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Wanda Sykes slams Dave Chappelle for ‘hurtful and damaging’ trans jokes

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the comic’s polarizing comments in his Grammy-winning Netflix stand-up special “The Closer.”In the 2021 special, Chappelle said he “agrees” that “gender is a fact”, as he discussed how J.K.

Rowling had been branded a “TERF” (Trans-exclusionary radical feminist).When asked if her new Netflix special in which she defended the transgender community “balanced out” Chappelle’s set, Sykes told Variety, “Um, I don’t know about balancing it out, because I think what he said was so hurtful and damaging to the trans community.“So yeah, the scale is still tipped, I will say, in their favor.

But I know I wanted to say something, because so much has been said on that platform. I definitely want to [say] something on the other side of it.”Despite the pair’s friendship going “way back,” Sykes admits she hasn’t spoken to Chappelle about his controversial stand-up gig.“I mean, it’s not intentional – you know, I still love the guy.

But I haven’t had a chance to talk to him. If our paths did cross, I totally would say something,” she told the outlet.And when asked how she feels about being called a “woke comic,” Sykes said, “That’s fine.

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