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Dave Chappelle's Alma Mater Cancels Fundraiser with the Comedian over Student Backlash

Added 11-12-21 09:04:01am EST - “Chapelle has donated $100,000 to the school, gave it one of his Emmy awards in 2017, and delivered a commencement address.” - Nationalreview.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nationalreview.com: “Dave Chappelle’s Alma Mater Cancels Fundraiser with the Comedian over Student Backlash | National Review”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

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A high school in Washington, D.C., canceled a planned fundraiser with Dave Chappelle after students threatened to stage a walkout because they were uncomfortable with remarks he made about transgender people in his recent Netflix special, according to a new report.

In response to student uproar, Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Georgetown — which is Chappelle’s alma mater — quietly canceled the November 23 fundraiser to raise funds for a new theater named after the comedian, according to Politico Playbook.

Two students told the newsletter that their peers had a heated debated with faculty after they were told they would have to help put together an exhibition to honor the comedian on the same day as the fundraiser.

The students said they were uncomfortable supporting Chappelle because many of their classmates identify as LGBTQ+. In his new Netflix special, The Closer, the comedian compares being transgender to wearing blackface, says “gender is a fact” and says that he’s a member of “team TERF,” meaning “trans-exclusionary radical feminists.”

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