The comedian sparked a backlash last year with comments on his Netflix special The Closer that some found offensive. Now, the star will host and produce four comedy specials for the streaming service despite past criticism.
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A new storm of backlash is causing Dave Chappelle as it’s revealed he’ll be hosting four new comedy specials for Netflix – after sparking fury with community jokes transgender last year.
On his show, the comedian talked about his friendship with the late transgender comedian Daphne Dorman – while making jokes about the transgender community.
His Habits caused a backlash — with reports emerging that three Netflix employees had been suspended from the company after they protested over his material when they stormed into a meeting.
While other employees organize a walk from the company’s Los Angeles offices to protest the comedy special while campaigning for more “interstitial” content.
But in addition to banning the controversial comedian from their platform, Netflix – who paid Dave a reported $20m (£14.7m) per comedy special – invited him participated in four more comedy shows.
The star will host and produce a number of one-off specials that will shine with veteran comedians in the series titled Chappelle’s Home Team.
The Hollywood Reporter highlighted the news, writing: “The streamer announced Friday the release of four upcoming comedy specials produced and hosted by the controversial manga.”
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Comedians including Earthquake, real name Nathaniel Martin Stroman and Donnell Rawlings, will receive special treatment.
Dave is quoted as saying: “I’ve been doing this for a long time and comedians like Quake and Donnell have not only been friends but have inspired my own career.
“Anyone in the comedy community knows these names and knows that their time to shine is long overdue. I am proud to be a part of this moment.”
But the news was met with anger from TV fans, who took to social media to launch the new series.
One fan sarcastically tweeted in response to news of Dave’s four new shows: “Terophobia is totally fine as long as you’re as popular as Dave Chappelle, people!”
Following a similarly sarcastic approach, another tweeted: “Glad to have reacted to transsexual content harassing transgender members of their community and telling the LGBTQIA community they would do better next time… let me check my notes here… Four more specials hosted by Dave Chappelle. ”
Another vowed to ditch the streaming service, tweeting: “Netflix is adding four new Dave Chappelle shows? Never heard of a better time to unsubscribe than now.”
Another fan raged: “End my decade long @Netflix subscription after the last one. Guess it’s still canceled. F**k @Netflix and their love for The obstinate #DaveChappelle.”
And another tweeted: “quite sure I’m funnier than dave chappelle.”
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Others, however, congratulated Netflix for its refusal to bow to pressure following last year’s upheaval.
One appreciative fan wrote: “Just found out @netflix is giving Dave Chappelle some new specials. Thanks Netflix! I’m so glad you support comedy and free speech!”
Chappelle’s Home Team – Earthquake: Legendary, will begin streaming on Netflix on February 28.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/fury-dave-chappelle-handed-new-26274453 Rage as Dave Chappelle brings new Netflix shows after 'offensive' comments