Dave Chappelle Defends a Real-World Bond Villain on His Comedy Stage

David Chappelle stopped punching up and began punching down a long time ago

Johnny Silvercloud
Momentum
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5 min readDec 16, 2022

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Dave Chappelle. Image Credit: Johnny Silvercloud

Dave Chappelle defends Musk while shitting on his own audience

“Ladies and gentlemen, make some noise for the richest man in the world.” ~ Dave Chappelle.

I really hate our love/hate relationship with Dave Chappelle. We, as Black people, want to root for our champions. We want to infinitely see the good in folk even when there’s not much to be seen.

I’ve torn through Dave Chappelle in a critical way I have never seen anyone else do in writing a while back ago. Many people saw the writing on the wall with him, and I was one of them. Chappelle’s punch-clock transphobia wasn’t just transphobia by itself but also a sign that he’s not our Dave anymore. He’s not a man of empathy, and Black people need to wake up because he’s been saying things in plain sight, indicating he isn’t with us anymore.

“You shut the fuck up with your boos…All these people who are booing — and I’m just pointing out the obvious — they have terrible seats…” ~ Dave Chappelle

When Dave Chappelle brought Elon Musk on his stage, booing erupted. Chappelle damn near ruined his own live show by honoring a fascist on a stage literally scheduled for a Black man — him — to shine. In other words, crypto-fascist Elon Musk bought and broke Twitter, and Dave Chappelle is perfectly fine with having that same crypto-fascist arrive to break his show.

You cannot hear the boos on Twitter, but you can hear the boos on Dave’s stage, and it appeared that Elon Musk wasn’t ready. The bigger problem is how Dave defended Elon Musk. Or at least attempted to.

Dave Chappelle is an Afro-American comedian who, instead of defending the poor, defends the rich. Instead of punching up with his platform, he punches down. Dave Chappelle is caught out here defending Musk over…

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Johnny Silvercloud
Momentum

20 yr U.S. Army vet turned analytical street photographer who talks about power, protest, and politics. Do not defend racism or sexism when I’m in the room.