Actor Damon Waynes Claps Back At Libs: Chappelle 'Freed The Slaves'
Actor Damon Waynes was asked to react to the liberal's attack on fellow comedian Dave Chappelle after her Nextflix special hit the idiocracy in the trans movement. The left has jumped all over Chappelle and deemed him 'trans-phobic— which tells me that they clearly didn't actually watch the special.
Waynes, 61, told TMZ that Chappelle's stand up was nothing short of brilliant:
"I feel like Dave freed the slaves," the comedian and actor said. "Yeah, the comedians. We were slaves to PC culture and he just, you know — as an artist, he's van Gogh. He cut his ear off. He's trying to tell us it's OK."
He added, "I can't speak about the content of the show, but what I say is, there's a bigger conversation we need to have. Someone needs to look us in the eye and go, 'You're no longer free in this country. You're not free to say what you want. You say what we want you to say. Otherwise, we will cancel you.' That's the discussion we should have."
When asked if he feels if he now feels freer to "be a bit more risqué" with his own comedy, the longtime comedian said that he has "always" been free.
"I've always been free — but I just think he's saying, 'You know what? All that I have, I'm not afraid to lose it for the sake of creative freeness of speech,'" Wayans insisted. "You can't edit yourself. Comedians, we're like — Mercedes makes a great car, but you gotta crash a lot of them before they perfect it."
He concluded, "[Chappelle is] a unicorn. He's amazing. He's a van Gogh."
Earlier this week, Netflix co-CEO and chief creative officer Ted Sarandos defended Chappelle's work.
“Chappelle is one of the most popular stand-up comedians today, and we have a long-standing deal with him," he said in a memo about the special. "His last special 'Sticks & Stones,' also controversial, is our most-watched, stickiest and most award-winning stand-up special to date. As with our other talent, we work hard to support their creative freedom — even though this means there will always be content on Netflix some people believe is harmful."
Netflix's response says it all. Chappelle is worth more to the company than many of the leftist actors who have come out against him. Several liberal actors have threatened to quit if Netflix didn't remove Chappelle from their lineup and surprisingly, Netflix pretty much told them to 'stuff it'.
Can you blame them? He's Dave Chappelle.