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Saturday Night Live Facing Backlash After Announcing Dave Chappelle as Next Host

Saturday Night Live Facing Backlash After Announcing Dave Chappelle as Next Host

NBC recently announced the return of comedian Dave Chappelle as host for an upcoming Saturday Night Live episode. This has brought complaints from social media users who still haven’t forgiven him for the content he used toward the trans community in a 2021 comedy special.

The Chappelle’s Show creator is scheduled to host this upcoming show on Nov. 12. He is bringing along musical guests hip-hop group, Black Star which consists of Talib Kweli and Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def).

The announcement of the comic’s appearance was made via the show’s Twitter page:

This immediately caused many users for and against the selection to express their views on this week’s host. Including an employee, Terra Field who once worked for Netflix at the time of Chappelle’s 2021 Netflix show, The Closer. She voiced displeasure and commented that she thought she canceled the still-popular comedian when she initially protested what he said on the special.

According to Newsweek, while working at Netflix, Field held the title of co-vice president of Netflix’s transgender employee resource group. She resigned last November in protest over Chappelle’s special, which aired in October, and then led several other employees in a walkout at the company last year.

“Wait I thought I cancelled him. Is it possible cancel culture isn’t a real thing??”

Other Twitter users posted against the casting.

There was also a stream of users who tweeted the photo below of actor Don Cheadle wearing a brown shirt that stated: “Protect Trans Kids”

Although there were initial protests from the trans community and its allies, the comedian’s momentum never slowed down as he has been performing countless shows across the world, even pairing with other comedians like Chris Rock and Kevin Hart. There have been a number of people speaking out against his upcoming appearance, but he also has many supporters commending Saturday Night Live for bringing him back to the comedy platform.

Saturday Night Live Facing Backlash After Announcing Dave Chappelle as Next Host

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