‘SNL’ slammed for having Dave Chappelle as host

“Saturday Night Live” is facing a setback after it was announced that comedian Dave Chappelle will host the Nov. 12 show.

Chappelle, who was attacked for making statements about the trans community in his 2021 special “The Closer,” was unveiled as the host. through the show’s Twitter account.

“Wait I thought I canceled him. Is it possible cancel culture is not a real thing,” tweeted former Netflix employee Terra Field.

Field, who was co-vice president of Netflix’s transgender employee resource group, resigned from the streaming platform last November in protest of the comedy special and later led a walkout, according to Newsweek.

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“Having Dave Chappelle host SNL again is a slap in the face to trans people, including one of their own new cast members,” tweeted another. “What the hell Lorne?!”

Chappelle, who was previously attacked for making controversial statements against the trans community in his 2021 special "the closer" was revealed as the host by the  "SNL" Twitter.
Chappelle, who was attacked for making statements about the trans community in his 2021 special “The Closer,” was revealed as the host by the “SNL” Twitter account.
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“I love SNL. I’ve been a fan all my life. But having Dave Chappelle as host isn’t the move. You have your first non-binary cast ever and then you book a proud and open transphobe. What a disappointment,” tweeted @SeanAltly.

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Others — fans and some who see him as a champion of free speech — were happy that the comedian co-hosted Black Star with musical guest.

“Dave Chappelle and Black Star? I’m actually excited,” tweeted one person.

Twitter user @CainMcCoy called it a “must look.” “Dave Chappelle and Black Star (Yasiin Bey/Mos Def and Talib Kweli) could be on American television days after Election Day.”

“Dave Chappelle hosting SNL is going to be great. I love it when people challenge people’s attempts to destroy them over nonsense. It will be even better than what Kim K is offering,” tweeted another.

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The Post has reached out to Chappelle and “SNL” representatives for comment.

In the special, the 49-year-old comedian defended controversial “Harry Potter” author JK Rowling, saying they were both on “Team TERF,” (which stands for trans exclusion radical feminist).

People protest outside the Netflix at Vine building in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, Wednesday, October 20, 2021.
People protest outside the Netflix building in Hollywood in October 2021.
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Chappelle also said that “gender is a fact.

“Every person in this room, every person on Earth, had to pass through the legs of a woman to be on Earth.”



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