Dave Chappelle Takes A Dig At LGBT Activists, Trans People, In Standup Set

“They should not be having that conversation in front of black people."

Dave Chappelle spent a fair amount of his standup show last night at New York’s Cutting Room bemoaning the current election season and dragging both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

But, according to reports, he also criticized feminists and LGBT rights advocates, saying they’re displacing the conversation about racism in America.

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“They should not be having that conversation in front of black people,” he told the crowd.

“You go ahead and feel something about your rights. But if you’re putting sexism and homophobia and transphobia in front of racism, you should be ashamed of yourself.”

Chappelle did attack North Carolina’s HB2, joking, “If you need to show your birth certificate to take a dump at a Wal-Mart in North Carolina, that’s insane.”

But then he declared he’d rather not stand at a urinal next to “a woman with a dick.”


Today, a spokesperson stated the 43-year-old comic “is disgusted by the tone of the election and especially by the idea that his comedy would be misconstrued to defend Trump. His show blasted both candidates.”

He added that Chappelle, who will host Saturday Night Live on November 12, had already voted early—for Clinton.

h/t: Huffington Post

Dan Avery is a writer-editor who focuses on culture, breaking news and LGBT rights. His work has appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Advocate and elsewhere.