Everyone’s favorite troubled comedian had a lot to say at an NYC show last night. I mean, he was supposed to be doing comedy, but we all know most of Dave Chappelle’s stand up routine concerns current events.
Except this time we’re not sure we can back him on this one.
First, he defended Trump’s sexual assault allegations, saying:
“Sexual assault? It wasn’t. ‘And when you’re a star, they let you do it.’ That phrase implies consent. I just don’t like the way the media twisted that whole thing. Nobody questioned it.”
“That would have devastated anybody else.”
Chappelle then went on to discuss the now-infamous interrogation of Trump by Anderson Cooper and Martha Raddatz, saying:
“Something about this was backward. A gay white man and a white woman asking a multi-billionaire how he knows the system is rigged and insisting it’s not. Does that sound right to you? It didn’t seem right to me. And here’s how you know Trump is the most gangsta candidate ever. They asked him how he knows the system is rigged and he said,‘Because I take advantage of it.’ He may as well have flashed his membership card for the Illuminati right then.”
But he wasn’t finished, ya’ll. He then brought the LGBT and womens rights movement into it as well, saying:
“They should not be having that conversation in front of black people. You go ahead and feel something about your rights. But if you’re putting sexism and homophobia and transphobia in front of racism, you should be ashamed of yourself.”
However, he DID slam the North Carolina bathroom legislation, stating that people must use the bathroom of their assigned sex. On this he said:
“If you need to show your birth certificate to take a dump at a Wal-Mart in North Carolina, that’s insane.” <Source>