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Bowen Yang reveals why he appeared to distance himself from Dave Chappelle on ‘SNL’

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Variety that he didn’t intentionally distance himself from controversial comedian Dave Chappelle on “Saturday Night Live” in January.

During the episode hosted by Dakota Johnson, Chappelle, 50, made an unexpected appearance during the good night segment.Yang, 33, stood on the opposite side of the stage from Chappelle with his arms folded.

But the openly gay “Fire Island” star clarified exactly why he wasn’t near Chappelle, who has used anti-trans jokes in his comedy.“I stand where I always stand on good nights,” said Yang in the June 5 interview.“It was not a physical distance that anyone was creating,” he continued. “It had to do with so many things that were completely internal.”When asked if he was unhappy about Chappelle’s appearance on the show, Yang said: “It was about other people’s response in the show.

I was just confused, that was it.”Yang’s co-star Kenan Thompson told Variety it was “jarring” that the moment made headlines, and that “everyone” was confused by Chappelle’s cameo when he wasn’t involved in the rest of the episode.

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