'We like Dave': Pro-Dave Chappelle protesters counter anti-Netflix trans activists

Trans activists and some Netflix employees held a protest against comedian Dave Chappelle, only for a group of pro-Chappelle counter protesters to show up.

'We like Dave': Pro-Dave Chappelle protesters counter anti-Netflix trans activists
Twitter / TheRecount
Remove Ads

Netflix employees and activists gathered to protest the Netflix co-CEO's support (and then reconsideration of the support) for Dave Chappelle's stand-up special The Closer, providing a list of demands to the company, including:

  • Acknowledge the harm and Netflix’s responsibility for this harm from transphobic content, and in particular harm to the Black trans community;
  • Eliminate references/imagery of transphobic titles or talent inside of the workplace, including but not limited to murals, posters, room names, swag

In response, supporters of the comedian showed up chanting phrases such as “jokes are funny” and “we like jokes.”

One of the Chappelle supporters held a sign that said “we like Dave,” only for it to then be aggressively taken from him, with protesters subsequently screaming in his face and claiming that his now sign-less pole was a weapon:

Other activists explained how Chappelle's special promotes “discrimination and hate-conversation”:

Remove Ads
Remove Ads

  • By Ezra Levant

Save the Truck!

Toronto Police are investigating Rebel News for hate speech. A conviction could see Ezra Levant jailed for two years -- please help us fight back!

Take Action

Don't Get Censored

Big Tech is censoring us. Sign up so we can always stay in touch.

Remove Ads