‘SNL’ slammed for having Dave Chappelle as host

“Saturday Night Live” is facing backlash after it was announced that actor Dave Chappelle will host the November 12 show.

Chappelle, who was criticized for talking about the transgender community in his 2021 special “The Closer,” was released as an actor. through a Twitter account.

“Wait, I’ve decided to fire him. Is it possible to erase a culture that is not a real thing?” tweeted former Netflix employee Terra Field.

Field, who had been vice president of Netflix’s transgender resource group, resigned in November last year in protest over the comedy special and later led the walkout, according to Newsweek.

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“Having Dave Chappelle host SNL again is a slap in the face to the transmission community, including one of their newest members,” tweeted another. “What the hell Lorne?!”

Chappelle, who was previously criticized for controversial comments against trans people in his 2021 special. "The Nearest," he was shown as a recipient through  "SNL" Twitter.
Chappelle, who was criticized for talking about the transgender community in his 2021 special “The Closer,” was revealed as a guest via the “SNL” Twitter account.
AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe

“I love SNL. I’ve been a fan my whole life. But having Dave Chappelle as a host is not a move. You have your first non-binary cast member ever cast and then you’re a proud and outspoken transphobe. How disappointing,” tweeted @SeanAltly.

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Some – supporters and some who consider him a champion of free speech – were happy that the actor was playing with the musical guest Black Star.

“Dave Chappelle and Black Star? I’m so excited,” tweeted one person.

Twitter user @CainMcCoy called it “he must look.” “Dave Chappelle and Black Star (Yasiin Bey/Mos Def and Talib Kweli) will be on American television in the days after Election Day.”

“Dave Chappelle hosting SNL is going to be great. I love it when people criticize people who try to destroy them over stupid things. This is going to be better than Kim K hosting,” tweeted another.

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The Post reached out to Chappelle and “SNL” reps for comment.

In a special, the 49-year-old actress defended “Harry Potter” author JK Rowling saying that they are all on “Team TERF,” (which stands for trans-exclusionary radical feminist).

People demonstrate outside the Netflix on Vine building in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, Wednesday, October 20, 2021.
People demonstrate outside the Netflix building in Hollywood in October 2021.
AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes

Chappelle also said “a woman is real.

“Everyone in this room, everyone on Earth, had to pass through a woman’s legs to be on Earth.”


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