Dave Chappelle ‘SNL’ Monologue draws Criticism From Anti-Defamation League leadership: ‘Why Are Jewish Sensitivities Denied?’ - variety

Dave Chappelle has drawn new criticism, this time for his monologue on this week's episode of "Saturday nighttime reside," as Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt argues that the comedian's efficiency did "now not simply normalize but popularize antisemitism."

In his stint as this week's "Saturday night live" host, Chappelle took the stage for a lengthy 15-minute monologue, cracking jokes about Kanye West's contemporary antisemitic remarks and the rapper's new wave of controversy and deserted company partnerships.

"We shouldn't predict Dave Chappelle to function society's moral compass, however worrying to peer ['Saturday Night Live'] no longer simply normalize but popularize antisemitism," Greenblatt wrote Sunday afternoon. "Why are Jewish sensitivities denied or diminished at almost every flip? Why does our trauma set off applause?"

mainly, the Anti-Defamation League itself has no longer launched a press release related to Chappelle's "SNL" look. The company had prior to now published statements regarding West's antisemitic remarks, in addition to Brooklyn Nets participant Kyrie Irving's decision to share an antisemitic movie to his social media followers.

"I've been to Hollywood and here is simply what I saw: It's a lot of Jews, like a lot," Chappelle joked at one element in his "SNL" monologue. "but that doesn't suggest anything. There's a lot of Black americans in Ferguson, Mo., however that doesn't imply we run the vicinity."

Saturday marked Chappelle's third time internet hosting "Saturday evening live;" each flip has come throughout the identical week as a contentious national election, beginning in 2016 in the days after Donald Trump turned into elected President.

Chappelle has remained a field of controversy for statements that have been interpreted as being damaging to the transgender neighborhood. His Netflix special, "The closer," prompted walkouts amongst LGBTQ+ people and allies employed at the streamer after chief content officer Ted Sarandos defended the comic's words as artistic expression, helping his "artistic freedom." Chappelle didn't touch on that circumstance during his "SNL" monologue.

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