Dave Chappelle’s The recent comedy special for Netflix has sparked a lot of backlash on jokes about LGBTQ people, especially transgender people. In an unexpected twist, Backlash is now drawing backlash on its own.
Jacqueline Moore — a trans woman and lead producer of another Netflix series, dear blondes — the day after Chappelle’s special was dropped on stage Twitter made waves, announcing that she would boycott the platform in protest of Netflix’s support for Chappelle. But Moore almost immediately resented when people found out he was white.
“Tap a microphone. After the Chappelle Special, I can’t do it anymore. I won’t work for @netflix Again as long as they keep promoting and profiting from dangerous transphobic content,” Moore posted on Instagram, along with screenshots of her tweets calling for Chappelle and Netflix to be anti-trans:
While many celebrated Moore’s decision to take a stand, others are pointing out the irony of a white man showing a Black show and then protesting a Black comedian:
The audience of Dear White People is white (a show that explores the overdue + necessary changes and struggles that black people have in a unified society with whites and their supremacy) and Dave Chappelle wants to cancel? shut the front door! pic.twitter.com/zQdPz9pGbx
– Petty song enthusiast. (@thePLAINESTjane) 8 October 2021
So, Netflix canceled “Dear White People” and the producer left Netflix because of Dave Chappelle? pic.twitter.com/dz7yL745Bj
— Lib & Smoke (@LibSmoke) 8 October 2021
I’m so glad the trans woman behind “Dear White People” tried to hint against Dave Chappelle, and now people are finding out that this person is white. Talk about backfiring. laugh out loud
— Adam Goldman (@18kGoldman) 8 October 2021
Dave Chappelle is ass and transphobic *and* it’s disappointing but not shocking that ‘Dear White People’ has a white showrunner *and *a lot of your fave shows on Black Life have white showrunners/mostly white writing rooms
— Gloria Oladipo (@gaoladipo) 8 October 2021
Dear White People was written by a white man. I’m just lost. Dave Chappelle was calling out the racism of white LGBTQ people. Netflix don’t strip it. pic.twitter.com/4CdlwRFi9w
– Gavin M. (@GavinM20757503) 8 October 2021
This Dear White People vs Dave Chappelle reveal is sending me. pic.twitter.com/KCK5nUgzel
— torch brown (@let_josh_tellit) 8 October 2021
Dear White People As a listener to a white woman this shouldn’t have happened and deserves legitimate criticism.
His desire to boycott Dave Chappelle for his constant transphobic/homophobic jokes is also valid and deserves criticism.
Two things can be true simultaneously.
– Bring him, Jade! (@keatingssixth) 8 October 2021
In response to the outrage that Dear White People appears to have been led by a white creative, Moore retweeted it, clarifying his role on the series. “I was hired by Justin Simien to write on Dear White People prior to season one. After season 3 I was promoted by Justin to run the show with him for season 4. I was the only white writer on the show. ,” She wrote.
netflix canceled dear blondes A year ago, announcing that its fifth season would be the last. The fifth season of the series premiered on 22 September.