Dave Chappelle delivers a controversial SNL monologue that jokes about the Jewish community and Kanye West
Dave Chappelle kicked his out Saturday night live Hosting gig with a lengthy monologue about Kanye West and anti-Semitism.
Still, he failed to mention the controversy he garnered for telling jokes about transgender people.
“I wanted to read a statement I prepared,” Chappelle began. “I reject anti-Semitism in all its forms and stand by my friends in the Jewish community. And so, Kanye, you buy yourself some time.
“I’ve been doing this for 35 years. Two words in the English language you should never say – “The” and “Jews”. No one does good after saying that.”
West recently threatened to go “death scam 3 against JEWISH PEOPLE” before doubling down on a series of anti-Semitic statements.
While poking fun at West’s comments about the Jewish community, Chappelle walked a fine line himself, saying, “I was in Hollywood and I saw this: there are a lot of Jews. That is much. But that doesn’t mean anything. There are a lot of black people in Ferguson, Missouri, but that doesn’t mean we run the place.”
He continued to make risqué comments about the Jewish community, saying, “If they’re black, it’s a gang. If they’re Italian, it’s a mob. But if they are Jewish, that is coincidence and should never be spoken about.”
After speaking about NBA star Kyrie Irving’s own anti-Semitism controversy, Chappelle added, “I know the Jewish people around the world have been through terrible things, but you can’t blame black Americans for that.”
Chappelle has become a polarizing figure in recent years thanks to his recent stand-up specials, which critics have dubbed transphobic.
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A report suggested so SNL Writers boycotted the show over Chappelle’s hosting, but the comedian’s rep said there was “no evidence” of it.
Backlash over Chappelle’s comments about trans people has previously led to venues canceling planned stand-up performances. Earlier this year, plans to name a high school theater in Chappelle’s honor were scrapped at the comedian’s request after an outcry from students.
Nevertheless, Chappelle continued to tour extensively, and his special The nearer was recently nominated for an Emmy.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/snl-dave-chappelle-kanye-west-antisemitism-b2223996.html Dave Chappelle delivers a controversial SNL monologue that jokes about the Jewish community and Kanye West