Chapelle then switched gears to say he does believe the allegations against R. Kelly because the R&B singer is known for both his music career and his sex tapes. In July, Kelly, 52, was arrested in Illinois on several charges, including child pornography, after prosecutors in several states accused him of using his fame to recruit young women and girls into illegal sexual activity.
“This guy makes more sex tapes than he does music. He’s like the DJ Khaled of sex tapes,” Chappelle said before calling out DJ Khaled’s famous slogan, “Another one!”
Chappelle defended comedian Louis C.K., who allegedly masturbated in front of female comedians, joking “Louis C.K. was a very good friend of mine before he died in that terrible masturbation accident.” He also went to bat for “poor Kevin Hart” who lost his dream Oscars hosting gig after old tweets surfaced in which the stand-up star used language considered to be homophobic.
“I don’t know what you know about Kevin, but I know that Kevin Hart is damn near perfect,” Chappelle said, according to the Hollywood Reporter. “As close to perfect as anybody I’ve ever seen. In fact, Kevin is precisely four tweets shy of being perfect.”
Neither representatives for Chappelle nor Netflix immediately responded to Fox News’ request for comment on the controversial stand-up special.
Viewers of “Sticks & Stones” shared a mixed bag of reactions on social media, with some cringing at the content.
“Does Dave Chappelle tell joke[s] anymore or is it just him spouting unpopular opinions?” one user asked.
“People think there are bad reviews of Dave Chappelle stand up is because they’re “triggered” and not because it’s just honestly not funny,” another commented.
“Dave Chappelle’s kinda trash isn’t he? Laughed once, cringed like 20 times. Politics aside it’s all just stupid identity jokes and “ugh I hate when people don’t like bad things uuuuuggghhggfggg,” a third noted.
However, despite the handful of people who seemed upset at the topics covered in Chappelle’s special, a majority of Twitter users were quick to take to the platform to defend the comedian’s shock-value humor.
“Dave Chappelle making fun of cancel culture and basically saying ‘come get me you miserable f—s. Imma give you all the ammo’. I loved every minute of it,” one user said.
“Dave Chappelle’s entire career was built on being offensive. For those of you that hate watched it, exactly what type of content were you expecting from him?” someone else asked of the backlash.
“Please dont watch Dave Chappelle if you’re easily offended,” someone else quipped.