Dave Chappelle visits his old high school and gets called a bigot

Famous comedians and millionaires Dave Chappelle visited his alma mater to talk to some students, and it didn’t go well.

He participated in Q&A at DC’s Duke Ellington School of the Arts with about 580 students and a handful of staff, according to Politico. He talked about his special Closer and some of the backlash he received for his anti-transgender comments in it.

In true Chappelle style, he is unrepentant and sometimes mean to the students at the start of the event. A student came up to the mic and said that the comedian was a “recalcitrant” person, and that “I’m 16 years old and I think you’re childish, you handle it like a kid.” Chappelle responded with the same tone he used earlier in the face of criticism for his special someone.

“My friend, with all due respect, I don’t believe you can make one of those decisions I have to make on a given day.”

About eight students questioned Chappelle during the event.

Another student asked him an opposing question and he responded by talking about how great he was. “I am better than all musicians, artists, no matter what art you do in this school, right now, I am better than all of you. I’m sure that will change. I’m sure you will soon become household names,” he told the students.

He also uses the word n, when someone says “your comedy kills people.” “N—— killed every day.” Then he said, “The media isn’t here, is it?”

The use of that word annoyed one of the parents in the audience.

“As a parent, I have to say I have a real problem. … He is very serious and uses the n word in his resume. What judgment does the school show to allow such a thing? ” When Politico asked a Chappelle spokesperson about using that word, to which they replied “…If anything, Dave is putting schools on the map.”

The controversial star is said to have laughed at the children asking questions and making jokes. When a student left, he taunted her for it. One student said they felt Chappelle was exploiting an unfair power dynamic by talking to the kids and forcing them to keep their phones in their pockets.

However, Chappelle’s demeanor changed as the event unfolded. He talked about how some students received death threats for supporting him.

“His whole voice changed,” said one student. “He said, ‘This is my family and whether they know it or not, I love these kids. … I don’t want to hear about any threat to these children. These kids don’t deserve it. ‘”

A spokesman for Chappelle said he was expecting forgiveness from the students and that he was not there to apologize.

He also gave out tickets to his documentary and about 600 meals to the school.

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TaraSubramaniam is a Interreviewed U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. TaraSubramaniam joined Interreviewed in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: tarasubramaniam@interreviewed.com.

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