John MulaneyThe show in Columbus, Ohio had a surprising warm-up for the lead star – Dave Chappelle, who had come to visit her nearby Yellow Springs home to lend a hand. The audience’s phones were locked in a pouch, so no video of that time exists.
“I mean, it wasn’t a gun, it was a knife! A gun that identifies as a knife?” Chappelle said, per Fils-Aime. “Then he paused, smiled a little, and moved on quickly. – Homophobic joke He was saying “Maybe you’re both gay, I don’t know, if that’s the case there’s nothing wrong with that.”
Fils-Aime said, “What was actually said is transphobic (in the minds of these users) … the supposedly harmful joke was about the stage crasher and the gun/knife on it.”
Another Chappelle joke, as reported by Fils-Aime: “I came on a special a while back. People who got upset with it, I guess they didn’t listen at all until the end, because I didn’t like trans people.” There was no problem with, I really didn’t listen.
“But I do now!”
Mulaney hugged Chappelle at the end of the set, but Fils-Aime said that the hug doesn’t indicate his “stance” or anything.
There were some online complaints about Chappelle’s surprise appearance, which is still smarted by the allegedly transphobic comments in his Netflix special, in particular, near,
Fils-Aime said that he’s also getting some flack for his characterization of the dialogue.
“I am getting a lot of vitriol from both sides regarding this thread, and I want to make it clear that I am doing my best to report incidents as best I can. I have clarified that this thread is for information The fact that many people are still “assuming my intention” is silly.
Fils-Aime has a new book via HarperCollins, Disrupting the Game: From the Bronx to Nintendo’s TopO!