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Dave Chappelle’s alma mater to name theater after star despite ‘Closer’ backlash: ‘Stand behind our decision’

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They reportedly expected him to apologize following the backlash Chappelle received for jokes he made about the transgender community in his "Closer" special.  The Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C...

Bill Maher, Chris Cuomo clash on Dave Chappelle’s Netflix special: It isn’t ‘transphobic’

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Critics decried Chappelle as "transphobic" over remarks he made in "The Closer" supporting J.K. Rowling in that gender is based in fact, declaring himself on "team TERF" (trans-exclusionary radical feminist), causing...

Dave Chappelle’s Netflix special should be pulled, Alyssa Milano says after DC protest

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The 48-year-old actress and activist was walking outside in D.C. Tuesday when a photographer asked her some questions about her recent arrest while advocating for voting rights. Specifically, he asked her if getting ...

Vanity Fair critic accuses Netflix of ‘gaslighting us’ on Dave Chappelle’s ‘transphobic’ special

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The streaming giant has stood by Chappelle's "The Closer," which critics including Saraiya have decried as "transphobic" over remarks he made supporting J.K. Rowling in that gender is based in fact, declaring himself...

Damon Wayans on Dave Chappelle’s controversial Netflix special, standing up to ‘PC culture’: ‘He’s Van Gogh’

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"I feel like Dave freed the slaves — the comedians," the "Major Payne" actor, 61, told TMZ of Chappelle’s controversial Netflix special during a brief exchange at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Monday. "W...

Trans showrunner Jaclyn Moore ‘won’t work’ for Netflix again because of Dave Chappelle’s comments

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Moore, who identifies as a transwoman, took to Twitter and Instagram on Wednesday night to explain her stance.  "After the Chappelle special, I can’t do this anymore. I won’t work for @netflix again as long as they k...

Jaclyn Moore of ‘Dear White People’ boycotts Netflix over Dave Chappelle’s anti-transgender jokes

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Jaclyn Moore, writer and showrunner on the series "Dear White People" and the upcoming reboot of "Queer as Folk," is boycotting Netflix after the streaming service released Dave Chappelle's latest stand-up special, ...

Paul Mooney, ‘Bamboozled’ and ‘Chappelle’s Show’ actor and comedian, has died

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Paul Mooney, the actor-comedian famous for starring on "Chappelle's Show" and "Bamboozled," has died at 79, a rep for the actor, Cassandra Williams, told The Hollywood Reporter. Mooney's daughter, Spring Mooney also...

Dave Chappelle says Netflix removed ‘Chappelle’s Show’ from service at his request

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"Chappelle's Show" is no longer on Netflix, and Dave Chappelle is happy about it. The comedian on Tuesday opened up in a video posted to Instagram about the streaming service's move, which he says came at his reque...