Is Dave Chappelle Right And LGBTQ Can Be The Feared Gay Mafia?
When Dave Chappell came out with his Netflix special "The Closer", the LGBTQ+ community was taken aback by the large amount of transphobic content. Everyone from GLAAD to The National Black Justice Coalition called for Netflix to remove the special. On Thursday, the comedian spoke to his sold-out Hollywood Bowl crowd saying, "If this is what being canceled is like, I love it!" The line about being canceled received “rapturous applause” from the audience, which included celebrities like Brad Pitt, Tiffany Haddish, Donnell Rawlings and others. Terra Fied, a transgender Netflix employee tweeted that the community wasn't offended, but that "What we object to is the harm that content like this does to the trans community (especially trans people of color) and VERY specifically Black trans women. People who look like me aren't being killed. I'm a white woman, I get to worry about Starbucks writing "Tara" on my drink." Terra has since been suspended by Netflix because of the tweet.