It was the comic’s first public comments since displaying assist for JK Rowling after weighing in on the author’s comments in regards to the transgender group.
During his newly launched standup particular The Closer, the 48-year-old mentioned he “agrees” that “gender is a fact”, as he mentioned how the Harry Potter writer had been branded a “Terf” (Trans-exclusionary radical feminist).
“They cancelled JK Rowling. My god,” Chappelle mentioned throughout his set. “Effectually she said gender was a fact, the trans community got mad as s***, they started calling her a Terf… I’m Team Terf. I agree. I agree, man. Gender is a fact.”
The Half Baked actor claimed he doesn’t have any challenge with the trans group, nor does he assume “trans women aren’t women”.
“I am just saying that those p****** that they got, you know what I mean?” he mentioned. “I’m not saying it’s not p****, but it’s Beyond P**** or Impossible P*****. It tastes like pussy, but that’s not quite what it is, is it? That’s not blood. That’s beet juice.”
His comments have been broadly condemned on social media. During a dwell efficiency and screening of his documentary on Thursday (8 October), he addressed the backlash earlier than showing to double down on his comments.
At the Hollywood Bowl, Chapelle reportedly mentioned: “If this is what being canceled is like, I love it.” He added : “F*** Twitter. F*** NBC News, ABC News, all these stupid a** networks. I’m not talking to them. I’m talking to you. This is real life.”
The Independent has contacted Chappelle’s representatives for remark.
In 2020, Rowling became embroiled in a trans row when she mocked a headline that included the inclusive phrase “people who menstruate”.
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She commented: “’People who menstruate’. I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud?”
She has since spoken out on the subject of transgender rights a number of instances, and wrote an essay on the difficulty that was criticised by LGBTQ activists and Harry Potter stars together with Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson.
The Closer, which is anticipated to be Chappelle’s final particular, was launched on Netflix on Tuesday 5 October.