Ohhhhhh dear. This is rather triggering, I warn you.
Apparently in the first 20 minutes of his new Netflix special, Sticks & Stones, Dave Chappelle says he doesn’t believe Michael Jackson’s rape accusersand defends Kevin Hart against his LGBTQ critics. Later, he jokes about what he considers to be an overreaction to Louis C.K., who “was a very good friend of mine before he died in that terrible masturbation accident.”
He also goes in on cancel culture, or, as he refers to it, “celebrity hunting season,” in which no public figure is protected from career-ruining backlash if they even slightly screw up.
Once again, these quotes come with a warning. They’re pretty intense.
On Michael Jackson: “I’m gonna say something that I’m not allowed to say, but I gotta be real. I don’t believe these motherfuckers. I do not believe it. But let me qualify the statement. I am what’s known on the streets as a victim blamer. You know what I mean? If someone came up to me like, ‘Dave, Dave, Chris Brown just beat up Rihanna.’ I’d be like, ‘Well, what did she do?’ ‘Dave, Michael Jackson is molesting children!’ ‘Well, what were those kids wearing at the time?’ I don’t think he did it.”
“I don’t think he did it, but you know what? Even if he did do it… you know what I mean?” he says. “I mean, it’s Michael Jackson. I know more than half the people in this room have been molested in their lives, but it wasn’t no goddamn Michael Jackson, was it? This kid got his dick sucked by the King of Pop. All we get is awkward Thanksgivings for the rest of our lives. You know how good it must have felt to go to school the next day after that shit?”
He then goes on to say: “I know it seems harsh, but somebody’s gotta teach these kids. No such thing as a free trip to Hawaii. He’s going to want to look at your butthole or something.”
Wow. Just wow. Probably one of the WORST takes I’ve ever heard. I’m sorry I even reported it. If you are STILL on board with Dave Chapelle and you want to hear MORE from his special, go here. But, I think we’ve all heard enough. Cancel culture, do your thing.
(via The Daily Beast; Photo: Avalon)