In The Closer, the comedian’s latest special for Netflix, Chappelle declared himself a “TERF” after defending Harry Potter author JK Rowling’s transphobic comments. “They cancelled J.K.
Rowling — my god. [Effectively] she said gender was a fact, the trans community got mad as shit, they started calling her a TERF,” Chappelle said.
The term “TERF” references “trans-exclusionary radical feminists” whose views are widely seen as transphobic. After making “jokes” about the bodies of trans women, he went on to say: “Gender is a fact.