Dave Chappelle uses SNL monologue to reflect Kanye’s anti-Semitism



first time saturday night live Hosted by Dave Chappelle in each of the last two post-election episodes, he took the opportunity to share his thoughts regarding American political situationThe comedian made his third comeback this week after the midterm elections, but something was different this time.

It was Chappelle’s first time hosting SNL because he had been under attack for some time lots of transphobic jokes in his latest Netflix special nearThere was obvious outrage on social media before he took the stage at Studio 8H for his monologue. boycott threat From the show’s writers, especially considering this season SNL Molly Kearney has the first gender non-binary cast member.

However, although he insisted on avoiding the topic, seemingly swallowed him Over the past few years, Chappelle may have dug an even deeper hole by deliberately defending the essence of Kanye West’s anti-Semitic rhetoric through comedy.

The comedian entered the room and began reading a short statement. And that’s how you buy time, Kanye.

Chappelle went on to explain that in his 35-year career, “I’ve learned that there are two words in the English language that should never be said together.” “The” and “Jews”. Here’s a joke about West’s “death con 3” tweet and how his words were influenced by his Adidas and more.

“That’s a big deal. He was breaking show business rules,” Chappelle said. “You know, the rules of perception. If they’re black, it’s a mob. If they’re Italian, it’s a mob. If they’re Jewish, it’s a coincidence and you should never talk about it.”

“Kanye got into so much trouble that Kylie [Irving] I got into trouble,” Chappelle said. I know Jews have been through terrible things all over the world, but I can’t blame black people for it. ‘ That line was filled with silence save for a single shout from the audience. “Thank you, the one who said ‘Woo'”

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“I’ve been to Hollywood and nobody ever gets mad at me. I’m just telling you what I’ve seen,” he added, pausing for effect. “There are a lot of Jews. Like a lot. But that doesn’t mean anything! You know what I’m saying? Just because Ferguson, Missouri has a lot of black people, we run the place.” He said that the “delusion of Jews running show business” was “not crazy to think” but “crazy to say it out loud.” Stated.

Chappelle’s monologue ran over 15 minutes and covered Herschel Walker (“Visible Stupid”) and what some called “The End of the Trump Age.”

But it was his decisions that pushed the type of anti-Semitic conspiracy that perplexed West, albeit through jokes, and continued to reverberate prominently.

“It’s never been so scary to talk about something,” he concluded. “It makes my job incredibly difficult. To be honest, I’m sick of speaking in front of crowds like this. I love you to death. Thank you for your support.” And I hope they don’t take anything from me… whoever they are.”

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