Will Wheaton, the former star of Star Trek: The Next Generation has called out Dave Chappelle for his homophobic jokes.
He also apologized for making homophobic jokes in the past.
“For much of my teen years, I was embarrassingly homophobic, and it all started with that comedy special,” he wrote, blaming it on Eddie Murphy’s 1983 standup show “Delirious.”
He added, “So this stuff that Chapelle did? That all these Cishet white men are so keen to defend? I believe them when they say that it’s not a big deal. Because it’s not a big deal TO CISHET WHITE DUDES. But for a transgender person, those “jokes” normalize hateful, ignorant, bigoted behavior towards them,” he wrote.
“Those “jokes” contribute to a world where transgender people are constantly under threat of violence, because transgender people have been safely, acceptably, dehumanized. And it’s all okay, because they were dehumanized by a Black man. And the disingenuous argument that it’s actually racist to hold Chapelle accountable for this? Get the f*ck out of here.”
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Chappelle has not responded.