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Caitlyn Jenner Throws Weight Behind Dave Chappelle, Says Cancel Culture Is Taking Over

Caitlyn Jenner has defended comedian Dave Chappelle following backlash over his perceived transphobic comments in the special “The Closer.”

Caitlyn Jenner Defends Dave Chappelle Says Cancel Culture Is Taking Over
Caitlyn Jenner and Dave Chappelle

The former “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star was responding to a video Chappelle, 48, shared on his Instagram page in which the comic claimed that corporate interests were trying to stifle his freedom of expression.

“Dave Chappelle is 100% right,” the 72-year-old gold medalist tweeted. “This isn’t about the LGBTQ movement. It’s about waking cancel culture run amok, trying to silence free speech.”

Jenner added, “We must never yield or bow to those who wish to stop us from speaking our minds.”

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Meanwhile, Piers Morgan, a staunch critic of “cancel culture,” also applauded Jenner for her statement on Twitter.

Jenner joins other high-profile Chappelle defenders, including Jon Stewart, Damon Wayans, and transgender comedian Flame Monroe.

In “The Closer”, which premiered this month on Netflix, Chappelle made several jokes that targeted the LGBTQ community, particularly transgender people. Chappelle said “Gender is a fact” and  LGBTQ people are “too sensitive”.

The streamer has since faced mounting criticism from viewers and employees over providing a platform for anti-LGBTQ views.

Recent reports also reveal that Chappelle’s upcoming documentary about his summer 2020 comedy tour, titled “Untitled”, has been excluded from film festivals because of the backlash against “The Closer”.

 

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Charis Ebiaghian

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