Actor and comedian Damon Waynes clapped back at the unhinged left after their attempt to cancel Dave Chapelle’s new Nextflix special. Chapelle made some very real observations about the harmful nature of cancel culture and the trans community during his stand up and liberals have been losing their minds ever since.
Wayans, 61, told TMZ on Monday that he thought Chappelle’s Netflix special was pure brilliance.
“I feel like Dave freed the slaves,” the comedian and actor said. “Yeah, the comedians. We were slaves to PC culture and he just, you know — as an artist, he’s van Gogh. He cut his ear off. He’s trying to tell us it’s OK.”
He added, “I can’t speak about the content of the show, but what I say is, there’s a bigger conversation we need to have. Someone needs to look us in the eye and go, ‘You’re no longer free in this country. You’re not free to say what you want. You say what we want you to say. Otherwise, we will cancel you.’ That’s the discussion we should have.”
When asked if he feels if he now feels freer to “be a bit more risqué” with his own comedy, the longtime comedian said that he has “always” been free.
“I’ve always been free — but I just think he’s saying, ‘You know what? All that I have, I’m not afraid to lose it for the sake of creative freeness of speech,'” Wayans insisted. “You can’t edit yourself. Comedians, we’re like — Mercedes makes a great car, but you gotta crash a lot of them before they perfect it.”
He concluded, “[Chappelle is] a unicorn. He’s amazing. He’s a van Gogh.”
Earlier this week, Netflix co-CEO and chief creative officer Ted Sarandos defended Chappelle’s work.
“Chappelle is one of the most popular stand-up comedians today, and we have a long-standing deal with him,” he said in a memo about the special. “His last special ‘Sticks & Stones,’ also controversial, is our most-watched, stickiest and most award-winning stand-up special to date. As with our other talent, we work hard to support their creative freedom — even though this means there will always be content on Netflix some people believe is harmful.”
As social media users continue to battle over if the seasoned comedian should be cancelled or not the folks of TMZ ran into the legendary Damon Wayans on Monday at LAX and asked what was his personal take on the controversial set.https://t.co/YQJfNUZOtb
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Sarandos was responding to actors from the Netflix series ‘Dear White People’, who threatened to quit if Nextflix didn’t remove Chappelle’s special. I guess they got their answers, didn’t they? Netflix basically dared the short-lived and unpopular show’s cast to kick rocks.