Comedian Dave Chappelle is at it again, this time triggering the wokies by speaking about Kanye and Kanye’s comments on Jewish people.
recently appeared on SNL for an episode that the show’s woke writers refused to work on (and so was one of the first funny episodes in a long time).
In the episode, Chappelle shocked audiences with his jokes and comments, which covered everything from Trump to Kanye and his comments about Jewish people.
Chappelle’s most controversial part of his monologue when he commented on Kanye, who he said lost $1.5 billion “in a day” for criticizing the Jews and speaking out about Jewish overrepresentation in certain industries. Commenting on that during his monologue, Chappelle narrowly threaded the line of what would get him cancelled and what would be treated by most as just funny, saying:
“I learned that there are two words in the English language that you should never say together in sequence. And those words are ‘the’ and ‘Jews.'”
Continuing, Chappelle went on to say that it’s a game of ‘perception’. In his words, “If they’re black, it’s a gang. If they’re Italian, it’s a mob. If they’re Jewish, it’s a coincidence and you should neeeever speak about it.“
Watch that here:
And that wasn’t all that Chappelle had to say. Speaking on the same subject, he also said:
“I denounce antisemitism in all its forms, and I stand with my friends in the Jewish community. And that, Kanye, is how you buy yourself some time.”
Also during the episode, Chappelle said that he could see how West would “adopt the delusion that the Jews run show business.” Continuing, he said that it’s “not a crazy thing to think – but it’s a crazy thing to say out loud in a climate like this.”
Adding to that, Chappelle then said “I know the Jewish people have been through terrible things all over the world, but you can’t blame that on Black Americans. You just can’t.”
Ending his monologue, Chappelle blasted the current climate and how difficult it has made joke telling, saying “it shouldn’t be this scary to talk about anything, it makes my job incredibly difficult.”
But he wasn’t cowed by it. Ending on a joke referencing his earlier “you just can’t say it” type comments, Chappelle joked “I hope they don’t take anything away from me,” he said. “Whoever they are.”
This isn’t the first time that Chappelle has made some risky jokes as of late. He also found himself under fire over the summer for making some comments about gender and transgender people that would have been treated as common knowledge in the not so distant past, saying, in his Netflix special:
“Gender is a fact. Every human being in this room, every human being on Earth, had to pass through the legs of a woman to be on Earth. This is a fact.”