Dave Chappelle Won’t Have His Name On Theater At High School Alma Mater Amid Controversy; Compares ‘The Closer’ To The Mona Lisa

The theater building at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington DC was to be officially named after one of the school’s most famous graduates in a ceremony tonight: Dave Chappelle,

The naming was done in keeping with Chappelle’s support of the school, especially since he and his friends were the group raising the most money for the building.

Chappell has been the center of controversy after his comments Netflix Specific Last year was perceived as transphobic. At a visit to Duke Ellington School of the Arts in November, he was even confronted by students there.

Well, According to Washington Post columnist Josh Rogin and other reportsAt tonight’s ceremony, the comedian announced that he would not put his name on the theater. Instead they decided that it would be called Theater for Artistic Freedom and Expression.

He then talked about how his work has been characterized and analyzed.

“I saw in the newspaper that a man dressed in women’s clothes threw a pie at Monalisa and tried to mutilate her. And it made me laugh and I thought, ‘This is it’ near, ,

Chappell said near was portrayed incorrectly in the press.

“You can’t report on an artist’s work and take away artistic nuance,” he argued.

The comedian compared it to reporting the news that a large rabbit shot a man in the face, but did not tell them that the work being described was a Bugs Bunny cartoon.

“When you say I can’t say anything, it’s more important for me to say it. It has nothing to do with what you’re saying, I can’t say. It has everything to do with my freedom of artistic expression.” -have to give.”