Where were all these comedians suddenly defending free speech now that Dave Chapelle is being cancelled by venues when the comedian from whom Chapelle steals jokes was cancelled three years ago?
COMEDIANS DECRY CHAPPELLE CANCELLATION – ‘A PROHIBITION OF FREE SPEECH’
Most comedians contacted by OutKick slammed that decision, citing free expression concerns as well as how it might impact other comedians moving forward.
Podcaster and comic Adam Carolla mocked First Avenue‘s social media message explaining its decision.
“We believe in diverse voices and the freedom of artistic expression, but in honoring that, we lost sight of the impact this would have. I can’t stand when people talk about how much they love expression and free speech and in the same breath call for censorship and cancellation. Do you even hear yourself?” asked Carolla, author of the just-released book, “Everything Reminds Me of Something: Advice, Answers … but No Apologies.”
Openly conservative comic Nick Di Paolo slammed the cancellation as anti-American.
“They actually described Dave as danger to the trans community…Like they found the decomposing corpse of Chaz Bono and RuPaul under his house,” says Di Paolo, co-starring in the indie comedy “Fourth of July” with canceled comic Louis C.K.
“I love the fact we live in a country where a minuscule group of people … have the rest of the population terrified of their canceling power for lack of a better term,” Di Paolo says.
Where were these guys back when cancel culture could have been stopped in its tracks? For that matter, where were Clay Travis and Outkick?