Oct 26, 2021

Chappelle slams cancel culture amid Netflix transgender furore

US comedian Dave Chappelle, whose latest Netflix special has sparked a transgender backlash, has hit back at those he says want to "Cancel" him. Critics have taken offence at Chappelle's Netflix special, The Closer, in which he says "Gender is a fact" and that LGBT people are "Too sensitive". "It's been said in the press that I was invited to speak to transgender employees at Netflix and I refused," Chappelle, 48, told the audience. Last week Netflix reported record subscriber numbers of 213.5 million globally. "Today, not a film company, not a movie studio, not a film festival... will touch this film," he said, calling on people to see his new film and decide "Am I cancelled or not?".

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