Dave Chappelle is in the news for controversial statements once again.
Attendees at a Thursday Dave Chappelle event reportedly left in protest after his comments against Israel’s bombing of Gaza and saying that the loss of employment shouldn’t be a punishment for students who support the Palestinian cause.
According to reports citing people who were there, some audience members chanted “Free Palestine” in response to Chappelle’s remarks, while others yelled “What about Hamas?” and eventually left the show.
Reportedly, the altercation with the crowd began after Chappelle said that students shouldn’t be fired for supporting the Palestinians.
After three law students from Harvard and Columbia published open letters supporting Hamas following their deadly terrorist strikes on Israel, the New York law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell canceled their job offers.
An internal company email made the announcement, which was then shared on social media. Neil Barr, the firm’s chair and managing partner, said the sentiments in the letters were against the firm’s beliefs.
We therefore determined that revoking these offers was necessary to ensure that all Davis Polk employees can work in a welcoming and supportive environment, as stated in the aforementioned communication.
Reportedly, a member of the audience shouted “Shut up” in response to Chappelle’s statement, prompting him to make more statements about Israel.
The comic not only denounced Hamas’ attack on Israel but also said that the United States was complicit in the deaths of civilians.
After signing on to a letter in support of Hamas, three students from either Harvard or Columbia were turned down for jobs at a prominent legal firm.
During a surprise appearance in May, Chappelle blasted San Francisco, asking, “What the f— happened to this place?”
A homeless person defecated in front of the Indian restaurant the comic was eating at in the Tenderloin neighborhood of the city, the comedian told the audience.