Netflix announces new Dave Chappelle projects despite previous anti-trans comments. On 18 February, the popular streamer announced that the comedian would be hosting four one-off comedy specials.
The series, which is titled Chappelle’s Home Team, will feature different comedian’s that the 48-year-old hand-picked. Nathaniel Stroman, who goes by the stage name Earthquake, is set to be featured as the first release.
The news has since been met with immediate backlash on social media, with many users calling out the streaming service. One user wrote: “So glad the response to transphobic content, harassing trans members of their community, and telling the LGBTQIA community they’d do better next time was… let me check my notes here… Four more specials hosted by Dave Chappelle.” Another user tweeted: “Look how CANCELLED Dave Chappelle is gosh aren’t we such bullies?” Chappelle’s forthcoming specials come a few months after he made headlines for his transphobic comedy special, The Closer.