The right has rallied around comedian Dave Chappelle amid backlash over his jokes about transgender people – but a handful of dissidents have warned conservatives are being played for fools.
How to win the culture war is a live debate on the right.
Pedro Gonzalez, the associate editor at Chronicles Magazine, echoing other populists on Twitter, criticized conservatives Tuesday for supporting Chappelle despite the comedian’s history of mocking them.
Yeah this guy/organization spit in my face several times and punched me in the eye
I'm still gonna watch the show/buy the shoes
That's called principles
— Pedro L. Gonzalez (@emeriticus) October 26, 2021
Matt Walsh of the Daily Wire tweeted last week that the right should be prepared to see Chappelle “cave and back track” on his defiance of woke critics because he is only receiving support “from people he doesn’t like (white conservatives). ”
Critics of liberalism, such as podcast hosts Anna Khachiyan and Aimee Terese, were even more scathing in their assessments of Chappelle’s latest Netflix special, “The Closer.”
- “Hannah Gadsby AND Dave Chappelle are BOTH making stunning and brave comedy specials for the Obama network,” snarked Terese earlier this month.
- Around the same time, Khachiyan tweeted: “Dave Chappelle hoarding plausible deniability by making it about race/being knowingly self-deprecating/invoking his dead trans friend is the opposite of ‘going hard in the paint.'”
Writer Niccolo Soldo similarly mocked any conservatives feeling victorious about Chappelle’s resistance to being “canceled.”
Conservatives aka Permanent Losers thought that they scored field goal to make the game 77-3.
Nope. Field Goal ruled "no good" and they are still losing 77-0.
— Fisted By Foucault (@FistedBy) October 20, 2021
In a tweet Monday, Richard Hanania, the president of the Center for the Study of Partisanship and Ideology, called out conservatives for lionizing NBA player Enes Kanter given his support for LGBT causes and Black Lives Matter.
Check out the retweets. The guy praises Nike for its work on LGBT and BLM, but wishes they’d also criticize China. Conservatives claim him as their hero. Flashback to Iraq War days, when they all temporarily became international feminists to own the libs. https://t.co/C4MeTeajOr
— Richard Hanania (@RichardHanania) October 26, 2021