Comedian Dave Chappelle brushed off criticism of his latest Netflix special, “The Closer,” during a screening of another film, his documentary “Untitled,” on Thursday.
Chappelle mocked his critics in front of a sold-out audience at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The comedian has taken heat from comedy critics and progressive groups since the release of his comedy special over one of his bits mocking claims that gender is fluid.
“If this is what being cancelled is about, I love it,” Chappelle said on Thursday, according to Deadline. “I don’t know what to tell you, except I’m a bad motherf***er.”
Chappelle left his critics alone for most of his speech, however. “This is the kindness conspiracy,” Chappelle said, encouraging Americans to “trust one another” to overcome partisanship.