Dave Chappelle’s rep says there isn’t a ‘SNL’ writers boycott forward of his internet hosting gig
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Dave Chappelle’s consultant is pushing again on a report that claimed “Saturday Night Live” writers have been staging a boycott forward of his internet hosting the present this weekend.
On Wednesday, The New York Post, citing an nameless supply, reported writers on the present have been going to take a seat out on the episode.
“We’ve seen nothing to assist media studies of a author’s boycott,” Chappelle’s rep instructed USA Prime Time in a press release. “In reality, the writers delivered over 40 sketches for Dave’s consideration and collaboration. Just as throughout Dave’s previous ‘SNL’ appearances, you received’t need to miss it!”
It might be Chappelle’s third time internet hosting.
‘SNL’ made the announcement about his return to Studio 8H final week.
News of Chappelle’s internet hosting was met with some furor on social media given his controversial feedback over time in regards to the transgender group, particularly provided that the present introduced in September that it was including its first non-binary solid member, comic and actor Molly Kearney, and has a trans non-binary author, Celeste Yim.
USA Prime Time has reached out to representatives for “SNL,” its creator Lorne Michaels, Kearney and Yim for remark.
Chappelle has made jokes in regards to the trans group in units over time and located himself on the receiving finish of backlash from some members of the LGBTQ+ group and allies.
Most lately, 2021 Netflix particular “The Closer” elevated the ire after Chappelle stated he was “crew TERF,” the abbreviated time period for “trans-exclusionary radical feminist.”
“Gender is a reality,” Chappelle stated throughout the particular. “Every human being on this room, each human being on earth, needed to move via the legs of a girl to be on earth. That is a reality.”
Approximately 65 Netflix workers staged a walkout amid the controversy and, earlier this 12 months, one venue canceled Chappelle’s deliberate look after receiving criticism over the choice to have him carry out.
Netflix stood by its determination to stream the particular.