The national director of the Jewish civil rights organization, the Anti-Defamation League, has tweeted about his concerns about the comedian Dave ChappelleLast night’s opening monologue Saturday night to wrap.
Chappelle, the controversial comedian who has been accused of insensitivity in the past regarding his remarks about transgender people, Jews, blacks, and more, took a long time to open up. SNL Regarding the recent issues regarding the rapper/entrepreneur Kanye West and basketball player Keri Irving.
“We shouldn’t expect Tweet embed To serve as a moral compass for society, but it is annoying to see Tweet embed Not only normalization but also generalization #Anti-SemitismTweet from ADLJonathan Greenblatt today. Why are Jewish sensibilities denied or diminished at almost every turn? Why does our shock raise applause? ”
At the beginning of his routine, Chappelle revealed a small piece of paper and read from it, saying, “I deplore anti-Semitism in all its forms. And I stand with my friends in the Jewish community. And that, Kanye, is how you buy yourself some time.”
Then he got a little meat. Chappelle noted that he learned that there are “two words in the English language that you shouldn’t say together in sequence: ‘the’ and ‘the Jews’.”
“I’ve been to Hollywood—and no one has gotten mad at me—I’m just telling you what I saw,” he said, adding a signature pause. “They’re a lot of Jews. I love a lot. But that doesn’t mean a thing! You know what I mean? Just because there are so many blacks in Ferguson, Missouri, that doesn’t mean we run the place.”
He added that “the delusion that Jews run show business” isn’t as crazy as you’d think, but “it’s crazy to say out loud.” He also said of West, “It’s a big deal, he broke the rules of the show business. You know, the rules of perception. If they’re black, that’s a gang. If they’re Italian, that’s a mob. If they’re Jews, that’s a coincidence and you shouldn’t talk about it.” Start “.
Chappelle ended his long talk by confirming his point.
He said, “Talking about anything shouldn’t be scary. It makes my job so difficult. To be honest with you, I’m sick of talking to an audience like this. I love you to death and thank you for your support. I hope they don’t take anything from me…whatever that they be.”
straight ahead, And a nonprofit media outlet focused on Jews, said Twitter’s reaction to Chappelle’s routine has been mixed. I noticed that The Jerusalem Post accused the comedian of “engaging in anti-Semitic tropes. Adam Feldman, theater critic for Time Out New York tweeted:Dave Chappelle’s SNL monologue probably did more than anything Kanye said to normalize anti-Semitism. Screenwriter Amalia Levari tweeted, disapprovingly,So cool that SNL gave Chappelle the stage to give a TED Talk about how good antisemitic dog whistles are, actually. “
Wrote Rabbi Josh Yotter, Jewish Twitter influencer: “As I understand Chappelle’s monologue, the main point is that there are double standards as to who can say what about whom. If my Twitter feed is any indication, everyone agrees that this is a problem although there is a lot of disagreement about the details “.
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