Dave Chappelle reportedly is back to making LGBTQ jokes following a backlash over his “The Closer” stand-up as a transgender Netflix employee resigns from the company.
The 48-year-old comedian reportedly took the stage at Madison Square Garden in New York City after a viewing of his film “Untitled” and cracked jokes with the crowd about being “cancelled,” the Daily Beast reported Tuesday. (RELATED: ‘Gender Is A Fact’: They’re Not Going To Be Happy With Dave Chappelle’s Latest Bit On Trans Culture)
Chappelle clearly DGAF.https://t.co/e0vh5KvCA5
— BroBible (@BroBible) November 23, 2021
“Week four of being cancelled, it’s crazy,” the legendary comedian reportedly shared. (RELATED: ‘No One Can Be Woke Enough’: Dave Chappelle And Joe Rogan Rip ‘Woke Ideology,’ Defend Elon Musk)
Chappelle reportedly used the f-slur, cracked jokes about pronouns and had a bit about identifying as a woman if he ever ended up going to jail for murder so he could escape the roughness of prison.
When introducing the musician H.E.R., he told the audience, “It’s a pronoun you don’t hear much!”
He also reportedly made it clear his previous declaration about not making any more jokes about the LGBTQ community, which he stated at the end of his Netflix special, was off unless the set was being recorded.
Netflix employee, Terra Field, who was suspended and then reinstated after Field ended up getting in trouble for attending a meeting that was intended solely for senior executives dealing with the backlash, recently resigned, the Hollywood Reporter noted.
“I have resigned from Netflix as of 11/21/2021,” Field’s announcement shared on Twitter read. “This isn’t how I thought things would end, but I am relieved to have closure.”
Terra Field, Netflix Employee Who Criticized Chappelle Special, Resigns https://t.co/cYFSI28tGg
— The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) November 23, 2021
Field explained the decision to leave was based on the firing of B. Pagels-Minor, another Netflix employee who was let go after allegedly leaking confidential information on the Chappelle special.
“Shortly after B. was fired for something I did not and do not believe they did, I made a decision: sink or swim, I was going to walk side by side with B. as they had for so many of us while they led the Trans* ERG,” Field explained.
The “Chappelle’s Show” star has made headlines following an outcry over his comments about the LGBTQ community in his latest Netflix show. He’s hit back and said his special is about “corporate interests” and what he “can say” and “cannot say.”