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Dave Chappelle Is Catching A RIDICULOUS Amount Of Heat For His New Netflix Specials

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In case you haven’t heard, Netflix dropped two more Chappelle specials on New Year’s Eve. Equanimity:

And The Bird Revelation:

I watched both right away and thought they were hilarious; much better than the first batch he put out. You could tell that he was comfortable on stage. He started the first show by telling the audience how good he is at comedy. Which I thought was true, but apparently the Internet thought otherwise. Because ever since the specials came out, the outrage machine has been working overtime.

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I’m willing to bet that not one of those authors actually watched the special. They just heard the term sexual assault and jumped on the #metoo train to try and get a click. And that’s exactly what’s wrong with the Internet. It’s full of unfunny social justice warriors trying to make something out of nothing. The part that’s most frustrating is that he went out of his way to make it clear that he didn’t support any of those dudes and they still ran with it. I can understand if it was mean spirited, or unfunny but it wasn’t. The jokes were good. Even the Caitlin Jenner vagina material landed. Which is a tough sell. So is systemic sexual assault but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t talk about it. Comedy is just as effective in delivering a serious message as it is in delivering a funny one. On the surface it may seem insensitive or crude, but if you read between the lines and think about the big picture, he’s delivering a powerful message. This isn’t laugh track punchline stand up. It’s social commentary. He should be applauded for raising awareness instead of denounced for making a joke.

At the end of the performance he said, “it’s my job to speak recklessly.” And for most people in entertainment, talking about sexual assault is reckless. People don’t want to go near it because nine times out of ten, it either fucks up their career or they end up getting labeled part of the problem. Luckily, Chappelle doesn’t give a shit about either of those. It’s why he’s the best at what he does. He says what he feels, regardless of how it will affect him. What I’m trying to say is don’t listen to the headlines and watch the specials. They’re hilarious.