Jon Stewart says Dave Chappelle Netflix controversy a result of 'miscommunication,' comic 'not a hurtful guy'

Netflix公司 employees staged a walkout on Wednesday after previously taking to social media and issuing internal memos to the streamer’s co-CEO Ted Sarandos, calling for the comedy offering to be removed from the platform after many felt Chappelle made jokes negatively impacting the transgender community.

That’s a different element but I know he’s one of my favorite people on the planet and he’s just a good, decent… – you know, if there is any miscommunication, I’m sure that – I love that dude, like as a person,” 斯图尔特, 58, 告诉 TMZ Thursday on Capitol Hill.

He’s warm and wise and all those things,” 添加 “The Problem with Jon Stewart” 主办, who was in Washington D.C. to lobby for approval of medical bills to military veterans exposed to toxic burn pits. 前者 “Daily Showcornerstone discussed the issue on a recent episode of his Apple TV+ series.

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乔恩·斯图尔特, 对, defended Dave Chappelle after many called for the comedian to be canceled following his remarks on the Netfliix stand-up special, ‘The Closer.’

乔恩·斯图尔特, 对, defended Dave Chappelle after many called for the comedian to be canceled following his remarks on the Netfliix stand-up special, ‘The Closer.’ (照片由斯蒂芬·J. 科恩)

Protesters on Wednesday held signs outside of a Netflix office building in Los Angeles, California with the phrasesTrans lives matter” 和 “Transphobia is not a joke” 除其他外.

Asked if he felt it was a promising idea for Chappelle to agree to a sit-down with enraged Netflix employees, Stewart said why not if it leads to open dialogue between the funnyman and those who felt slighted by Chappelle’s jokes.

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“看, if this spurs a conversation where people get more on the same page in terms of understanding that’d be great but I know his intention is never hurtful – like, he’s just not that kind of person,” Stewart explained in his defense of theSticks and Stonesorator, 48.

And if it is [hurtful], it’s certainly unintentional,” Stewart pressed. “He’s really – he’s a good man.

Dave Briggs holds a placard as he attends a rally in support of the Netflix transgender employee walkout ‘Stand Up in Solidarity’ to protest the streaming of comedian Dave Chappelle's new comedy special, 在洛杉矶, 加利福尼亚州, 我们. 十月 20 2021.

Dave Briggs holds a placard as he attends a rally in support of the Netflix transgender employee walkout ‘Stand Up in Solidarity’ to protest the streaming of comedian Dave Chappelle’s new comedy special, 在洛杉矶, 加利福尼亚州, 我们. 十月 20 2021. (路透社/马里奥·安佐尼)

与此同时, amid cries from detractors to cancel Chappelle for his controversial remarks, the comedian just played to a sold-out crowd in London on the night of the Netflix employee walkout.

根据 品种, Chappelle told comedy-goers he plans to take “更近的人” on the road if it gets pulled from Netflix. Attendees claimed Chappelle said he would screen the special in 10 cities across the U.S.

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One person reportedly told the outlet that Chappelle did mention that the protest taking place in Los Angeleswasn’t favorable” 为了他. Another said the entertainer seemedbaffledby the transphobia and homophobia accusations made against him.

Podcast host and commentator Joe Rogan also went to bat for Chappelle amid the uproar and said the jokes arein no way transphobic.

Jon Stewart said his pal Dave Chappelle is ‘not that kind of person’ when asked about the comedian's jokes on his Netflix special, ‘The Closer,’ which many called transphobic.

Jon Stewart said his pal Dave Chappelle is ‘not that kind of person’ when asked about the comedian’s jokes on his Netflix special, ‘The Closer,’ which many called transphobic. (照片由斯蒂芬·J. 科恩)

On Tuesday’s installment of “乔·罗根经历,” Rogan revealed he and Chappelle havetexted back and forthabout the Netflix drama and that he’sriding out the storm.

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