livestream contributions.
The irony that someone who claims "Twitter isn't real" would insist that their rights are being violated by a handful of accounts asking them to maybe not be awful to their friends
He didn't seek understanding. He sought a single anecdotal example of someone not representative of the whole and using that to justify whatever emotion he feels like expressing guilt-free.
There is no moment in his life where he can't put the funny down and be real. Not even in the final somber moments of his last story. It always has to be about how unfair the world is being to him.
It gets unquotably worse after this point, but if anyone ever says "you didn't watch it", I'm calling you a liar and a fraud, because there's no way to interpret the last third of this w/out thinking he's an egotistical clown & a boat anchor to justice.https://scrapsfromtheloft.com/comedy/dave-chappelle-the-closer-transcript/ …
" Any of you, who have ever watched me know that I’ve never had a problem with transgender people. If you listen to what I’m saying, clearly my problem has always been with White people. " But guess who's first to draw your ire when it's time to lash out at white people?
" “Punching down”, what the fuck does that mean? " That's really the summary quote you need from his special. He literally cannot conceive of any struggle that he personally isn't invested in.
And to me, that sounds like a class clown who never evolved beyond getting the laugh. Also, "the transgenders" don't want you dead, my dude. They want you to shut up and stop acting like they owe you a favor for speaking up for them.
This is not tone policing. This is making the choice to approach the line of negotiation, understanding, and potential solidarity, and then make some comment about the other person's breath. He can't seem to help it.
Every single moment he approaches a hard truth rooted in actual racial animus that needs to be chewed upon, he can't help but lash out. And that is why he fails.
David Chappelle portrays himself as the perfect ally if he didn't keep apparently having these perfectly annoying encounters with the stereotypically worst representative of those communities, preventing him from being that perfect ally. Bye.
The thing about pro wrestling to be appreciated is, that how your opponent loses to you is as important as how good you win. I only criticize performers that are unsafe, reckless, or refuse to make their opponent look good.
We get so tied up in comparing the size of our struggles that we forget there's this entire socioeconomic class of assholes putting boot to face.