The Left is furiously trying to cancel comedian Dave Chappelle.
But the outrage mob’s attempts at taking out Chappelle have not worked.
And one Hollywood actor revealed the true impact of Chappelle’s Netflix special.
Comedian Dave Chappelle sparked a nationwide discussion with his standup special The Closer.
Chappelle poked at the radical LGBT lobby that looks to “cancel” anyone who doesn’t toe the line.
And comedic actor Damon Wayans showed his appreciation for Chappelle’s Netflix special.
Wayans—who starred in the sketch comedy show In Living Color and many other film and television projects—expressed that Chappelle allowed other comedians to speak freely.
Wayans told TMZ:
“I feel like Dave freed the slaves. Yeah, the comedians…We were slaves to PC culture and he just, you know — as an artist he’s van Gogh. He cut his ear off. He’s trying to tell us it’s okay…I just think he’s saying, ‘You know what? All that I have, I’m not afraid to lose it for the sake of creative freeness of speech.’ You can’t edit yourself. Comedians, we’re like — Mercedes makes a great car, but you gotta crash a lot of them before they perfect it.”
Fringe left-wing activists have been wielding considerable power because corporations have adopted the talking points of the “woke.”
However, Chappelle and a handful of others have proven too big to cancel.
In his special, Chappelle mentioned Harry Potter author JK Rowling, who’s been mocked and harassed endlessly by transgender activists and “woke” fellow travelers.
Chappelle agreed with Rowling’s statement on the biological differences between men and women that are reality.
But activists are trying to browbeat everyone into parroting talking points they don’t truly believe.
“[W]hat I say is, there’s a bigger conversation we need to have. Someone needs to look us in the eye and go, ‘You’re no longer free in this country. You’re not free to say what you want. You say what we want you to say. Otherwise, we will cancel you.’ That’s the discussion we should have.”
Wayans is correct.
All it takes is one statement to catch the furor of the outrage mob, and social media is making it so much worse.
Blue-checkmark journalists on Twitter are giving the sense that there’s a giant movement against Chappelle, but there really isn’t.
The backlash is coming from “woke” millennial journalists and unhinged activists who have been allowed to run wild.
In reality, the silent majority agrees with Chappelle, and as Wayans pointed out, no people are freer to say it.