Hacks star Hannah Einbinder says Dave Chapelle “masterfully” cloaked anti-Semitism in SNL monologue

Chop Star and comedian Hannah Einbinder has voiced her criticism of Dave Chappelle over his controversial Saturday night live Monologue.

Chappelle opened the November 12 show with a rambling 15-minute monologue that focused primarily on Kanye West and his recent controversy over anti-Semitic remarks.

During the comedic address, Chappelle himself took the line of anti-Semitism, saying there were “a lot of Jews” in Hollywood and hinting that “they” could take his platform away from him.

Saying that West broke “the rules of perception,” Chappelle explained, “You know, the rules of perception. If they’re black, it’s a gang. If they’re Italian, it’s a mob. If you’re Jewish, that’s a coincidence and you should never talk about it.”

Taking to Instagram on Tuesday (November 15), Einbinder suggested that Chappelle “masterfully” woven anti-Semitism into his monologue. The Independent has reached out to Chappelle’s rep for comment.

“Yes, the Chappelle monologue was riddled with anti-Semitism,” the 27-year-old wrote in a statement shared with her story.

“He did it brilliantly. He used an ingenious technique: two truths and one lie.” Einbinder claimed Chappelle was able to share anti-Semitic conspiracy rhetoric by sandwiching it between “solid jokes” that she says she also “laughed.” have.


“No one laughing at the solid jokes would be willing to admit that there was anti-Semitism in that monologue, because that admission would then qualify them as an accomplice,” she said.

Einbinder went on to say that Chappelle and other “male comedians” who believe that “bigotry is just free speech” are seen as “hard truth tellers.”

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“I invited you to restate that narrative,” she concluded. “These men who tease marginalized groups are establishment thugs reinforcing the status quo … it’s the people speaking out *against* them who are telling the truth.”

Chappelle’s monologue was previously condemned by the national director of the Anti-Defamation League.

Hannah Einbinder and Dave Chappelle

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“We shouldn’t expect @DaveChappelle to serve as society’s moral compass, but it’s disturbing to see @nbcsnl not only normalize #antisemitism but popularize it,” Jonathan Greenblatt wrote on Twitter. “Why are Jewish sensibilities denied or belittled on almost every corner? Why does our trauma elicit applause?”

Chappelle has become a polarizing figure in recent years over jokes that critics called transphobic, which he didn’t address in his monologue.

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/dave-chapelle-snl-antisemitism-hannah-einbinder-hacks-b2226644.html Hacks star Hannah Einbinder says Dave Chapelle “masterfully” cloaked anti-Semitism in SNL monologue


JOE HERNANDEZ is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. JOE HERNANDEZ joined USTimeToday in 2022 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing joe@ustimetoday.com.

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