Comedian Dave Chappelle’s alma mater is paying a tribute to him by renaming a constructing in his honor.
His honor comes simply months after he was heckled by students on campus amid his transgender controversy.
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Dave Chappelle to be honored at his alma mater after he was heckled on the similar
Dave Chappelle’s alma mater, Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington D.C. is slated to rename its theater after the comic.
The establishment has talked about that they’re honoring their most famous alumni attributable to his ‘ongoing commitment and service to the school.’
Chappelle got here below hearth final yr after he made feedback in regards to the transgender individuals whereas filming for his Netflix comedy particular The Closer.
One of his remarks said that ‘gender is a fact’ which led the trans neighborhood to blast his comedy particular.
Moreover, the controversial present triggered a mass uproar on social media together with a protest urged by Netflix workers members.
When Chappelle’s former faculty introduced their choice to rename their theatre in honor of their well-known graduate, students weren’t impressed.
Regardless, Chappelle was not deterred by it. He launched a fundraising problem. He requested each his supporters and his opponents to boost cash for the varsity.
The 48-year-old additionally claimed that if his opponents raised extra money then he will wholeheartedly forgo the respect of getting the constructing named after him.
With the outcomes which have panned out, Chappelle’s supporters raised extra money. So the constructing will quickly be referred to as the Dave Chappelle Theatre.
Students heckle Dave Chappelle
Dave Chappelle visited his old skool again in November 2021 whereas he was nonetheless taking the warmth for his jokes in regards to the transgender neighborhood.
Politico Playbook reported that in an meeting with round 580 students, one member spoke up and described Chappelle as a bigot. The similar pupil added, ‘I’m 16 and I believe you’re infantile.’
The humorist responded to the scholar by saying that ‘with all due respect, I don’t consider you possibly can make one of many selections I’ve to make on a given day.’
The assertion nevertheless upset some students who had been hoping for some type of apology from Chappelle.
Another pupil stated, ‘Your comedy kills.’
Chappelle made issues worse by chiming again, ‘N****s are killed every day. The media’s not right here, proper?’
Furthermore, the students staged a protest in the autumn of final yr to reverse the power’s choice.