Leftists are raging over social media after comedian Dave Chappelle was nominated for an Emmy award for his Netflix stand up special The Closer ..
In spite of months of harassment by far-left LGBTQ activists and others, Dave Chappelle’s The Nearer received not just one nomination in the category of outstanding prerecorded varieties special or direction of a varietal special categories, but both.
— Television Academy (@TelevisionAcad) July 12, 2022
During this special, Chappelle mocked the radical elements of transgender movements, starting with its removal of J.K. Rowling and insisting that society comply to their demands.
An intense backlash followed, with Netflix workers staging walkouts and being called a “transphobe” by the media. However, Chappelle persevered and those who had protested the special are outraged to learn that the Emmys nominated him for a nomination.
Dave Chappelle receiving Emmy nominations for his transphobic program is absolutely disgusting. Do better, TV Academy.
— Shannon O’Connor (@ShannonOConnor0) July 12, 2022
Tim Heidecker on Dave Chappelle: “I’m not going to spring a leader in the anti-trans movement” https://t.co/ku5OPTFuZy
— Marlow Stern (@MarlowNYC) July 12, 2022
— A.V. Club (@TheAVClub) July 12, 2022
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) July 12, 2022
— Consequence (@consequence) July 12, 2022
The Emmy nomination is after Dave Chappelle, woken by student protests over The Nearer . had declined to name a performing art theater at his high school. Chappelle revealed that instead of the Theater for Artistic Freedom and Expression, the theatre’s name would be changed during a dedication ceremony.
” These children didn’t realize that they were tools of artistic oppression.” Chappelle stated at the ceremony. “The more you say I can’t say something, the more urgent it is for me to say it.”
In the heat of the controversy, Chappelle held a Q&A with 600 students and was met with fierce criticism as they accused him of endangering transgender lives and handling criticism like a “child.” Though the school delayed the dedication ceremony, it did not back down from its decision to name the theater after Chappelle.
“While we appreciate Dave’s impromptu and spirited fundraising initiative, we stand behind our decision to honor the wishes of our co-founder, the late Peggy Cooper Cafritz, to name the theatre after Chappelle,” a statement from the school said at the time.. “All donations will go towards arts programming and every donor, irrespective of their support or opposition to the theater naming, will receive an official thank you from our team.”