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for a fundraiser had been postponed over concerns for student protests and walkouts, the comedian made a surprise visit to Duke Ellington School of the Arts on Tuesday to address the controversy surrounding his Netflix stand-up special The Closer With a camera crew in tow (though students were reportedly required to have their phones sealed[...]
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Slightly less than three weeks after comedian Dave Chappelle offered to meet with members of the trans community over controversial comments he made during his Netflix stand-up special The Closer as long as his "conditions" are met, we're still not quite sure where things stand with that One thing we do know is that if[...]
It gives us fodder and gives us something to talk about." Which brought the conversation to the topic of comedian Dave Chappelle and his recent Netflix special. Dave Chappelle – Image: Screencap The duo would be asked for their thoughts on the controversy surrounding Chappelle's stand-up special The Closer and how the streamer handled the matter[...]
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Standing by The Closer while responding to those who've called him out for comments made during his Netflix stand-up special as being offensive to the trans community in particular and the LGBTQIA community overall, Dave Chappelle has posted a new stand-up video clip addressing the controversy And after the last several weeks saw firings, suspensions,[...]
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October 22, 2021 / 4:05 pm Update: Less than 48 hours after Team Trans* led a Netflix employee walkout in response to Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos defending comedian Dave Chappelle and The Closer against calls to have his stand-up special removed over comments many in the LGBTQ and ally communities found offensive, it would appear Chappelle[...]
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Update VII: Last week saw employee suspensions, reinstatements, a termination, and Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos having to defend comedian Dave Chappelle and his Netflix special The Closer against calls to have the stand-up special removed over comments that many in the LGBTQ and ally communities found offensive This week, the growing controversy goes very public[...]
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Update VI: Only hours after Emmy-winning comedian Hannah Gadsby blasted comedian Dave Chappelle for comments he made in his latest Netflix special The Closer Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos for using her name in an email to staff defending the streamer's decision to keep the special streaming, another chapter in the controversy has opened up[...]
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Update V: Emmy-winning comedian Hannah Gadsby made it painfully clear how they felt about the growing controversy surrounding comments made by comedian Dave Chappelle in his latest Netflix special The Closer and having their name referenced by Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos in an email to staff earlier this week defending the streamer's decision to keep the[...]
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Update IV: The back-and-forth in the continuing controversy surrounding comments made by comedian Dave Chappelle in his latest Netflix special, The Closer Earlier today, the Los Angeles Times reported that Transgender Netflix employees and ally co-workers had scheduled a staged walkout for next Wednesday, October 20, in response to Chappelle's comments Now, Variety is reporting exclusively[...]
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Update III: The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Transgender Netflix employees and ally co-workers have scheduled a staged walkout for next Wednesday, October 20, in response to comments made by comedian Dave Chappelle in his latest Netflix special, The Closer Reportedly, members of the Netflix employee resource group Trans* and their allies will take[...]
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The suspensions came in the midst of growing controversy surrounding comments made by comedian Dave Chappelle in his latest Netflix special, The Closer. A spokesperson for Netflix confirmed Field's tweet and that all of the employees had been reinstated: "We will be distributing broader guidance about meetings and clarifying which are for which people." Here's a[...]
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Update: Following up on reports earlier today that Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos had expressed his & the streamer's support for comedian Dave Chappelle and his stand-up special The Closer (original reporting below), Variety reports that Netflix suspended three employees for attempting to attend the streamer's quarterly business review, a two-day event attended by the top 500[...]
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Last week, we reported on how Dave Chappelle was facing backlash for comments he made during his recent Netflix stand-up special The Closer Many on social media & within the LGBTQ+ community as well a number of LGBTQ+-supporting organizations (GLAAD, National Black Justice Coalition & others) are demanding that the streaming service pull the special[...]
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Dave Chappelle kicked off his now-streaming Netflix special The Closer by letting the audience in attendance (and we're assuming the viewers at home) know whatever the topics are he's about to cover? He's "not saying it to be mean" but "saying it because it is funny." Now the comedian is learning once again that one[...]
Bleeding Cool Picks Their Favorite Television Detectives
The writing on this show was fantastic, and it's why Charlie Crews is the greatest tv detective. Erin Wilhelm: Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick), from TNT's The Closer, is my all-time favorite television detective Head of the LAPD's Priority Homicide Division, Chief Johnson stands out because she doesn't look or sound like a detective[...]