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Patteeu Memorial Political Forum>Dave Chapelle's "The Closer": He Fucking Roasts Everyone
AdolfOliverBush 11:30 AM 10-12-2021
Of course comedy is subjective, but I loved it. Chappelle absolutely does not give a rat's ass about backlash for his words. Comedy should be without limits. I think even us maniacs in CPDC who watch it will mostly give it a thumbs up.

Netflix chief Ted Sarandos defends controversial Dave Chappelle special in staff memo: Reports
Jenna Ryu
USA TODAY

Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos is defending his decision to keep comedian Dave Chappelle's controversial special "The Closer" on the streaming service.

In a Friday staff memo obtained by Variety and The Verge, Sarandos pledged Netflix's commitment to the special, despite backlash about the comedian's transphobic comments. "Chappelle is one of the most popular stand-up comedians today, and we have a long standing deal with him," Sarandos wrote in Chappelle's defense.

He continued: "As with our other talent, we work hard to support their creative freedom – even though this means there will always be content on Netflix some people believe is harmful, like 'Cuties,' '365 Days,' '13 Reasons Why,' or 'My Unorthodox Life.' "

Chappelle drew criticism for his comments in the special about the transgender community, including his defense of author J. K. Rowling, who previously conflated sex with gender and defended ideas suggesting that changing one's biological sex was a threat to her own gender identity.

"They canceled J.K. Rowling – my God," Chappelle said. "Effectually she said gender was a fact, the trans community got mad as (expletive), they started calling her a TERF… I'm Team TERF. I agree. I agree, man. Gender is a fact."

TERF is an acronym that stands for "trans exclusionary radical feminists" and describes feminists who are transphobic.

In the memo, Sarandos used Chappelle's previous special "Sticks & Stones" as an example, writing that it was also "controversial" and "our most watched, stickiest, and most award winning stand-up special to date."

USA TODAY has reached out to Netflix for comment.

Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos defended comedian Dave Chappelle's controversial comedy special, "The Closer." Sarandos also said Netflix doesn't believe that "The Closer" promotes hate speech.

"Several of you have also asked where we draw the line on hate. We don’t allow titles on Netflix that are designed to incite hate or violence, and we don’t believe 'The Closer' crosses that line," he said.

"I recognize, however, that distinguishing between commentary and harm is hard, especially with stand-up comedy which exists to push boundaries. Some people find the art of stand-up to be mean-spirited but our members enjoy it, and it’s an important part of our content offering."

"The Closer," the sixth installment in the comedian's Netflix deal, which the "Chappelle's Show" comedian describes as "his last special for a minute," includes tongue-in-cheek jokes about race, the coronavirus pandemic and negotiating "the release of DaBaby" after the rapper's homophobic comments.

Many on social media slammed Chappelle and the streaming platform, including writer Jaclyn Moore, who also serves as showrunner for Netflix's "Dear White People."

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"I've been thrown against walls because, 'I'm not a "real" woman,' " Moore, who is transgender, tweeted. "I've had beer bottles thrown at me. So, @Netflix, I'm done."

Advocacy group GLAAD responded to the memo Monday.

“Netflix has a policy that content ‘designed to incite hate or violence’ is not allowed on the platform, but we all know that anti-LGBTQ content does exactly that," GLAAD said in a statement. "While Netflix is home to groundbreaking LGBTQ stories, now is the time for Netflix execs to listen to LGBTQ employees, industry leaders, and audiences and commit to living up to their own standards.”

Last week, the group tweeted that Chappelle's brand "has become synonymous with ridiculing trans people and other marginalized communities."

https://www.usatoday.com/story/enter...ts/6094754001/
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AdolfOliverBush 11:50 AM 10-21-2021
Originally Posted by GloryDayz:
So comedians aren't OK unless they're either politically motivated, on the edge/over the line of political correctness, or both?
It's completely subjective. Personally, my favorite comedians have always been "dirty", for lack of a better term. Carlin, Pryor, etc.

It takes more than being non-PC to be funny, of course. It's not like I've never laughed at a Seinfeld joke, and he's obviously extraordinarily successful. I respect his comedy, it's just not my preferred style.
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Spott 11:51 AM 10-21-2021
People without senses of humor suck ass. Going through life not being able to laugh at anything has to be a miserable existence.
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mkp785 12:04 PM 10-21-2021
Originally Posted by Spott:
People without senses of humor suck ass. Going through life not being able to laugh at anything has to be a miserable existence.
Coming from the party that whines about Jon Stewart, and Stephen Colbert and SNL.
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chiefzilla1501 12:07 PM 10-21-2021
Originally Posted by Baby Lee:
What then would you identify as the primary impediment to realizing commonality?
Ive said before that the silent majority too often gets pulled into conforming to the extremes... These days it's often in solidarity because they are extremely opposed to the opposite alternative. They'd rather agree with being woke than align themselves with racists.

Which opens up another can of worms. Most people accused of being racist are not racist (that is a woke accusation). Most people accused of being sjw are not as woke as you think. But we continue to lump in the middle with these extremes so these groups seem way bigger than they are.

Ive said before that's the reason you wind up with these bland establishment candidates like Biden. Because not standing for anything seems more popular than freaking out over everything.
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mr. tegu 12:09 PM 10-21-2021
The trans community and its virtue signalers need to create chaos as much as possible. Their identities are tied to “doing something” and finding enemies so it’s imperative that they create these enemies or else they risk the realization that who they are and stand for or up against is nothing like what they envision in their minds. I don’t necessarily believe this happens at the conscious level though for many of them.
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Prison Bitch 12:11 PM 10-21-2021
I said Chappelle was a fraud in my review. “Stop punching down at me” he cried to the LGBT like a little bitch at the end.

What’s he doing now? Punching down on whitey, as his defense mechanism. He can eat shit.
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staylor26 12:12 PM 10-21-2021
Originally Posted by mkp785:
Coming from the party that whines about Jon Stewart, and Stephen Colbert and SNL.
None of which are remotely funny. The complaining isn’t because anybody finds their comedy offensive, it’s because it purely political, biased, and unfunny content.
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AdolfOliverBush 12:12 PM 10-21-2021
Originally Posted by mkp785:
Coming from the party that whines about Jon Stewart, and Stephen Colbert and SNL.
There are plenty of people all over the political spectrum with a shitty sense of humor, and there are garbage comedians who appeal to those people. Larry the Cable Guy, Dane Cook, and Jeff Dunham come to mind as examples. They are/were very popular, but were always terrible.
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mkp785 12:24 PM 10-21-2021
Originally Posted by staylor26:
None of which are remotely funny. The complaining isn’t because anybody finds their comedy offensive, it’s because it purely political, biased, and unfunny content.
Yet somehow I bet you love the "zingers" Greg Gutfeld makes on his late night show. Since he's the only mainstream RW on late night TV.
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mkp785 12:27 PM 10-21-2021
Originally Posted by AdolfOliverBush:
There are plenty of people all over the political spectrum with a shitty sense of humor, and there are garbage comedians who appeal to those people. Larry the Cable Guy, Dane Cook, and Jeff Dunham come to mind as examples. They are/were very popular, but were always terrible.
God Dane Cook was awful. I never understood Dunham either. Amazing those guys are millionaires now off crap comedy.
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BlackOp 12:30 PM 10-21-2021
I'm old fashioned...if I dont like something, I turn it off.

I dont demand they cater to my idealism....the dude is a comedian not an elected politician...he owes me nothing.

This generation of narcissistic, pampered asswipes think society revolves around them...it doesnt.
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NJChiefsFan27 01:13 PM 10-21-2021
Originally Posted by staylor26:
None of which are remotely funny. The complaining isn’t because anybody finds their comedy offensive, it’s because it purely political, biased, and unfunny content.
Translation: I don't like them because they make fun of conservatives.
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staylor26 01:17 PM 10-21-2021
Originally Posted by NJChiefsFan27:
Translation: I don't like them because they make fun of conservatives.
That’s not at all true.

By that logic, wouldn’t I have the same problem with Chappelle? I’ve made it very clear that I don’t have to agree with somebody to find them funny.

I don’t find their content funny.

Except for Colbert, he’s been really funny to laugh at lately with his dancing. Still cringe though.
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Baby Lee 01:19 PM 10-21-2021
Nobody cares who you don't like, or who you find unfunny, or who you don't watch.

We care who you demand be marginalized or defunded or given pariah status because you were unable to engage in the dynamic of consuming entertainment without your personal offense taking center stage.
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staylor26 01:19 PM 10-21-2021
Originally Posted by mkp785:
Yet somehow I bet you love the "zingers" Greg Gutfeld makes on his late night show. Since he's the only mainstream RW on late night TV.
I have no fucking clue who Greg Gutfeld is.
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