“Saturday Night Live” comedian Dave Chappelle has faced backlash after it was announced he would be hosting the show on Nov. 12.
In 2021, Chappelle, who was criticized for making statements about the trans community on The Closer special, was named as host. via the show’s Twitter account.
“Wait, I thought I stopped it. Is it impossible to destroy culture?’ tweeted Former Netflix employee Terra Field.
Field, who was vice president of Netflix’s transgender resource group, resigned from the streaming platform last November in protest over the comedy special, Newsweek later reported.
“Dave Chappelle hosting SNL again is a blow to trans people, including one of their new cast members”, tweeted another. “What happened Lorne?!”.
“I love SNL. I have been a lifelong fan. But having Dave Chappelle as host is not a move. You have the first member of a non-binary player, and then order a proud and openly transphobe. What a disappointment” tweeted @SeanAltly.
Others – fans and those who see him as a champion of free speech – were delighted to have the comedian host Black Star as his musical guest.
“Dave Chappelle and Black Star? I’m really excited.” tweeted one person.
Twitter user @CainMcCoy called it “should be looked at.” “Dave Chappelle and Black Star (Yasiin Bey/Mos Def and Talib Kweli) will be on American TV just days after Election Day.”
“Dave Chappelle hosting SNL will be great. I love it when people try to destroy them with nonsense. It will be better than hosting Kim K.” tweeted another.
The Post has reached out to Chappelle and “SNL” reps for comment.
During the special, the 49-year-old comedian defended embattled “Harry Potter” author JK Rowling, saying they were both on “Team TERF” (which stands for Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminist).
Chappelle also stated that “gender is a fact.
“Every person in this room, every person on Earth, had to walk through a woman’s feet to be on Earth.”