Dave Chappelle’s consultant is pushing again on a report that claimed “Saturday Evening Dwell” writers had been staging a boycott forward of his internet hosting the present this weekend.
On Wednesday, The New York Publish, citing an nameless supply, reported writers on the present had been going to sit down out on the episode.
“We’ve seen nothing to assist media reviews of a author’s boycott,” Chappelle’s rep instructed CNN in a press release. “In truth, the writers delivered over 40 sketches for Dave’s consideration and collaboration. Simply as throughout Dave’s previous ‘SNL’ appearances, you received’t wish to miss it!”
Will probably be Chappelle’s third time internet hosting.
‘SNL’ made the announcement about his return to Studio 8H final week.
Information of Chappelle’s internet hosting was met with some furor on social media given his controversial feedback over time concerning the transgender neighborhood, particularly on condition that the present introduced in September that it was including its first non-binary forged member, comic and actor Molly Kearney, and has a trans non-binary author, Celeste Yim.
CNN has reached out to representatives for “SNL,” its creator Lorne Michaels, Kearney and Yim for remark.
Chappelle has made jokes concerning the trans neighborhood in units over the years and located himself on the receiving finish of backlash from some members of the LGBTQ+ neighborhood and allies.
Most lately, 2021 Netflix special “The Closer” elevated the ire after Chappelle stated he was “group TERF,” the abbreviated time period for “trans-exclusionary radical feminist.”
“Gender is a truth,” Chappelle stated during the special. “Each human being on this room, each human being on earth, needed to move by the legs of a girl to be on earth. That may be a truth.”
Roughly 65 Netflix workers staged a walkout amid the controversy and, earlier this year, one venue canceled Chappelle’s deliberate look after receiving criticism over the choice to have him carry out.
Netflix stood by its resolution to stream the particular.