Netflix Under Fire Online For Platforming Hate Speech

While various shows on Netflix can stir up controversy, it’s rare for one to be so controversial that it results in ire for the entire platform. While one of their newest horror films had people angry, it’s nothing in comparison to the fury online resulting from Dave Chappelle’s latest comedy special — The Closer

During the show, Chappelle declared himself a TERF — a trans-exclusionary radical feminist — as well as offered support for J.K. Rowling’s transphobic views. He also said extremely hateful things about the transgender community. One such quote is as follows:

“Gender is a fact. Every human being in this room, every human being on Earth, had to pass through the legs of a woman to be on Earth. That is a fact. Now, I am not saying that to say trans women aren’t women, I am just saying that those pussies that they got… you know what I mean? I’m not saying it’s not pussy, but it’s Beyond Pussy or Impossible Pussy. It tastes like pussy, but that’s not quite what it is, is it? That’s not blood, that’s beet juice.”

He also said, “Do you see where I’m going with this? In our country, you can shoot and kill a n-gger, but you better not hurt a gay person’s feelings!”

These sorts of statements have left many with Netflix subscriptions outraged, especially among the LGBTQ+ community. Some have even gone so far as to say the company has knowingly platformed hate speech, especially after Chappelle’s previous special also contained transphobic jokes.

Other users made sure to mention Daphne Dorman, a transgender comedian that committed suicide after being shouted out by Chappelle in 2019. Many have alleged that her suicide may have been because of the harassment she received from fans and others as a result of his actions. Chappelle has previously claimed to have tested his jokes about transgender people on her.

One other user made a great point about who Netflix is choosing to platform.

As one user put it quite succinctly:

While Netflix has yet to comment on the situation, they have previously removed episodes of The Chappelle Show, showing it’s not impossible that they may decide to remove the new comedy special from their platform.

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  1. YourDerpitudesays:

    Absolute garbage take and shameful that people are retweeting and promoting such myopic and literally orwellian positions. Its literal new speak from 1984. So basically these absolute snowflakes equate a comedian telling jokes to “hate speech”? Unbelievable! America has fallen friends.

  2. Common sense440says:

    Chappelle said nothing that the majority are thinking, there are only two genders, regardless of the wants and desires of a subculture that wants to change that fact.

    The only hate is what the trans subculture is ranting about. The only time a headline is created regarding this subculture is when they are offended, which by todays optics and standards is all the time. The trans community claims they are more victim to murder than any subculture or community type, this is flatly untrue, using the term “disproportionate” as a watchword will not change that fact.

    Live and let live is my motto, until I get laws or some subculture/group “telling” me this is the way it is and I have to live with it, utter nonsense. When a subculture can live with the consequences of their choices, that is, not everyone will agree with them, can then mingle with every other everyday Human and not constantly remind everyone of what they like to do or dress up as or what sexual preference they have every single day and push that agenda in the faces of everyone else, then they become a non issue and live like everyone else.

    But the trans subculture cannot do this. They use the media, and they blame, and they bully, and they hate others not agreeing with them so much they abuse the media to make noise and make sure everyone understands it is their way of thinking or else.

    One thing I have never seen the Trans “leaders” state in public is that they are partly to blame for their own situation in how they act, and react in pushing their agenda. I do not hear mainstream cultures constantly saying their personal preferences to sex, I do not read or see in television the sexual preference of the majority of people, nor do I see news articles or media pieces constantly on how and why the mainstream dresses like they do. the only constant is the trans community shoving their message in the faces of everyone and bullying constantly with the media in tow to push their point or else messages.

    I do not know any trans folks, though I may have interacted with some and not known it, which is the way it should be. I also do not judge, when I said I do not know any trans folks, I do not personally, I did however have a cardiac doctor that was male in all aspects and mannerisms. The first thing the Doctor said to me when he was assigned to me is that he was trans and asked if that would be an issue, I said do you know your job? He said yes, I had that Doctor for 4 years and he was excellent. We never spoke of of anything except politics and cracking the occassional joke about some passing news article, THAT is how the trans community needs to interact with people, not this grand standing BS that is constantly going on, and likely the sole reason for the jokes many comedians like Chappelle like to hit back with.

    Individuals in the trans communities that have problems are responsible and accountable for their own interactions and those individuals that interact negatively are also responsible and accountable for their own actions and words…NOT EVERY PERSON in either camp. it is the truly stupid that claim entire groups are responsible for the actions of another Human. It is this grand standing by leaders on both sides that use the media that is the real issue and bases for hate.

  3. Bose Onkelsays:

    It was a joke. And it was based in truth, and it was funny.

    A man who has been surgically changed into a “woman” is not a woman in a biological sense, and until medicine is able to transplant the reproductive organs of a woman into a man, this will continue to be true.

    All the people who are upset about it are overly sensitive idiots who are looking for reasons to be unhappy. Life is short, and wasting time on bs like this is the behavior of a fool.

  4. Guys come on, let’s think about this for just a second. Dave Chappelle has always had racy comedy to begin with, not to mention the fact that it is a comedy show so if you don’t like it leave or turn off the tv. Don’t you sit there and keep watching it and let it make you more angry than you already are because there’s nothing that you’re going to do about it except for bitch and moan on the internet.

    They are jokes people and not all jokes are for everybody, so if somebody’s joking about trans people, take it with a grain of salt and like I said before… If you don’t like it, leave!!!

    Its that simple!

  5. wedosays:

    Allie use spell check before posting the article. you are offending English teachers everywhere with this atrocity.

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