That right there, says everything to me about what is “acceptable” to make fun of, and what isn’t. So if Chappelle had just stuck to making “n***a jokes,” progressive America would have no issues. And they’ve proven this over and over with not just Dave, but with many comedians who have told jokes involving Black folks. So all of this faux indignation and grandstanding is falling on my BLACK deaf ears!
To add to all the nonsense, Sticks and Stones initially received a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. But what wasn’t widely reported was that the User Ratings came in 99% positive, and all of the negative reviews were from six (ultra-progressive) critics who had it in for Chappelle for his last couple of Netflix specials. It didn’t stop there though. Now it was time for social media to officially “cancel Dave Chappelle!” What does this mean? In the real world… absolutely nothing. It has as much relevance as unicorn s**t. But in the world of social justice “cancelling” is the way people with no power feel they have power by publicly calling for someone to no longer be invited to the party. But the joke is really on them. Chappelle has proven over and over that he is untouchable. He is still the highest paid comedian today, and I doubt Netflix has any interest in “cancelling” him either.
The fact is, comedians are up against a rock and a hard place these days. Comedy itself is now being policed by PC culture. And funny enough, these are people who themselves at one time or another have made some of the most raunchy, inappropriate jokes in the name of being funny, are now, all of a sudden, “woke?”
Comic legends such as Richard Pryor and George Carlin, would never have made it today in America’s current condition!
The truly ironic thing about people up in arms about this stand-up special is the title: Sticks and Stones. But America has become so thin-skinned that words will always hurt them. And “cancel culture” has made it so there’s little reason to think anymore, just go with the mob or suffer the consequences, right?
"…In the end, the world of comedy will benefit from this!"