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Understanding the Dave Chappelle Controversy


Legendary comedian Dave Chappelle has come under fire for transphobia in his latest Netflix special, “The Closer.” Detractors point out Chappelle has a history of making discriminatory remarks, while his defenders say he’s just starting a conversation about free speech. Netflix is currently supporting him, with co-CEO Ted Sarandos saying, “content on screen doesn’t directly translate to real-world harm,” but trans employees and allies at the streaming service are planning a walk-out on Oct 20.

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