The drama around Dave Chappelle‘s Saturday Night Live appearance is just heating up.
Critics weren’t happy when the comedian was tapped to host the legendary night show, and now he’s drawing criticism from another group of people.
“We shouldn’t expect @DaveChappelle to serve as society’s moral compass, but disturbing to see @nbcsnl not just normalize but popularize #antisemitism,” Greenblatt wrote on Twitter. “Why are Jewish sensitivities denied or diminished at almost every turn? Why does our trauma trigger applause?”
The uproar stems from Chappelle mentioning Jewish people jokingly at the top of his monologue, where he read from a prepared note that said, “I denounce anti-Semitism in all its forms, and I stand with my friends in the Jewish community. And that, Kanye, is how you buy yourself some time.”
Jokes continued throughout, including a bit where he says the two words you should never say together in a sequence is “The Jews” because nothing productive comes after that.
Chappelle goes on to compare the perception of several different groups by saying, “You know, the rules of perception. If they’re Black, it’s a gang. If they’re Italian, it’s a mob. If they’re Jewish, it’s a coincidence,e and you should never speak about it.”
Then the comedian brings up one of the biggest stereotypes of Jews and their presence in show business.
“I’ve been to Hollywood and — no one get mad at me — I’m just telling you what I saw,” the comedian said. “It’s a lot of Jews. Like a lot. But that doesn’t mean anything. You know what I mean? Because there are a lot of Black people in Ferguson, Miss., it doesn’t mean we run the place.”
See how Twitter reacted to Chappelle’s monologue below.
Dave Chappelle Catches Heat For SNL Monologue On Antisemitism, Twitter Reacts was originally published on cassiuslife.com