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Dave Chappelle Tackled Onstage Then Immediately Makes Anti-Trans Joke

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The Hollywood Reporter.The comment was in reference to earlier in his set when he discussed feeling targeted by trans people as well as for comments made previously on his specials, according to NPR.In his October 2021 Netflix comedy special The Closer, Chappelle made several transphobic comments and jokes, including defending J.K.

Rowling’s own transphobic comments. He even declared himself part of “Team TERF!” — an acronym for trans-exclusionary radical feminists.The Los Angeles Police Department told NBC News that the suspect, identified as 23-year-old Isaiah Lee, had rushed the stage with a replica gun, which could eject a blade.

Authorities have charged Lee with felony assault with a deadly weapon and set Lee’s bail at $30,000.After the suspect tackled Chappelle, Brianna Sacks, a BuzzFeed News reporter who was at the show, told the outlet that both security officers and audience members seemed to go after Lee and began “kicking and punching” him for several minutes.The suspect was eventually taken to the hospital for treatment, CNN reports.

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