Saturday, May 21, 2022

Don Lemon and Candace Owens Respond to Dave Chappelle Putting Them on Blast in New Comedy Special [VIDEO]

*Don Lemon and Candace Owens have responded to Dave Chappelle’s mention of them in his latest Netflix comedy special, “8:46,” where he also addressed George Floyd’s death. 

In the special, Chappelle called Lemon out, saying, “I’m watching Don Lemon… he says, ‘Where are all these celebrities. Why aren’t you talking?’ Does it matter about celebrity? No. This is the streets talking for themselves. They don’t need me right now.”

As it turns out, Lemon agrees with his remarks. 

“I’m actually honored to be memorialized in a Dave Chappelle special,” he told CNN about his reaction to Chapelle’s stand-up, per Complex. “What I will say is that I actually agree with Dave Chapelle. I agree—I think the establishment has been a bit behind… I think the young people who are out there in the street don’t really care what we have to say. They think that part of the world that we created and what we did, maybe we didn’t move fast enough, we weren’t strong enough. So they’re out there fighting.”

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He continued, “They said listen, we are tired of this happening. We tried to do it nicely, we tried to do it peacefully, we’ve tried to do all of these things and you’ve rejected it. So they’re not only speaking to the white people in this country but also to all of us, all of us in the establishment.”

“But I do think that this is not a moment for modesty. I think this is a moment that we should all be using our platforms to do whatever we can, and at least to show those young people and people out there that we support them. And it doesn’t mean taking all of the credit for it or speaking out for them. I think that they can do that on their own—I think that’s exactly right, that they need to know that people like Dave Chappelle, like me or whoever supports them. And that’s all they need to know.”

Lemon concluded with, “But the irony is that [Chappelle’s] special is called 8:46. He’s talking about this issue and I think it’s great. He’s using his platform to talk about this in the way that he can.”

Hear/watch him tell it via te clip above. 

Owens also responded to Chappelle putting her on blast over her response to Floyd’s murder.

“I seen Candace Owens try to convince white America, ‘don’t worry about it he’s a criminal anyway,’” Chappelle said. “I don’t give a fuck what this nigga did… I don’t care if he personally kicked Candace Owens in her stink pussy. I don’t know if it stinks, but I imagine it does. If I ever find out I’ll let you know for sure, I’ll tell like Azealia Banks, I’ll tell.”

He’s referring to Azealia spilling the tea a few weeks ago claiming she and the married comedian had an affair

Meanwhile, Owens was far from offended by the jabs. She took to Twitter to praise Dave for adding her to his routine. 

“I’m not a leftist. I have a sense of humor & I think comedians SHOULD make fun of people,” she wrote. Adding, “Dave Chappelle is one of the greatest comedians of all time and I made it into one of his specials. That’s POWER!”

Check our her tweets above. 

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.




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