Dave Chappelle Drags Candace Owens And Laura Ingraham During Surprise Comedy Special
The comedian criticized Owens for discussing Floyd's alleged criminal past.
June 12, 2020 at 7:51 pm
Dave Chappelle didn’t hold anything back in his surprise, YouTube-released comedy special, and he took aim at two public figures in particular for their responses to the killing of George Floyd and Black men speaking out about racism.
Filmed on June 6 in Yellow Springs, Ohio, the special — titled 8:46 to commemorate the length of time Floyd suffered under former officer Derek Chauvin’s neck hold — takes on police brutality and racism, reports the New York Post.
While addressing the current political climate amid global protests for Floyd, Chappelle said that as a celebrity, no one should be looking at him for his political commentary. Referencing Don Lemon’s CNN segment asking why certain celebrities haven’t spoken about Floyd, the comedian said he does not want to speak over those protesting in the streets, according to Daily Beast.
“Ask me, do you want to see a celebrity right now? Do we give a f**k what Ja Rule thinks? Does it matter about celebrity? No,” he said. “This is the streets talking for themselves, they don’t need me right now.”
This whole segment from Dave Chappelle on celebrities speaking out on George Floyd is worth watching. pic.twitter.com/JDaLxDe9ZA— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) June 12, 2020