He’s also going to equally piss off a lot non-hardcore MiJac fans due to fact that in his new routine he’s flat-out rejecting claims made by the accusers.
In “Sticks & Stones,” the new comedy special, Chappelle not only speaks on Jackson, but the associated subject of celebrity cancel culture. He got into that by defending MJ, saying he doesn’t believe Wade Robson and James Safechuck, the late singer’s two accusers.
“I don’t believe these motherf***ers,” Chappelle says after describing part of their allegations in the HBO documentary “Leaving Neverland” in graphic detail, calling the scenario “gross.”
Here’s more via TMZ:
Chappelle doesn’t get into exactly why he doesn’t believe them, but he does jokingly note that he’s a classic “victim-blamer” … saying that if he’d heard Michael molested the kids, he’d wonder … “Well, what were those kids wearing at the time?”
Dave goes on to joke … IF Michael did in fact sexually abuse Wade and James, they should’ve felt honored and used it as bragging rights.
He also cracks … “I know it seems harsh, but somebody’s gotta teach these kids — no such thing as a free trip to Hawaii. He’s going to want to look at your butthole or something.” Dave used a similar premise to joke about MJ in 2004, almost beat for beat.
Dave touched on A LOT of other topics pertaining to cancel culture (there’s no shortage of content these days) … taking time to defend Kevin Hart’s LGBTQ moment ahead of the Oscars this year, going to bat for Louis C.K. again … and addressing R. Kelly.
You may or may not remember, but Dream Hampton, the creative force behind the Lifetime docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly,” told the media that Dave had refused to participate in her project. Well, he’s speaking out on that, too.
He says Hampton casually asked him about appearing on “Surviving” one time and never asked again. He sdays he never gave it another thought … until he found out she was bringing up his name to the media in a way that gave the impression he was hiding from the controversy.
Dave says she’s full of it ’cause the reason he didn’t want to deal with it is because, “I don’t know this n**** at all.”
Well, there it is.