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Dave Chappelle calls Michael Jackson’s accusers liars in controversial new Netflix special

Comedian Dave Chappelle wasted no time in voicing some extremely controversial opinions in his new Netflix special, Sticks & Stones.

Within the first 20-minutes the 46-year-old says that he doesn’t believe Michael Jackson’s rape accusers, reveals why he didn’t take part in Lifetime’s explosive documentary, Surviving R. Kelly, and even slams the decision to oust Kevin Hart as host of the Oscars for his historic anti-LGBTQ tweets.

He even later jests that the sexual misconduct claims against Louis C.K were an overreaction, describing the shamed stand-up as ‘a very good friend of mine before he died in that terrible masturbation accident.’

In what is his fifth Netflix special in the last two years, Chappelle tackles what he calls ‘celebrity hunting season’, or cancel culture as it’s more commonly known.

‘This is the worst time ever to be a celebrity,’ he says in the special. ‘You’re gonna be finished. Everyone’s doomed. Michael Jackson’s been dead for 10 years, and this n****’s got two new cases.’

 

Legendary comedian Dave Chappelle wasted no time in voicing his own controversial opinions over the year’s most contested topics of conversation in his new Netflix special, Sticks & Stones

‘This is the worst time ever to be a celebrity,’ he says in the special. ‘You’re gonna be finished. Everyone’s doomed. Michael Jackson’s been dead for 10 years, and this n****’s got two new cases’

‘This is the worst time ever to be a celebrity,’ he says in the special. ‘You’re gonna be finished. Everyone’s doomed. Michael Jackson’s been dead for 10 years, and this n****’s got two new cases’

He then discourages the audience who’re still to watch HBO’s Leaving Neverland – in which two accusers claim to have been sexually abused by Jackson when they were seven and ten – from doing so, saying ‘Don’t watch it … it’s f***ing gross … really nasty s**t.’

Continuing on the theme, Chappelle goes on to add that, though it may not be the right thing to say, he doesn’t believe the Jackson accusers, calling Wade Robson and James Safechuck ‘mother f***ers’.

‘I don’t think he did it, but you know what? Even if he did do it … you know what I mean?’ he pauses, soaking in the audience’s laughter. ‘I mean, it’s Michael Jackson. I know more than half the people in this room have been molested in their lives, but it wasn’t no goddamn Michael Jackson, was it?’

Appearing to suggest that if the abuse did take place, the two boys were lucky, Chappelle continued: ‘This kid got his d**k sucked by the King of Pop. All we get is awkward Thanksgivings for the rest of our lives. You know how good it must have felt to go to school the next day after that s**t?’

His main basis for not believing Robson and Safechuck, Chappelle explains, is because Macaulay Culkin has explicitly stated he was never abused by the singer and never witnessed Jackson molesting anyone else in his presence.

‘I’m not a pedophile,’ Chappelle reassures the crowd, ‘But if I was, Macaulay Culkin’s the first kid I’m f***ing – I’ll tell you that right now.’

Chappelle, renowned for his controversial button-pushing comedic commentary, goes on to say that though it may not be the right thing to say, but he doesn’t believe the Jackson accusers, calling Wade Robson (left) and James Safechuck (right) ‘mother f***ers’

Chappelle, renowned for his controversial button-pushing comedic commentary, goes on to say that though it may not be the right thing to say, but he doesn’t believe the Jackson accusers, calling Wade Robson (left) and James Safechuck (right) ‘mother f***ers’

‘I don’t think he did it, but you know what? Even if he did do it … you know what I mean?’ he pauses, soaking in the audience’s laughter. ‘I mean, it’s Michael Jackson. I know more than half the people in this room have been molested in their lives, but it wasn’t no goddamn Michael Jackson, was it?' Appearing to suggest that if the abuse did take place, the two boys were lucky, Chappelle continued: ‘This kid got his d**k sucked by the King of Pop. All we get is awkward Thanksgivings for the rest of our lives. You know how good it must have felt to go to school the next day after that s**t?’

‘I don’t think he did it, but you know what? Even if he did do it … you know what I mean?’ he pauses, soaking in the audience’s laughter. ‘I mean, it’s Michael Jackson. I know more than half the people in this room have been molested in their lives, but it wasn’t no goddamn Michael Jackson, was it?’ Appearing to suggest that if the abuse did take place, the two boys were lucky, Chappelle continued: ‘This kid got his d**k sucked by the King of Pop. All we get is awkward Thanksgivings for the rest of our lives. You know how good it must have felt to go to school the next day after that s**t?’

Chappelle’s comments have already elicited the support of a horde of self-proclaimed ‘Michael Jackson truthers’, who have taken to Twitter to congratulate the comedian for speaking out on the matter and voicing support for their cause.

‘Thank you Dave Chappelle. Finally, a celebrity with a backbone that dares to challenge the status quo. Massive respect! #IDontBelieveTheseMFs #MJInnocent,’ tweeted one such supporter.

But Jackson isn’t the only conflicted character highlighted by Chappelle in his ‘cancel culture’ summation.

Also profiled is RnB singer R. Kelly, who himself became the center of a sexual misconduct and sex trafficking scandal said to span several years.

Rather than drawing parallels between to the two singers, Chappelle instead insists that Kelly is ‘different’ from Jackson, because he’s ‘pretty sure’ he did the things he’s accused of.

Chappelle also reveals he was offered the chance to appear in Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly documentary but declined because he didn’t know the singer ‘at all.’

‘This guy makes more sex tape than he does music. He’s like the DJ Khaled of sex tapes,’ the comedian said, before shouting DJ Khaled’s signature phrase, ‘Another one!’

But Jackson isn’t the only conflicted character highlighted by Chappelle in his ‘cancel culture’ summation. Also profiled is RnB singer R. Kelly, who himself became the center of a sexual misconduct and sex trafficking scandal said to span several years

Rather than drawing parallels between to the two singers, Chappelle instead insists that Kelly is ‘different’ from Jackson, because he’s ‘pretty sure’ he did the things he’s accused of

But Jackson isn’t the only conflicted character highlighted by Chappelle in his ‘cancel culture’ summation. Also profiled is RnB singer R. Kelly, who himself became the center of a sexual misconduct and sex trafficking scandal said to span several years. Rather than drawing parallels between to the two singers, Chappelle instead insists that Kelly is ‘different’ from Jackson, because he’s ‘pretty sure’ he did the things he’s accused of

Also on Chappelle’s provocative agenda was ‘poor Kevin Hart’, explaining sympathy for the actor and comedian having to step away from his ‘dream role’ as host of the Oscars amidst outrage over historic homophobic jokes and tweets of his.

‘I don’t know what you know about Kevin, but I know that Kevin Hart is damn near perfect,’ he says. ’As close to perfect as anybody I’ve ever seen. In fact, Kevin is precisely four tweets shy of being perfect. ‘

Chappelle insists Hart was clearly joking when he wrote the tweets in question, relating Hart’s situation to his own troublesome history of offending the LGBTQ community with jokes of his own.

‘You are never, ever allowed to upset the alphabet people,’ Chappelle tells the crowd, provokingly.

Within the first 20-minutes the 46-year-old says that he doesn’t believe Michael Jackson’s rape accusers, reveals why he didn’t take part in Lifetime’s explosive documentary, Surviving R. Kelly, and even slams the decision to oust Kevin Hart as host of the Oscars for his historic anti-LGBTQ tweets.

He even later jests that the sexual misconduct claims against Louis C.K were an overreaction, describing the shamed stand-up as ‘a very good friend of mine before he died in that terrible masturbation accident.’

Within the first 20-minutes the 46-year-old says that he doesn’t believe Michael Jackson’s rape accusers, reveals why he didn’t take part in Lifetime’s explosive documentary, Surviving R. Kelly, and even slams the decision to oust Kevin Hart (left) as host of the Oscars for his historic anti-LGBTQ tweets. He even later jests that the sexual misconduct claims against Louis C.K (right) were an overreaction, describing the shamed stand-up as ‘a very good friend of mine before he died in that terrible masturbation accident.’

Chappelle’s previous Netflix special ‘Equanimity’ generated a ferrous backlash over offensive jokes about the transgender community, and his latest outing Sticks & Stones is likely to garner a similar reception

Chappelle’s previous Netflix special ‘Equanimity’ generated a ferrous backlash over offensive jokes about the transgender community, and his latest outing Sticks & Stones is likely to garner a similar reception

In yet another close-to-the-mark segment, Chappelle takes aim at the #MeToo movement, insisting that his friend Louis C.K is one of many victims to the age of overreaction.

C.K admitted in November 2017 that he masturbated in front of several female comedians – confirming rumors that had followed the comic for a number of years – and has since vanished from TV and film.

But Chappelle appeared to criticize C.K’s accusers, insisting that ‘nobody ran for the door’ when the shamed stand-up began performing the sex act.

‘It was his room, that’s where you’re supposed to masturbate. And then he said, “Hey, everybody, I’m about to pull my [penis] out,” and nobody ran for the door. They all just kind of hung out, like, “I wonder if this guy is serious.”’

Chappelle’s previous Netflix special ‘Equanimity’ generated a ferrous backlash over offensive jokes about the transgender community, and his latest outing Sticks & Stones is likely to garner a similar reception.

In his Sticks & Stones set, Chappelle doubles down on his previous comments about the LGBTQ community, calling them ‘so conniving’ and saying they ‘need to take some responsibility’ for his jokes.

‘I didn’t come up with this idea on my own. This idea that a person can be born in the wrong body — they have to admit, that’s a hilarious predicament,’ Chappelle said. ‘What if I was Chinese but born in this body — that’s not funny? And the rest of my life, I had to go around making that face: “Hey, everybody, I’m Chinese!” And then everybody get mad: “Stop making that face, that’s offensive.” What? This is how I feel inside.’

Sticks & Stones is now available to stream on Netflix.

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