Of all the public commentary and discussion we’ve see on TV among pundits, Chappelle’s real talk and real anger should resonate with reasonable people on both sides of the political spectrum. While most believe Trump to be a racist, I want to believe not all of his supporters are racists. Chappelle’s eloquent and raw anger and perspective is on full display.
Dave Chappelle’s new Netflix special 8:46 — which was posted to the Netflix Is A Joke YouTube channel in the early morning hours on Friday — addresses the death of George Floyd. He does not hold back and delivers a blistering commentary about everything from George Floyd death, TV news pundits and his personal connections to events leading up to this point in time. Chappelle taped the performance on June 6 in Yellow Springs, Ohio, near his home. The title of the special is the length of time that Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin had his knee on Floyd’s neck, a moment captured on video.
He also goes off on TV news pundits reactions to the protests, and seemingly, growing awareness and empathy it has generated with Americans and people around the world.
Some of the people he called out: CNN anchor Don Lemon and conservative commentator, Candace Owens. Both have back-pedaled and side-stepped Chappelle criticisms of their public comments. Lemon responded to Chappelle on CNN’s New Day, at first saying that he agrees in some respects with the comedian’s point.
Check it out:
Candace Owens tweet:
To every Democrat tweeting me the clip of #DaveChappelle insulting me:— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) June 12, 2020
I’m not a leftist. I have a sense of humor & I think comedians SHOULD make fun of people.
Dave Chappelle is one of the greatest comedians of all time and I made it into one of his specials.
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