Patton Oswalt defends performing with Dave Chappelle after backlash over Netflix star's transgender comments

코미디언은 Instagram의 게시물에서 자신의 마지막 쇼를 진행하고 있다고 공유했습니다. 2021 시애틀의 한 장소에서 동료 스탠드업과 친구로부터 문자를 받았을 때, 샤펠. 분명히, they were performing next door to each other so Chappelle invited him to come do a drop-in set.

“왜 안 돼? I waved good-bye to this hell-year with a genius I started comedy with 34 여러 해 전에,” Oswalt wrote. “He works an arena like he’s talking to one person and charming their skin off. Anyway, I ended the year with a real friend and a deep laugh. Can’t ask for much more.

Oswalt’s fans were conflicted over his kind words toward Chappelle given that he faces backlash over comments he made in his recent comedy specialThe Closer.

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Patton Oswalt defended his friendship with Dave Chappelle.

Patton Oswalt defended his friendship with Dave Chappelle. (Araya Doheny/Getty Images/Netflix)

The comedian caught the ire of the LGBTQ+ community after the comedy special was released on Netflix in September. 그것에, Chappelle dedicates about a third of his time to discussing his past dealings with people in the transgender community getting offended by his jokes. He makes remarks 같은 “gender is a factand declares himselfteam TERF,” a term standing for trans-exclusionary radical feminist, in a lengthy defense of “해리 포터” 저자 J.K. 롤링.

His comments sparked a lot of backlash, including a walkout among Netflix employees and calls for his content to be pulled from the platform.

After the attention that his New Year’s Eve post received, Oswalt shared another post on New Year’s Day addressing the situation. In his new post, he noted that he and Chappelle “100% disagree about transgender rights & representation.” 하나, he noted that he does not believe his friend’s views on the matter are permanent.

I saw a friend I hadn’t seen in a long time this New Year’s Eve. We’ve known each other since we’re teens. He’s a fellow comedian, the funniest I’ve ever met,” Oswalt began his latest post. “I wanted to post a pic & an IG story about it — so I did. The friend is Dave Chappelle. Thirty four YEARS we’ve been friends.

WASHINGTON, DC - 구월 29:  Dave Chappelle takes questions from local press during a visit to his alma mater, the Duke Ellington School of the Arts on September 29, 2017 in 워싱턴C.DC(Photo by Shannon Finney/Getty Images)

워싱턴, DC – 구월 29: Dave Chappelle takes questions from local press during a visit to his alma mater, the Duke Ellington School of the Arts on September 29, 2017 워싱턴, DC. (Photo by Shannon Finney/Getty Images) (Photo by Shannon Finney)

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그는 덧붙였다: “He’s refocused and refined ideas a lot of us took as settled about race & 역사 & Life On Planet Earth and spun them around with a phrase or punchline. We’ve done bad & good gigs, open mikes & TV tapings.

After defending his longtime friendship with Chappelle, Oswalt tried to put the controversy he is facing in context and explained why he won’t cancel him from his life.

We also 100% disagree about transgender rights & representation. I support trans peoples’ rights — ANYONE’S rights — to live safely in the world as their fullest selves. For all the things he’s helped ME evolve on, I’ll always disagree with where he stands NOW on transgender issues,” 그가 썼어. “But I also don’t believe a seeker like him is done evolving, 배우기. You know someone that long, see the struggles and changes, it’s impossible to cut them off.

The 52-year-old stand-up performer went on to discuss 문화를 취소하다 일반적으로, revealing that he’s cut friends out of his life with whom he couldn’t agree. 지금, he wonders if that negative reception only made them dig their heels in more and double down on bad decisions.

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - 십일월 08: Patton Oswalt attends the 33rd American Cinematheque Award Presentation Honoring Charlize Theron at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 08, 2019 비벌리 힐스캘리포니아ifornia. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage)

BEVERLY HILLS, 캘리포니아 – 십일월 08: Patton Oswalt attends the 33rd American Cinematheque Award Presentation Honoring Charlize Theron at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 08, 2019 비벌리 힐스에서, 캘리포니아. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage) (Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage)

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I’m an LGBTQ ally. I’m a loyal friend. There’s friction in those traits that I need to reconcile myself, and not let cause feels of betrayal in ANYONE else. And I’m sorry, truly sorry, that I didn’t consider the hurt this would cause,” 그는 결론을 내렸다. “Or the DEPTH of that hurt. I’ve been messaging a lot on IG today, and the back and forth has really helped guide me in the writing of this.

Despite the backlash that Chappelle received, particularly from Netflix employees, the streaming platform announced in December that he will take part in a new 11-day stand-up comedy festival titled “넷플릭스는 농담이다: 축제,” 로스앤젤레스에서 130 예술가들.

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