After Dave Chappelle’s Netflix special “The Closer” dropped that had habitually offended Americans in a tailspin, Jon Stewart rushed to his defense. Shouldn’t be necessary for celebrities to vouch for each other’s character, but he had some pretty nice things to say about the arguable GOAT of comedy.
— New York Post (@nypost) October 22, 2021
“I know he’s one of my favorite people on the planet and he’s just a good, decent (guy), if there is any miscommunication, I’m sure that — I love that dude as a person,” Stewart said Thursday to TMZ.
He didn’t stop there. Stewart mentioned Chappelle’s “warmth” and claimed the comedian “may spark more important conversations.”
“He’s warm and wise and all those things,” he said. “If this spurs a conversation where people get more on the same page in terms of understanding that’d be great but I know his intention is never hurtful — like, he’s just not that kind of person.”
“And if it is hurtful, it’s certainly unintentional — he’s a really good man,” Stewart concluded.
Intent should be all that matters, so why isn’t it?
Before we decide whether or not a conversation needs to be had or if there’s a “miscommunication”, shouldn’t be first acknowledge intent? Because right now Jon Stewart is making accurate claims that can be backed up from any source that knows Dave Chappelle personally yet there’ll be zero impact on the intensity of our woke media.
So, why is that?
Look no further than the fact that the offended aren’t looking to understand the other side better. Our media is trying to rid America of white men in power or any man that offends any given person. Everyone should just stop what they’re doing if it bothers a stranger. They believe a comic willing to poke fun of the LGBTQ community is not an ally because they levitate above the rest of us. In order for you to live a safe life out the crosshairs of our media, you must first put our LGBTQ community’s feelings above the lives of other minorities in this country. That’s right — their feelings should change your behavior, however losing lives is far less important to them.
And that’s the whole point of Dave Chappelle’s special. He pointed out that the trans community is making this much noise while the black community, he felt has been underserved for year, remained silenced. The best they got were black squares for 12 hours on Instagram.
Chappelle’s character doesn’t actually matter to the LGBTQ community because what an individual does tangibly, doesn’t matter. Whether or not a person is beneficial to the coverage of that community is where their focus resides. Props to Jon Stewart for defending his friend, but it’s time we get down to the real problem here: Allowing communities to cry wolf using bully tactics is not okay. Luckily for humanity, Chappelle isn’t going anywhere.
Author: Gary Sheffield, Jr
Source: Outkick: JON STEWART COMES TO DEFENSE OF DAVE CHAPPELLE: ‘HE’S A GOOD MAN’