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Jerrod Carmichael Calls Out Dave Chappelle For Transphobic Jokes



Jerrod Carmichael Calls Out Dave Chappelle For Transphobic Jokes
Comedian Jerrod Carmichael in his most recent HBO special, "Rothaniel."

Funnyman Jerrod Carmichael is speaking out about the transphobic jokes made by Dave Chappelle and other seasoned comedians. In an interview with GQ Hype, Carmichael talked about the current comedic scene and its problem with “wokeness.” “I actually f-ck with them, and f-ck all those comedians that are going so hard against them,” said Carmichael. The 35-year-old, who came out as gay in his HBO special Rothaniel, offered perspective on the controversy involving fellow comedian, Dave Chappelle.

Chappelle, do you know what comes up when you Google your name, bro? That’s the legacy? Your legacy is a bunch of opinions on trans sh-t? It’s an odd hill to die on.

Jerrod continued, saying that if Chappelle wants that to be his legacy, then that’s his prerogative. This isn’t the first time he’s criticized Chappelle. In an interview with Hot 97, he referred to Chappelle’s multiple specials “about other people’s sh-t.”

Comedy’s Acknowledgement Of Changing Times

While Jerrod may be one amongst the few people willing to defend the  sensibilities of the young, other comedians expressed willingness to change. On The Joe Budden Podcast, Katt Williams said he doesn’t believe cancel culture is real. He continued, saying if being not offending people impacts your ability to be funny, then “it probably ain’t for you.” Long time critic of Generations Y and Z, Bill Maher, interviewed Nikki Glaser on his show. Glaser said she has no problem apologizing for hurting people’s feelings. She said, “I don’t like to offend people. It’s really not fun for me.” When Maher objected to this, she reiterated her point. When it comes to the concept of cancel culture, Jerrod said,  “These grown men are fine.”

I think, a lot of times, people who offer nothing truthful or meaningful about themselves then complain about society at large and create this boogeyman. It’s like, listen, that’s the most urgent thing in your life? God bless you. I’m tired of hearing it.

However, for every person critical of certain comedians, there are people who are happy to support them. There is no solution to call out or cancel culture in sight. However, whether comedians feel they’re being silenced or not, both sides are using their platform to air their opinions on the matter.

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