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thenewgreen  ·  991 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Netflix employees walk out to protest Dave Chappelle’s special.

All I’m saying is if you’re going to criticize art, or have a strong opinion about it; you should have experienced it, first hand. Especially in this day and age when all cable media outlets are looking for bombast to spew. Context matters. I know nothing about Uneasy Rider 88, for all I know at the end the guy starting the fight realizes the error of his ways. I have no clue. Would you write a ‘bl00’s review about a book you didn’t read?

You mention in a comment that you’re not a fan of standup. I also have to wonder, how many people that genuinely love standup and watched the special are incensed? Much standup can be offensive.

Chapelle makes this point in the special. Often, when he’s painted as a transphobic comic, it’s from an article that was written 20 years ago that misquotes a show he did in SF. He states that without fail it’s recycled again and again and that it’s inaccurate.

As someone that has a little experience dealing with media, this isn’t surprising. Accuracy is no longer the goal. Clicks are.

But, for those that actually watched and found it transphobic, I respect that viewpoint. I really would enjoy watching it with Q.