Friday, October 08, 2021
'If this is what being canceled is like, I love it': Dave Chappelle gets standing ovation at biopic premiere in LA after sparking controversy by backing JK Rowling in transgender spat The comic, 48, was met with thunderous applause Thursday during a speech where he criticized 'cancel culture' before a screening of a film about his life 'If this is what being canceled is like, I love it,' the 48-year-old funnyman said Thursday night to a star-studded audience at Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl The comedian is currently facing backlash from the LGBTQ community for making remarks in his latest Netflix special which some have called transphobic In the stand-up special Chapelle joked about JK Rowling's 2019 statement that transgender women were not actually women and were a threat to her identity 'I agree. I agree, man,' Chappelle says in the special Angry LGBTQ advocates are calling on the streaming service to pull the show
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